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Temporary Certification Extension

In response to the circumstances related to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic resulting in the closure of the majority of PSI test centers and cancellation of live continuing education meetings, AANPCB may grant a temporary extension of time to complete the recertification requirements to Recertify by Examination and Recertify by CE & Clinical Practice.

How to submit a request for a temporary extension:

Individuals who are unable to complete the certification maintenance requirements due to extenuating circumstances related to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic may request a hardship temporary extension. All requests for a temporary certification extension must be in writing and submitted to Certification@aanpcert.org with an explanation of the circumstances involved. If the request for extension is approved, the credential holder will be allowed up to 120 days to complete the recertification requirements.

An extension of time does not relieve the applicant of their responsibility to complete the certification maintenance requirements by the end of the extension period. During the temporary extension, the certification will remain active. If requirements are not met by the end of the approved extension period, the certification will be expired. If an application for a temporary extension is denied, an appeal may be filed. Only written requests for an appeal are accepted.

To make a request for a temporary extension of the certification end date:

  1. A Recertification application must be submitted with payment before the request will be reviewed.
  2. Provide a rationale for needing additional time to meet the recertification requirements.
  3. Email the written request identifying the type of recertification mechanism (e.g., Extension is needed to (1) Recertify by Exam or (2) Recertify by CE & Clinical Practice) along with the rationale for the extension to Certification@aanpcert.org
  4. Telephone requests will not be processed.