Once you’ve achieved ARCB® national certification, you are required to earn 12 hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years. Your 2-year CE period begins January 1st of the year following the year you achieved certification. The 12 CE hours may be a combination of activities/courses, or a single activity/course which meets or exceeds the total requirements. CE hours may include classes/workshops taught in other countries and may include on-line, telephone or correspondence courses. You are responsible for selecting an activity/course that has been ARCB® approved, or you may apply to ARCB® for advance approval to take a non-approved activity/course or complete an independent study project. Applications for approval of independent study projects or non-approved activities/courses must be received at least 6 weeks before the end of your 2-year CE period.
Certificants who are at least 70 years of age and who have already completed at least 24 hours of continuing education since their initial ARCB® certification are exempt from the CE requirement. It is the responsibility of the certificant to notify the ARCB® office and submit a copy of a government-issued identification to verify their age.
Certificants who do not achieve and/or evidence required CE hours will be reminded to do so by the ARCB® office. See the FAQs below for more information about how to correct this problem. If you fail to correct the issue, you will be placed in lapsed status and must return your ARCB® certification documentation and pin as well as remove all ARCB® logos and information from your website and marketing materials.