Certification Maintenance Program Guidelines

The need for professional competency is the focus of the ABCC CMP. Diplomate status is conferred on those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set forth by ABCC and successfully pass the ABCC examination. Following successful examination, diplomates enroll in the CMP.

CMP validates continued competency in comprehensive care and provides the ABCC with a systematic plan to assess DCC status. There are two options by which certification renewal can occur:

Option One – Recertification by Re-examination

Option Two - Recertification by Continuing Education and Continued Practice

ABCC will notify DCCs of their certification expiration date one year prior to expiration. The renewal application and requirements are posted on the web site.

ABCC will assist with the re-certification process; however, it is the responsibility of all DCCs to keep track of their certification date and submit their renewal documents, no later than six months prior to the certification expiration date.