Certification is conferred for a period of three years.
- For all certificants who initially certified in the Spring (April or May), your certification period is from April 1 through midnight April 30 (3 years later). If recertifying through the continual learning program, contact hours must be accrued during this time frame. Certification status will expire at 12 midnight on April 30.
- For all certificants who initially certified in the Fall (October or November), your certification period is from October 1 through midnight October 31 (3 years later). Contact hours must be accrued during this time frame. Certification status will expire at 12 midnight on October 31.
All recertification applications must be submitted during either the Spring or Fall application window below, depending on when you are due to recertify and whether your certification period is in the Spring or the Fall. Review the certification periods above for more information. All recertification applications must be submitted online.
|Spring Recertification Cycle||Fall Recertification Cycle|
|Online Application Window||January 1 until midnight on April 30||July 1 until midnight on October 31|
* No online applications will be accepted after midnight Eastern Time (ET) on the deadline dates indicated above. This is an absolute deadline.
The recertification fee is due at the time you apply online and must be paid by credit card. ABPANC accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. No other forms of payment will be accepted.
Please note: Fees are for processing and application review and are not refundable.
Continual Learning Program
* In order to receive the ASPAN member discount, you must already be an ASPAN member and provide a current ASPAN membership number when you apply online for recertification. Your name in the ASPAN database must exactly match the name you enter on the recertification application. If your name has changed, you will need to contact ASPAN to update your membership information before applying for recertification. If you have any questions regarding ASPAN membership, call ASPAN at 1-877-737-9696, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Web site at www.aspan.org.
If you pay the non-member fee and subsequently obtain ASPAN membership, you will not be reimbursed for the fee difference. There will be no exceptions. When you enter your ASPAN membership information on the online recertification application, ABPANC immediately verifies with ASPAN that membership is current. If ABPANC is unable to verify ASPAN membership, you will be charged the non member fee.