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NEBB's Recertification Program

The goal of recertification and continuing education for NEBB Professionals and Technicians is to ensure they are equipped with current knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a world of ever-changing information, equipment and technology.

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 practitioners 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 Deadlines and CEC Submissions

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


The following applies to CPs whose certification cycle expires at the end of December 2016.

  • December 31, 2016: Certificant CEC and recertification paperwork is due to NEBB (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 3-Recertification).
    • Be aware paperwork submitted after January 1, 2017 will be subject to delays in the turnaround process and you may not receive your new stamps and certificates before your current certification expires on March 31, 2017.  
  • March 31, 2017:  Please also be aware if NEBB does not receive your paperwork before this date, you will automatically go into suspension. 
  • June 30, 2017: Certificants whose paperwork is not received by NEBB on or before this date will automatically be decertified (PCPMMM Policy 117, Section 5-Personnel Certification Expiration and Failure to recertify).
    • You may reinstate your certification by meeting all recertification requirements, submitting a complete recertification application, and paying the recertification fees on or before September 30.  
  • October 1, 2017:  On or after this date, a certificant must reapply for personnel certification, meet all eligibility requirements in effect at the time of re-application, and pass the required examinations.
  • Please submit COMPLETED Certificant Paperwork, including the completed personnel recertification form either by emailed PDF or by hard copy.
  • Incomplete paperwork will be returned to the certificant and will result in processing delays. 
The Certificant recertification forms are linked below


If you chose to submit hard copy, please send to the following address:

NEBB, c/o Sheila Simms, Certification Manager, 8575 Grovemont Circle, Gaithersburg, MD 20877


If you choose to submit the completed paperwork via PDF, please send to  Staff asks that electronic submissions be sent in one PDF file, not several separate files.  Upon receipt, staff will reply with a received message to show proof of receipt for your records.


Please remember any paperwork found incomplete will be sent back to the Certificant and could result in delays. Please make sure all signatures lines have been signed and all the paperwork is complete before submitting to NEBB. Once approved and processed, the individual certificate(s) will be sent to you.


Please contact staff with any questions.  Our goal is to help you and NEBB’s Certificants make the recertification process as smooth as possible!



Updates for Certified Technicians as of April 2016

Following recertification changes made in 2015, a new policy requiring continuing education credits for Certified Technicians went into effect early 2016.


The new CEC submission policy requires Certified Technicians to submit a total of 6 continuing education credits anytime within their two-year cycle.  In order to help with the transition of the new CEC requirement, there will be adjustments made for those CTs who are in the second year of their 2-year cycle. The schedule is as follows:

1.       CTs who are in the second year of their certification cycle ending December 2016 are required to submit 3 continuing education credits on or before December 30, 2016.

2.       CTs whose certification cycle ends December 2017, are required to submit the full 6 continuing education credits on or before December 30, 2017. 


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, the number of CECs allowed and the required documentation when submitting to NEBB. The full Certified Technician CEC Submission Policy and Recertification Document can be downloaded below.

Throughout the transition process, NEBB’s Certification Department will work with CTs who may have questions. Call Sheila Simms, Certification Manager at 301-591-0483 or Cynthia Hereth, Director of Certification at 301-591-0491. 

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