Business computing is dynamic. Therefore, certification holders must continue to learn emerging technologies and grow their skills throughout their career. To ensure that certification holders are maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills, certificate holders must earn COMMON Education Credits (CECs).
Recertification is required every four years on the anniversary of the date the certificate was originally issued. For example, if you were originally certified on May 1, 2015, your recertification deadline is May 1, 2019.
To retain status, a CCBCP certificate holder must do one of the following:
- Retake the CCBCP examination for $345/Member or $445/Non-Member
- Obtain and report a minimum of 30 CECs and pay a $200/Member or $300/Non-Member recertification fee
Additionally, proof of current third-party technical certification is required at the time of recertification.
The recertification application and fee payment must be postmarked 30 days prior to the certificate holder’s recertification deadline, otherwise they will be assessed a $100 late fee.
Failure to meet recertification requirements by the recertification deadline results in a loss of the CCBCP credential. To become certified again requires retesting.
For more information on recertification and how to track CECs, please refer to this document.