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NEBB's Recertification Program

The goal of recertification is to ensure NEBB Certified Professionals (CPs) and Certified Technicians (CTs) 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 with a set deadline for submission of continuing education credit (CEC) requirements and payment of an annual recertification fee, 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.

Recertification Deadlines and Submissions

 

Certified Professional

 

Certified Professionals are required to:

 

  1. pay an annual recertification fee and
  2. submit 12 continuing education credits (CECs) obtained within their current two-year certification cycle.  

The 2017 CP CEC Policy and Submission Form is available here. The CP CEC Policy and Procedure outlines each CEC submission category with a detailed breakdown of eligible events, number of CECs allowed and required verification documentation when uploading and submitting to the Individual Certificant’s personal profile in Certelligence.

 

Certified Technician

 

Certified Technicians are required to:

  1. pay an annual recertification fee and
  2. 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. The CT CEC Policy and Procedure outlines each CEC submission category with a detailed breakdown of eligible events, number of CECs allowed and required verification documentation when uploading and submitting to the Individual Certificant’s personal profile in Certelligence.

 

The following applies to Certified Individuals (CPs, CTs and CxPPs) whose certification cycle expires December 31, 2017.

          ·         September 1 – December 31: Payment of Annual Recertification Fee.

o   The annual recertification fee can be paid any time from September 1 through December 31 by accessing the invoice in the Certificant’s personal profile located in Certelligence.

o   Failure to pay the annual recertification fee by December 31 will result in being late.  

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

o   Individual Certificants CEC recertification paperwork (completed CEC form and verification documentation) can be uploaded and submitted to the Individual Certificant’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 Individual Certificant’s personal profile on Certelligence at any time during the current two-year cycle; however it cannot be "submitted for review" until October 1.

o   Failure to submit the required number of CECs by December 31 will result in being late.  

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

o   Individual Certificants whose completed CEC paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to their personal profile in Certelligence and who have not paid their annual recertification fees by December 31, 2017 are considered late.

§  Note: CEC paperwork uploaded to Certelligence during the "Grace Period" will be subject to delays in the Staff Review process which in turn, will cause delays in the shipping of new certificates.

o   Individual Certificants may be subject to paying a Grace Period Late Fee.

o   Failure to pay the annual recertification fee AND/OR submit the required CECs by March 31st will automatically result Suspension on April 1.  

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

o   Individual Certificants whose completed CEC paperwork is not uploaded and submitted to Certelligence AND/OR have not paid their Annual Recertification Fee on or before March 31 are considered Suspended.

§  Note: CEC paperwork uploaded to Certelligence during the "Suspension Period" will be subject to delays in the Staff Review process which in turn, will cause delays in the shipping of new certificates.

o   Individual Certificants may be subject to paying a significant Suspension Late Fee.

o   Failure to pay the annual recertification fee AND/OR submit the required CECs by June 30 will automatically result in Certification Forfeiture on July 1. (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 5-Personnel Certification Expiration and Failure to recertify).  

          ·         July 1, 2018:  This timeframe is known as "Certification Forfeiture"

o   If a Individual Certificant has not paid their annual recertification fee AND/OR submitted their recertification documentation AND/OR during the Suspension Period, the Individual Certificant automatically forfeits his or her certification.

o   On or after July 1, 2018, an individual who was previously certified and who wants to be reinstated as an Individual Certificant 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 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 Individual Certificant.


 
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