Maintenance of Certification / Renewal
What are the renewal requirements?
CABPs must meet the recertification requirements, submit a recertification application and applicable fee before their certification expires (three  years from the initial awarding of the certification or recertification terms thereafter). Failure to take these steps will result in an expired certification status. Recertification requirements include earning a minimum of 36 continuing education credits within the CABP exam domains and reaffirmation to the commitment to the CABP Code of Conduct.
What happens if my certification lapses?
During the first year following expiration, individuals may pay a lapsed certification fee of $125 (in addition to the recertification fee) to access the recertification application. Upon approval of recertification during a lapsed period, such recertification is active for the standard three-year term, beginning upon expiration of the last active certification term. Continuing education credits must have been earned during the then current three (3)-year certification term. Credits earned during the lapsed period would apply to the next three (3)-year recertification term. After a certification has been expired for more than one year, the lapsed certificant must reapply for certification and retake the examination.
What is the cost of recertification?
The cost of recertification every three-year cycle is $175 for AABB members and $225 for nonmembers if recertification is completed prior to each three-year expiration date. A lapsed certification fee of $125 would be applicable in addition to the recertification fee if a CABP lets their certification lapse during the first year following their certification expiration.