Certification Maintenance Program Schedule

The ABCC has established a five-year period for certification renewal. The recertification period begins at the time of induction of DCC status and is valid through December 31 of the fifth year.

The re-certification interval was established to be consistent with existing guidelines for advance practice registered nursing re-certification programs. The ABCC Board determined that five years is an appropriate cycle and that candidates must document continuing education deemed acceptable as defined in the requirements.