Recertification

1.    How do I recertify?
2.    How much does recertification cost?
3.    My certification has expired. Do I have to reapply for certification?
4.    May I recertify before my five years are up?
5.    I have a Master Certified Technician certificate, but one or more of my specialty certifications has expired. Am I still considered a 
       Master Certified Technician?


1.    How do I recertify?

A Certified/Master technician must recertify every 5 years.  Each technician will complete the recertification application and submit with the appropriate fee.

There are two methods to recertify:

Training method:  You must meet the following requirements: (1) have continuous employment in the industry over the five year period and  (2) Provide proof of 20 hours of industry sponsored training for Certified and Master Certified technicians. 

Test method:  retake and pass the certification test.  The test method is for technicians that do not meet the training and/or the employment requirements.

2.    How much does recertification cost? 

Registered Technician: no recertification – retake test if not moved on to become a Certified/Master technician.

Certified/Master Certified Technician: $100.00 & 5 years of continuous employment and 20 hours industry sponsored training.

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3.    My certification has expired. Do I have to reapply for certification?
 
There is a small window of 90 days past your certification expiration date that you will be allowed to follow the steps and meet the criteria outlined for recertification. If you cannot meet those requirements or have exceeded that window, you will need to re-test to become re-certified. NOTE: you will NOT be required to re-take the Registered test, just the certification test for the level you wish to achieve.

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4.    May I recertify before my five years are up?

Yes.  If you have satisfied all of the training and employment requirements you may submit your recertification application one year prior to your expiration date.  You will not lose time for recertifying before your expiration date. 

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5.    I have a Master Certified Technician certificate, but one or more of my specialty certifications has expired. Am I still considered a Master Certified Technician?

Once you achieved Master Certification (even if it was by completing all the specialties) you only need to maintain the Master Certification.

Note:  Specialty Certifications have been phased out from the program and there is no recertification a specialty only certification.     

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