• Certification is valid for 10 years. Certified specialists may apply for recertification as early as 3 years prior to their certification expiration date.

    Recertification Deadlines

    • The recertification application deadline for specialists recertifying by taking the exam is December 31, 2020 and the deadline for specialists recertifying through the completion of an accredited residency program or Professional Development Portfolio is January 31, 2021.
      Please note: This represents a three-month extension of the application submission, eligibility, and payment deadlines due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As applications are reviewed in order of submission, potential applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the deadline to expedite the application review process. An option for an initial partial payment of the application fee will also be available. The application extension and/or partial payment option is automatically extended to all recertification applicants. Prior approval is not required.

    Test Dates

    Feb. 27 - March 13, 2021: 2021 Exam Dates