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Three-Year Certification Maintenance Intervals

Every certificate holder is assigned a 3-year certification maintenance interval. All professional development hours (PDHs) must be completed within this time period. Maintaining certification is an ongoing process and once the interval ends, a new interval is assigned.

Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2023–December 31, 2025 maintenance interval: Out of 30 required PDHs for certification maintenance, at least 2 hours must be in cultural competency, cultural humility, culturally responsive practice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

Beginning with certificate holders in the January 1, 2020–December 31, 2022 maintenance interval: Out of 30 required PDHs for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.

To find your interval, login to My Account and select the Certification Maintenance link, or contact the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Initially Certified or Reinstated

The 3-year certification maintenance interval begins the first January following the date certification was awarded. For example, certification awarded anytime in

  • 2019 is assigned an interval of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022
  • 2020 is assigned an interval of January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023
  • 2021 is assigned an interval of January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024 
  • 2022 is assigned an interval of January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2025

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