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Recertification Programs - Policy

The initial certification period is for five (5) years, after which a certificant is required to recertify.

Periodic examination is necessary to ensure that certificants’ knowledge of industry standards, equipment, and safety practices keeps pace with changes in these areas. NCCCO’s subject matter experts, working in conjunction with psychometric consultants, reviewed the speed of such change in the industry and researched other comparable certification/licensing programs before determining that this goal could be achieved by setting the examination interval at five years; little, if any, additional benefit, it is believed, would accrue by more frequent testing.

Each certification program has its own recertification requirements, please see the candidate handbook for the programs in which you seek recertification to find out about requirements.