Congratulations on earning your certification! Now that you are a certified professional, it is critical that you keep your credential in good standing. It is your responsibility to make sure that you complete annual continuing education credits and renew your credential before it expires.
Please carefully review the Candidate Guide: Maintenance and Renewal for specific policies.
Tutorials – ‘How to Set up an Account’ and ‘How to Renew’
Before an application is made or a credential is renewed, you must create or reactivate an account. The FCB has a new renewal process which requires credential holders to complete a brief Renewal Application. The process also requires each credential held to be renewed separately. This means each credential has its own Renewal Application and payment.
In order to access the Renewal Application, you must reactivate the online account that was in our prior system. Please review the following video tutorials for complete information about how to reactivate your account and complete the renewal process.
2022 Certification Renewal Process Guidelines
Child Welfare Credential Reactivation and Reinstatement
The FCB’s Child Welfare Credential Reactivation and Reinstatement program replaces the FCB Workforce/Caseload Relief Reinstatement Program and reflects updated policy for reactivating or reinstating expired child welfare credentials. Please click on the Child Welfare Late Period, Reactivate, Reinstatement Policy and Application and complete the form as directed.
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Continuing Education (CE) Requirements
Certified professionals must maintain their knowledge and skill base by participating in ongoing education and training activities. Each FCB credential has a minimum number of hours of continuing education (CE) that must be completed each year. Carefully review your credential’s Standards and Requirements Tables for details about your continuing education requirement.
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Credential Expiration Dates and Renewal Cycles
The FCB has three renewal cycles. It is important that you are aware of the dates when the renewal cycle will open and close for your credential(s). Failure to renew your credential(s) during the renewal cycle could result in late fees, possible re-testing and other penalties.
|Credential Expiration||Renewal Period||Late Period||Inactive Period|
|June 30th – Annual|
MCAP, CAP, CAC, CAS, CCJAP,
CCJAC, CCJAS, CPP, CPS, CGAC,
CTTS, CET, CRSS, CBHT, CMHP,
|May 1 – June 30||July 1 – 31||August 1 and later|
|October 31st – Biennial|
CWPI, CWCM, CWLC, CWPI-S,
CWPI-Spec, CWCM- Spec,
CWLC-Spec, CCPP, CWT, CCHW
|August 1 – October 31||November 1 – 30||December 1 and later|
|March 31st – Biennial|
|January 1 – March 31||April 1 – 30||May 1st and later|
CRITICAL INFORMATION: Credential renewal is an individual responsibility, even if someone else is paying fees on your behalf. The recommended method is to pay your certification fees online, from your FCB account. Renewal payments received during the late period will incur a $50 late fee per credential. If the credential is not renewed by the last date of the late period, the credential will automatically be placed on inactive status and you will be required to meet all reinstatement requirements, which may include retesting.
Paying your renewal online
When your renewal period is open per the chart above, renewal payment can be made online through your FCB account.