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Three-Year Certification Maintenance Intervals

Every certificate holder is assigned a 3-year certification maintenance interval. All professional development hours 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, 2020–December 31, 2022 maintenance interval: Out of 30 required professional development hours 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

  • 2018 is assigned an interval of January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021
  • 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 

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