Lapsed or Expired Certification

Lapsed or Expired Certification

Your certification is Lapsed if it is 1-12 months after your certification expiration date and your recertification application has not been submitted or annual fees have not been paid. To reinstate your certification, you must:

  • Pay the $100 Lapsed Certification Fee
  • Pay any outstanding Annual Certification Fees and
  • Submit: 40 contact hours, or Use the one-time Waiver, which allows you to automatically recertify without submitting contact hours.
  • If you choose to reinstate your certification by taking the exam, you must pay the Exam Fee + any outstanding Annual Certification Fees.

To use the one-time waiver, you must check the box next to the “I want to use my one time waiver” option on the Recertification Application. The waiver can only be used once in a lifetime. Each time you recertify after using the waiver, you must have the required contact hours or re-take the exam.

payment options

Click here to download Recertification Booklet

Click here to download Recertification Application

Expired Certification

(from 13 months to 10 years after your certification expiration date)

To reinstate your certification, you must:

  • Submit 40 contact hours you obtained before your certification expired and
  • Pay the $200 Expired Certification Fee
  • You do not qualify to use the one-time waiver.
  • If you choose to reinstate your certification by taking the exam, you must pay the Exam Fee. You will not have to pay the $200 Expired Certification Fee.
  • Your new certification expiration date will be 4 years from the date reinstatement is approved.

Click here to download the Recertification Booklet

2021 Certification Amnesty Program: You qualify if your Certification Expiration Date (as noted on your wallet card or in the BONENT database) is between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2019.

TYPES OF
RECERTIFICATION
SUBMIT IN 2021
Recertification
Form Due
Fees* Continuing Education Hours
Or Other
Regular By your certification
expiration date
Annual
Certification Fees
paid up-to-date

40 Hours of CE

OR 1-time Waiver
(if not used in the past)

OR take the exam

Lapsed Certification 1 – 12 mo. after your
certification expiration
date
$100
+ Outstanding
Annual
Certification Fees
Expired
Certification
Submit to reinstate 13 mo. to 1 year and 11 mo. after your certification expiration date.
$200

40 Hours of CE

OR take the exam
(you do not qualify
to use the waiver)

AMNESTY
PROGRAM
Submit to reinstate if your certification expiration date is between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2019
$200

40 Hours of CE

OR 1-time Waiver
(if not used in the past)

OR take the exam

*Incomplete and Returned Check Fees added where applicable.

To reinstate your certification, you must:

  • Obtain 40 contact hours OR use the one-time waiver (if you have not used it in the past)
  • Pay the $200 Expired Certification Fee
  • Your new certification expiration date will be 4 years from the date your reinstatement is approved.

Click here for the 2021 Recertification Booklet including Steps, Tracking Form & Application.

Additional Fees:

  • $65 Incomplete Recertification Fee: You will be charged the incomplete fee if you do not submit completed documentation.
  • $80 Returned Check Fee: You will be charged the returned check fee if your check is returned/bounces.