2018 Certification Renewals
2018 Certification Renewal Invoices were mailed on November 28, 2017, and renewals must be returned and paid by January 30, 2018.
If you have moved during the last year, please report your new address to the CFDA office by email and request an electronic copy of your renewal notice to renew your certification.
CFSB does not issue certificates for individuals who renew certification at Inactive status.Inactive Status will be applied for individuals who:
Certificates are not issued after June 30, however, the list of certified professionals posted on the CFDA website will reflect upgraded status.
We strongly encourage you to participate in professional development activities throughout the year and track your CE activities to ensure you have achieved the required hours needed to renew your certification at Active status.
Certifications are renewed on a calendar year basis – January 1 through December 31.
*A $3 discount can be applied for check payment; make $90 check payable to CFSB.
A Renewal Notice is mailed to certified individuals in December each year. Renewal fees must be paid annually regardless of whether CE hours are reported. Your status as "Active" or "Inactive" is determined by the number of CE hours reported each year.
CE hours are NOT required to maintain certification; payment of annual certification fees ensures that you may continue to use the CFSB certification credential as CMSP, CFD, CET or INT.
January 31 is the delinquency date for all certification renewals. Certifications are considered “lapsed” if renewal is received after January 31 and are subject to an additional $35 late fee.
1. Can I renew and pay online? Certification renewal can be paid online, however, you must return your Renewal Invoice, CE Activity report and CE evidence by mail.
2. I didn't receive my renewal form in the mail. Email to CFDA office to verify your mailing address and email, and a renewal notice will be sent to you via email.
3. I don't have enough CE hours to renew my certification.
CFSB certifications must be renewed and paid each year to maintain the credential, regardless of whether CE hours are reported.
Continuing education dictates whether your certification will be renewed at Active or Inactive status. Six hours are needed per calendar year -- including at least 2.0 hours of CFDA-approved laws credit -- for Active status. No hours are needed for Inactive status.