Recertification Application Timeline Guidance

Recertification Timeline Guidance and Deadlines:

  • Applicants must begin the application process by submitting their recertification pre-screen application 12 weeks in advance of the certification expiration date.  
  • Applicants must submit the complete recertification application at least 6 weeks in advance of the certification expiration date, to avoid a lapse in certification. However, we recommend that applicants submit their full application at least 8 weeks in advance of their certification expiration. Applications received less than 6 weeks in advance of the certification expiration date will be considered late. Given the length of the internal and external application review processes, late submissions cannot be processed in less than 6 weeks, and the applicant’s certification will lapse. 
    NOTE: If an application is received at least 6 weeks in advance of the expiration date and meets the requirements for recertification, but the review and processing time takes more than 6 weeks, the applicant will not see a lapse in certification. Applications that are incomplete, that require significant updates to their application, and/or do not meet the requirements for recertification may not qualify for an extension of their certification.  

Organizations may initiate the application process for recertification no sooner than 6 months (24 weeks) in advance of their certification expiration date to ensure plenty of time. 

 

Example Recertification Timeline:

Org's Initial Certification Date: June 15, 2018  

Org’s Certification Expiration Date: June 15, 2023 (5 years)  

Example Recertification Application Submission TimelineRecertification Submission Date  
You may choose to initiate the application process for recertification as early as 6 months (24 weeks) in advance of your certification expiration, but not earlier 

Starting December 29th 2022  

(24 weeks in advance of expiration)   

We require that you submit a recertification pre-screen application 3 months (12 weeks) in advance of the certification expiration date  

March 23rd 2023  

(12 weeks in advance of expiration)  

We recommend that you submit your application for recertification at least 8 weeks in advance of your certification expiration  

April 20th 2023  

(8 weeks in advance of expiration)  

We require that you submit your application for recertification at least 6 weeks in advance of your certification expiration  

May 4th 2023  

(6 weeks in advance of expiration)  

Submissions received later than 6 weeks in advance of your certification expiration will be late. This application will still be reviewed, but cannot be processed in advance of your renewal date; and your certification will lapse.  

After May 4th 2023  

(Less than 6 weeks in advance of expiration)