Certification Reactivation Policy

Your certification is valid for one year after you pass the exam.* It will expire if you did not self-report the appropriate amount of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) before your expiration date. 

It is critical that you fulfill the continuing education requirement in order to keep your certification.  Regulatory rules and technologies are changing at a rapid pace – and the continuing education requirements of certification ensure credential holders continue to maintain and enhance their expertise. Maintaining your certification demonstrates a commitment to excellence – proof to your employer and colleagues that you are dedicated to staying informed and at the top of the your industry.

In order to ensure the integrity of our certifications, IOFM strictly holds all of our certification-holders to these standards of the profession. 

An individual may request a one-time reactivation of an expired certification if they meet the eligiblitiy requirements. 

Expired for less than 3 months: You have a one-time three-month grace period after your certification expires to have it reactivated for an administrative fee. If you completed the necessary CEUs within your compliance period but did not self-report them, you will still be required to self-report all of your CEUs. This must be completed before your certification can be evaluated for reactivation. Please log your CEUs for your expired certification and reach out to the Certification Department at [email protected] to be evaluated for approval and pay your fee. 

Expired for more than 3 months: If your certification has been expired for more than three months and you did not earn the necessary CEUs to renew your certification within your compliance period, your certification is expired. You will need to retake the entire certification program in order to recertify. Please get in touch with your training advisor or contact the Certification Department at [email protected] to connect with a training advisor.

If your course enrollment expired before you completed the exam, please contact Customer Service. This reactivation policy is applicable to certifications, not enrollments. 

*Certain exceptions do apply. Certificates with no end date, like CESA or the Solution Consultant programs, will never expire. CPRS certifications earned after 2017 will have a 2-year compliance period, and those with the CPRS designations are required to retake the exam rather than earn CEUs.  

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