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Certification & Training

Certification Reinstatement Policies

Has your certification lapsed?

In March 2014, NCRA instituted changes to its Credential Reinstatement Policy. This policy change affects all NCRA certifications. It is now a three tier policy that affects reinstating members depending on how long ago the certification lapsed. As of March 2014, all individuals who have lapsed certifications are eligible for one of the reinstatement procedures below, regardless of whether they received a reinstatement under the old policy or under Amnesty.

Reinstatement of credentials lapsed less than 3 years ago

This level of reinstatement may be taken only once per lifetime and will reinstate all lapsed certifications from that period. The individual will need to fill out the Reinstatement Application, which will require the following:

  • Payment of current year dues, either in full or starting monthly dues payments.
  • Payment of $95 reinstatement fee.
  • Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to earn 1.0 CEU in order to reinstate the certifications. During this period, the certifications will NOT be current.
  • Once the member has submitted and notified NCRA of completion of the continuing education requirement, the certifications will be reinstated and the member will have no less than three (3) years in which to complete the continuing education requirements for the certification(s). A letter to this effect will be sent to the member.
  • PDC credits may NOT be used towards this reinstatement requirement, and the unit must be earned during the year that starts with the processing of the fees.

Reinstatement of credentials lapsed from 3 to less than 7 years ago

This level of reinstatement may be taken only once per lifetime and will reinstate all lapsed certifications from that period. The individual will need to fill out the Reinstatement Application, which will require the following:

  • Payment of current year dues, either in full or starting monthly dues payments.
  • Payment of $95 reinstatement fee.
  • IF THE MEMBER IS ONLY REINSTATING ONE CERTIFICATION (CRI, CBC, CCP, RPR, CLVS, CMRS ONLY): Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to earn 2.0 CEUs in order to reinstate the certification. During this period, the certifications will NOT be current.
  • IF THE MEMBER IS REINSTATING MORE THAN ONE CERTIFICATION: Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to earn 2.5 CEUs in order to reinstate the certification. During this period, the certifications will NOT be current.
  • Once the member has submitted and notified NCRA of completion of the continuing education requirement, the certifications will be reinstated and the member will have no less than three (3) years in which to complete the continuing education requirements for the certification(s). A letter to this effect will be sent to the member.
  • PDC credits may NOT be used towards this reinstatement requirement, and the units must be earned during the year that starts with the processing of the fees.

Reinstatement of credentials lapsed 7 or more years ago

This level of reinstatement may be taken only once per lifetime and will reinstate all lapsed certifications from that period. The individual will need to fill out the Reinstatement Application, which will require the following:

  • Payment of current year dues, either in full or starting monthly dues payments.
  • Payment of $95 reinstatement fee.
  • FOR HOLDERS OF THE RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CBC, AND CCP: Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to take and pass the skills portion of the highest level certification the member wishes to reinstate. The first retest fee will be waived.
  • FOR HOLDERS OF THE CLVS: Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to take and pass the production skills test. 
  • FOR HOLDERS OF THE CRI: Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to submit a new CRI assignment. This will be coordinated with the Education office.
  • CMRS HOLDERS WHO HAVE LAPSED 7 OR MORE YEARS AGO ARE INELIGIBLE FOR REINSTATEMENT. NCRA no longer grants this certification, so we are unable to reevaluate any individual who has permitted this certification to lapse for 7 or more years.
  • Once fees have been paid, the member will have one (1) year in which to earn 1.0 CEU in order to reinstate the certifications. During this period, the certifications will NOT be current.
  • Once the member has submitted and notified NCRA of completion of the continuing education requirement and has passed the skills requirements outlined above, the certification(s) will be reinstated and the member will have no less than three (3) years in which to complete the continuing education requirements for the certification(s). A letter to this effect will be sent to the member.
  • PDC credits may NOT be used towards this reinstatement requirement, and the units must be earned during the year that starts with the processing of the fees.

Please contact our Membership Services Center at 800-272-6272 or by email to request a form.