A critical function of professional certification is the continual enhancement of individual professional competency. To facilitate this responsibility, The Academy's recertification process mandates that all ACVREP certified professionals participate in continuing education (CE) opportunities and other professional development activities, such as presenting at professional conferences. In addition, Academy certified professionals are required to consistently provide services in an ethical manner according to the Code of Ethics.
All Academy certified professionals are required to renew their certification through the recertification process every five years except for CATIS who must recertify every two years. This requirement promotes The Academy's mission of advancing professional competency to support the provision of quality service.
The online submission of the application for Recertification is due by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the 1st day of the month in which your certification expires, for example March 1 for a March 31 expiry. Any application received later than this time will be assessed a Late Fee in the amount identified on the fee schedule.
Recertification is a 2 Step Process.
Also note that documentation will be accepted within the recertification term. If you attended an event prior to your last recertification date or your initial certification date if this is your first recertification, then the system will not allow you to submit the application.
For multiple recertifications you will receive a discount on the second/and third recertification if they are submitted within 48 hours of the first application. When you submit the first application for recertification you will pay the full price, then once you submit the 2nd/3rd application you will see the discounted price as long as it is within 48 hours of the first submission of the first application. The discount will be indicated when you apply for the 2nd certification/3rd recertification at the payment page. Your documentation will stay in your "Recertification Tracker" for 48 hours to allow you to add/remove documentation for the next Application for Recertification. After the 48 hour period from the first application you will no longer receive a discount and the information previously placed in your recertification tracker will no longer be in the tracker to support any additional applications for recertification.
Use our online search tool to find approved CE opportunties near you.Search for CE
Once logged in, use the button below to manage your recertification points and records.Track Recertification
Once your CE is gathered use the button below to begin the application for RecertificationRecertify Now
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To apply for the Recertification Fee Increase Scholarship Program, please carefully review the following documents.
You must be pre-approved prior to applying for recertification. Once you have been pre-approved, a voucher for the amount of $45.00 (USD) will be applied to your account. You will then apply for recertification as normal.