Certification is valid for 10 years. Certified specialists may apply for recertification as early as 3 years prior to their certification expiration date.
This booklet contains general instructions and application forms (including the Professional Development Portfolio activity sheets) that may be completed and submitted by mail.
Online applicants also need to download and complete the Professional Development Portfolio Word forms (located below). These forms will need to be completed offline and uploaded during the online application submission process.
This booklet contains general instructions and application forms that may be completed in Word and submitted by mail. However, we encourage candidates to consider submitting through the newly launched online application system. If submitting online, please note Professional Development Portfolio forms will need to be completed offline and uploaded during the online application submission process.
Includes a checklist for recertification.
Includes helpful information for those pursuing recertification.
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