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- Submitting Your Recertification Credits
- Recertification Application Fee
- Audit Process
- Late Submission
- Hardship Extension Status
- Expired Status
- Retired Status
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To track your recertification credit units, please go to www.nbmtm.org/account.
If you attend NBMTM conferences, seminars or workshops, or participate in NBMTM eLearning programs, the applicable credit units will be auto-populated into your Certification Portal.
Once your recertification application is complete and has been approved, your next 5-year recertification period will begin from your existing end date.
You may submit your completed recertification application one year into your 5-year recertification period. If you complete your recertification cycle early, your end date will not change, and any unused or subsequent professional development activities completed within your current certification period cannot be carried over to the next.
- Initial certification period: May 2016 (took exam)
- Recertified: December 2020
- Next 5-year recertification period: July 2021–July 2026
Recertification Application Fee
Recertification Fee = $300 The application fee is nonrefundable, whether or not your application is approved. If you have previously created a user account on our website but do not remember your login information, use the “Forgot Password?” link to have the information emailed to you.
In order to protect the integrity of the BCMTMS certification program, NBMTM will audit a percentage of recertification applications. It is important to document
your professional development activities and retain these records for up to six months after the end of your 5-year recertification period. If you are audited, you will be required to verify, with supporting documentation, the activities and credit units listed on your recertification application.
Please submit all supporting documentation to satisfy the audit in one submission. You will have 30 days to submit your audit documentation. From the time all audit documentation is received, notification as to the outcome of the audit review will occur within 30 days.
Your BCMTMS™ credential may be revoked if you are unable to provide supporting documentation when audited, or if you do not meet the 50-credit unit minimum per 5-year recertification period. (Supporting documentation is not required unless you are chosen for audit.)
Recertification applications are due five years from the date of certification. Every effort should be made to recertify within that time frame. Should you fail to
enter your credit units into your Certification Portal by your recertification end date, you will have 60 days to do so before your credential expires. You may not use the 60- day grace period to accumulate additional credit units. A $100 nonrefundable late fee will be applied, in addition to the recertification application fee, at the time of submission.
Hardship Extension Status
NBMTM recognizes that extenuating circumstances may prevent a credential-holder’s attainment of 50 credit units within the 5-year recertification period. In those instances, a BCMTMS™ credential-holder may apply for a hardship extension status. This request must be made in writing at least 30 days before a credential-holder’s
recertification end date but no earlier than the final year of the 5-year recertification period. An explanation of the hardship must be included in the request. Examples of hardship include, but are not limited to, serious personal illness, serious illness of a family member, long-term unemployment and military deployment for an extended period of time.
If NBMTM approves the hardship extension, your certification will be extended for up to 12 months.
During hardship status, you may not use the credential after your name until you complete your credit units requirements within the extension period. The credential-holder’s certification period end date will not change upon reinstatement to active status. Hardship extension requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The certification of a credential-holder who does not submit a recertification application by the late submission date, who does not comply with an audit or who does not complete the required credit units within the approved 1-year hardship extension period is considered expired. This status means you are no longer certified. To become certified again, you must begin a new application process, pay the required exam fees and retake the exam.
A credential-holder who is actively certified and retires from the profession may apply for retired status. A credential-holder who plans to continue doing part-time work is not considered retired and is not eligible for retired status.
In order to apply for retired status, please send a request to email@example.com. A retired status form will be sent to you to complete and return for review and processing.
Credential-holders who have retired from the pharmacy profession and hold a retired status must add the word “Retired” in parentheses after their earned designation.
A retired status credential-holder will not be required to submit recertification credits.