A B.C.O. must re-certify as part of maintaining their certification by one of two processes every 4 (four) calendar years, a B.C.O. will stay “current” under the one of the following processes;
Process I- In the event that a B.C.O. has less than 200 CE Credits, the B.C.O. must take the Written Certification Exam.
- The B.C.O. must successfully complete the written exam before their expiration date.
- The B.C.O. is responsible for paying the applicable Written Exam Fee
- If the B.C.O. fails the 1st attempt at the written exam, the B.C.O. may arrange for an additional testing to pass exam within expiration date window.
- Failure to complete the exam during the Recertification time frame will result in the B.C.O. being “not Current” will be placed in the “suspension” status on the website.
- If the B.C.O. fails the 2nd attempt, Certification is revoked immediately per date of test failure notification.
- Failure in Process I will require a complete re-exam of original certification requirements to regain B.C.O. Certification.
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Process II- Submit 200 Approved CE credits.
- Credits/paperwork must be submitted no later than Dec 1. 30 days before the certificate expiration date.
- CE credits totals may be submitted anytime in the fourth year of the recertification cycle if already obtained.
- Credits in excess will not be rolled over to the next recertification cycle
- All credits expire when the certificate expires.
- Credits must be obtained from the certificate issue date to certificate expiration date.
- There are no additional fees for recertification if using prior-approved credits.
- $300 late fee for all paperwork/credits received after Dec 1, of expiration year.
- A maximum of 100 “Administrative Credits may be used per recertification cycle.
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