You have the ability to start submitting recertification requirements one year before your expiration date. The NCCAOM recommends that you submit all of your recertification requirements including application up to 6 weeks prior to your expiration date.
NCCAOM's processing times are 4-6 weeks. If all requirements for recertification are not submitted by your expiration date, your certification will moved to a 1 year lapsed status where an additional 15 points and extra fee will added to your recertification. The NCCAOM allows up to a full 3 year lapses before your certification is terminated. With each year lapsed you will accrue additional PDA/CEU points requirements along with additional fees.
For more information please go to our Recertification Process For Lapsed Constituents page.