Recertification Fee Policy

If renewing by CM points, the recertification fee of $150 is due at the end of the 3-year certification cycle when a CLSO or CMLSO has been approved for renewal. Failure to submit the renewal form, supporting documentation, and recertification fee by the December 31st deadline will result in Inactive Status

If applying for an extension year, the recertification fee of $150 and the $50 extension year application fee is due prior to approval. A CLSO or CMLSO cannot apply for an extension year twice in the same cycle or two certification cycles in a row. Failure to submit the renewal form and supporting documentation by the December 31st deadline of the 4th year will result in Inactive Status.

If renewing by exam, the recertification fee of $150 is due before the exam is taken and replaces the exam fee. The retake policy does not apply to taking the exam-in-lieu-of-points. The $50 application fee is waived.   

Deadlines:

December 31st of the 3rd year of certification cycle: Deadline to earn CM points toward renewal, take exam to renew, or apply for an extension year. Deadline to submit renewal paperwork with $150 fee and $50 extension year fee (if applicable).
December 31st of the 4th year of certification cycle: Deadline to earn CM points toward renewal.

After the December 31st deadline, applications for renewal will no longer be accepted. Candidates who wish to become certified again must apply to sit for the exam with application, application fee, references, and full exam fees, and must pass the exam. 

To view recertification forms, click here