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NEBB's Recertification Program

The goal of recertification is to ensure NEBB Certified Professionals and Certified Technicians are equipped with current knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a world of ever-changing information, equipment and technology.  This is done through acquiring specific continuing education in the discipline(s) in which a CP or CT is certified.

A uniformly applied recertification program which includes continuing education credit (CEC) requirements ensures that the public will find a consistent quality of proficiency and knowledge among NEBB Certificants.

NEBB certification disciplines demand that its CPs and CTs acquire and maintain a broad base of knowledge. The body of knowledge in the world changes constantly and in an explosion of information, NEBB Certificants must keep up. The benefits of continuing education are learning new skills, keeping up with technological advances, developing new areas of expertise. But the hidden benefits could be even more valuable: keeping the mind open to new idea, honing the skills of learning, and developing as a well-rounded professional.

 

Certified Professional CEC Deadlines and Submissions

Certified Professionals are required to submit 12 continuing education credits (CECs) obtained within their current two-year certification cycle.

 

CPs can submit CECs from a variety of continuing education credit categories which include, but are not limited to:

      1.   Live or online NEBB or non-NEBB education events

      2.   Technical, community or college-related courses

      3.   NEBB Leadership & Governance

      4.   NEW Certifications

      5.   Speaking at Industry Events

      6.    Published Technical Writings

      7.     Regulatory Work

Each CEC submission category has a detailed breakdown of eligible events, number of CECs allowed and required documentation when submitting to NEBB. The 2017 CP CEC Policy and Submission Form is available here.

 

The following applies to CPs whose certification cycle expires at the end of December 2017.

·         October 1, 2107 - December 31, 2017: This timeframe is NEBB’s CEC Submission Period.

o  Certificant CEC recertification paperwork (completed CEC form and verification documentation) can be uploaded and submitted to the CP’s personal profile located in Certelligence beginning October 1, 2017. (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 3-Recertification).

§  Note: CEC paperwork and verification documentation can be uploaded to the CPs personal profile on Certelligence at any time during the year; however it cannot be "submitted for review" until October 1, 2017.

 

         ·         January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018:  This timeframe is NEBB’s "Grace Period."

o   CPs whose completed CEC paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to their personal profile in Certelligence by December 31, 2017 may do so during the grace period.

§  Note: CEC paperwork uploaded to Certelligence during the "Grace Period" will be subject to delays in the approval process which in turn, will cause delays in the shipping of new certificates before the current certification expires on March 31.

o   CEC paperwork not uploaded and submitted to Certelligence on or before March 31, 2018 will cause the CP to automatically go into "Suspension Status."

 

         ·         April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018: This timeframe is NEBB’s "Suspension Period."

o   CPs whose completed paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to Certelligence on or before these dates will automatically be placed into certification forfeiture. (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 5-Personnel Certification Expiration and Failure to recertify).

§  However, a CP may reinstate their certification by meeting all recertification requirements, submitting a complete recertification application, and paying the recertification fees on or before September 30. 

 

         ·         July 1, 2018:  From this point forward, this is known as "Forfeiture of Certification."

o   If a CP has not submitted their recertification documentation during the Suspension Period, the CP has forfeited his or her certification.

o   On or after July 1, 2018, an individual who was previously a CP and who wants to be reinstated as a CP, must start the certification process from the beginning which includes, but is not limited to:

§  meeting all current eligibility requirements 

§  submitting Application for Candidacy and pay non-refundable fees

§  passing the required examination(s).

o   If the Candidate successfully completes all components to the certification program, he or she must then complete the Application for Certification and pay all related fees in order to receive the official certification certificate and become a CP-in-good-standing.

CEC forms and documentation sent by mail or email will not be accepted.

 

CEC paperwork found incomplete will be flagged in Certelligence and could result in delays in the review process. Please make sure all signatures lines have been signed and all the paperwork is complete before submitting to Certelligence. Once NEBB reviews the CEC files in Certelligence and approves the submission, individual certificate(s) will be sent to the CP.

 

Certified Technician CEC Deadlines and Submissions

Certified Technicians are required to submit 6 continuing education credits (CECs) obtained within their current two-year certification cycle.

 

The 2017 CT CEC Policy and Submission Form is available here.

 

CTs can submit CECs from a variety of continuing education credit categories that were designed specifically for them and include, but are not limited to:

      1.       Live or online NEBB or non-NEBB education events

      2.       Technical, community or college-related courses

      3.       Certifications/Licenses

      4.       Safety Training

      5.       Vendor Lunch & Learn Events

      6.       In-house Training Events

Each CEC submission category has a detailed breakdown of eligible events, number of CECs allowed and required documentation when submitting to NEBB. The 2017 CT CEC Policy and Submission Form is available here.

 

The following applies to CTs whose certification cycle expires at the end of December 2017.

         ·         October 1, 2107 - December 31, 2017: This timeframe is NEBB’s CEC Submission Period.

o  Certificant CEC recertification paperwork (completed CEC form and verification documentation) can be uploaded and submitted to the CT’s personal profile located in Certelligence beginning October 1, 2017. (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 3-Recertification).

§  Note: CEC paperwork and verification documentation can be uploaded to the CTs personal profile on Certelligence at any time during the year; however it cannot be "submitted for review" until October 1, 2017.

 

         ·         January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018:  This timeframe is NEBB’s "Grace Period."

o   CTs whose completed CEC paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to their personal profile in Certelligence by December 31, 2017 may do so during the Grace Period.

§  Note: CEC paperwork uploaded to Certelligence during the "Grace Period" will be subject to delays in the approval process which in turn, will cause delays in the shipping of new certificates before the current certification expires on March 31.

o   CEC paperwork not uploaded and submitted to Certelligence on or before March 31, 2018 will cause the CT to automatically go into "Suspension Status."

 

         ·         April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018: This timeframe is NEBB’s "Suspension Period."

o   CTs whose completed paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to Certelligence on or before these dates will automatically be placed into certification forfeiture. (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 5-Personnel Certification Expiration and Failure to recertify).

§  However, a CT may reinstate their certification by meeting all recertification requirements, submitting a complete recertification application, and paying the recertification fees on or before September 30. 

 

         ·         July 1, 2018:  From this point forward, this is known as "Forfeiture of Certification."

o   If a CT has not submitted their recertification documentation during the Suspension Period, the CT has forfeited his or her certification.

o   On or after July 1, 2018, an individual who was previously a CT and who wants to be reinstated as a CT, must start the certification process from the beginning which includes, but is not limited to:

§  meeting all current eligibility requirements in

§  submitting Application for Candidacy and pay non-refundable fees

§  passing the required examination(s).

o   If the Candidate successfully completes all components to the certification program, they must then complete the Application for Certification and pay all related fees in order to receive the official certification certificate and become a CT-in-good-standing.

 

Note: CEC forms and documentation sent to NEBB by mail or email will not be accepted or reviewed.

 

CEC paperwork found incomplete will be flagged in Certelligence and will result in delays in the review process. Please ensure all signatures lines have been signed and all the paperwork is complete before submitting to Certelligence. Once NEBB Staff reviews the CEC files in Certelligence and approves the submission(s), individual certificate(s) will be sent to the CP or CT.

 

Throughout the transition process, NEBB’s Certification Department will work with Certificants who may have questions. Please email certification@nebb.org

 
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