If you cannot maintain by your maintenance due date, either by continuing education or re-examination, you can request a one time only, three-month extension. This extends the time needed to file, it does NOT change your current maintenance or next maintenance due date. Your certification is considered lapsed during the extension period. Any requests for verification of credentialed status during this extension period will be reported as lapsed. You can use continuing education earned in the extension period to maintain the extended credential—but cannot use the same CE for your next maintenance cycle.
The 3-month extension due date will align with the next NCC maintenance due date. The extension request must be filed online ONLY by midnight Central Standard Time on your maintenance due date. All requests for extensions require a $30 service fee, There are no refunds for extension requests. Extension requests received after the deadline will not be honored. Those individuals will need to reinstate in order to maintain their credential.
The extension fee can be made by either credit card or check at the NCC website.
A reinstatement program is available for individuals who failed to maintain their certification by their maintenance due date. The reinstatement program allows professionals formally credentialed by NCC to come back into the system without re-examination. This program is time sensitive and must be completed within the 12 month period following the missed maintenance date and by that quarter’s due date (see your specific date by going to your account). You must submit the application by midnight central standard time.
NCC makes every effort to apprise individuals that their certification maintenance is lapsed and they have a limited time to reinstate. NCC does this out of courtesy, not as a matter of obligation. It is up to the individual certified to know when it is time to maintain or reinstate if lapsed. During the course of the year prior to the reinstatement due date and based on information submitted by the certified individual, NCC makes an effort to alert those affected of their reinstatement date via email. It is your responsibility to insure your email is up-to-date at all times.