Certified Prevention Specialists who fail to re-certify before their credential expires will be subject to the following policy:

         90-day grace period*: Lapsed credentials will be granted a 3-month (90-day) grace period to complete renewal.

         90 days – 2 years: After 3 months, lapsed credentials are considered expired and are subject to a reinstatement fee of $150. Regular renewal fees will still apply.

         After 2 years: Lapsed credentials after 2 years will be considered permanently expired and applicants will be required to re-apply as a new candidate.

*It should be noted that the 90-day grace period cannot be used to complete required training. Training must be completed during the 2 years of active certification before the credential expires, while the grace period is only allowed for submission and review of re-certification requirements.