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.  


June 2020 Renewal Cycle is Open

This renewal cycle is open. We have set an extended time period for renewal due to the COVID-19 virus. The renewal period has been extended to August 31, 2020 and no late fees will be applied. As such, there is no “late payment” period this year. Credentials that are not renewed by the August date will be place in Inactive status.

To make a payment online, please go to My Account.


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. 

Click the button below for more information about continuing education.


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 ExpirationRenewal PeriodLate PeriodInactive Period
June 30th – Annual
MCAP, CAP, CAC, CAS, CCJAP,
CCJAC, CCJAS, CPP, CPS, CGAC,
CTTS, CET, CRSS, CBHT, CMHP,
CRPS, CRRA
May 1 – June 30July 1 – 31August 1 and later
October 31st – Biennial
CWPI, CWCM, CWLC, CWPI-S,
CWCM-S, CWLC-S,
CWPI-Spec, CWCM- Spec,
CWLC-Spec, CCPP, CWT, CCHW
August 1 – October 31November 1 – 30December 1 and later
March 31st – Biennial
CBHCM, CBHCMS
January 1 – March 31 April 1 – 30May 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. For instructions on how to pay your renewal online, please refer to How to Pay Renewal Fees.


Is your credential due to renew? 

Click on the appropriate box to see if your credential is listed.  If you believe you are on this list in error, please contact our offices for assistance.