The certification renewal cycle is five years from your certification date. In the example below, you will need to renew your certification before 12:59 pm EST on January 14, 2018 , if your certification period starts on January 15, 2013.
Renewal Notice Process
- The NBMTM will send out renewal notices/invoices two (2) months prior to the credential expiration date. Renewal fees must be paid and, if audited, RCU documentation must be approved no later than the date of expiration.
- There is a 30 calendar day grace period for individuals who miss the renewal deadline. Certified professionals may renew an expired credential by paying the renewal fee, a $50 late fee, and submitting RCUs (regardless of audit status) no later than 30 calendar days after the credential’s expiration date.
- Individuals who do not meet renewal requirements within 30 calendar days of the credential’s expiration date will automatically be placed on inactive status and must complete the Reinstatement Process to recertify.
It is critical that certified professionals understand the following NBMTM policy related to renewal:
Payment of certification-related fees is an individual responsibility. The NBMTM invoices the individual who holds the credential. If a certified individual works for an employer that pays some or all renewal fees, the certified individual is responsible for ensuring that fees are paid in a timely manner to the NBMTM. The NBMTM will not waive late fees or extend timelines for failure to renew.
Awareness of certification expiration date(s) is an individual responsibility. The NBMTM will send a renewal notice/invoice to the mailing and email addresses on file with the NBMTM. Ensuring the NBMTM has current mailing and email addresses is the responsibility of the certified individual. If a certified individual does not receive a notice/invoice at least 45 days prior to the credential’s expiration date, the certified individual must call the NBMTM to request a new notice/invoice. The NBMTM will not waive late fees or extend timelines for failure to update contact information or if invoices were “lost” in hard copy or email.
The NBMTM randomly audits approximately 5% of the certified population after the renewal cycle has closed.
How to Earn RCUs
Your activities must meet the following requirements to qualify for CEUs:
- Timing: Activities must be completed during your five-year renewal cycle.
- Relevance: At least 50 percent of the activity content must relate to one or more exam objectives for the certification you’re renewing.
- Documentation: You’ll need to provide documentation to receive RCUs.