Certification Renewal Procedures
CERTIFIED ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1991
Individuals certified on or before December 31, 1991 will not have their certification revoked if they do not comply with the renewal requirements of submitting a Continuing Practice Journal. However, their certification will be considered inactive.
CERTIFIED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1992
Individuals certified on or after January 1, 1992, who submit a Continuing Practice Journal and renewal fees more than 30 days after the renewal date and up to one year after the date of certification expiration will be inactive, but certification will not be revoked. At the end of one full year, if the Journal and fees have not been received, certification will be revoked. Once certification has been revoked, it will be necessary to take the certification examination again to regain certification.
CCE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Individuals certified in the U.S. CE program under the ICC/USCC on or after January 1, 1992, are under the same policy. However, if the CE certification is revoked, there currently are no means of regaining the certification under the ICC/USCC.
NOTIFICATION OF RENEWAL STATUS
Upon receipt of the Continuing Practice Journal and renewal payment, the journal will be forwarded to the U.S. BMET Board of Examiners for review. When approved, a wallet card showing the new certification expiration date will be issued and mailed out with a letter of renewal confirmation.
If certified in more than one discipline (CCE, CBET, CRES, CLES), certificants will be charged an additional $15 every three years for each certification beyond the primary one in order to maintain active status in each certification. There is no need to complete a Continuing Practice Journal for each certification. One journal will suffice.
MILITARY ACTIVE DUTY
Each occurrence of persons being called into active duty, while military forces of the United States are involved in hostile activities, will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The certificant is to contact the office of the ICC/USCC to inform them of the military status and the proposed duration, and should present a copy of his/her military assignment. The general policy will be that for persons who will be on active duty within 60 days of date of actual deadline for renewal, the renewal deadline be postponed until 180 days after discharge from their active duty or return to their standard responsibilities. If the certificant will not be performing his/her military assignment in the biomedical field, the certification(s) should be placed in retirement status until the certificant is released from his/her assignment and is back to working in the field (see information under Retired Status below) . The office of the ICC would then work with the certificant to determine what information is needed to continue to keep the certification active.
The information above only applies to those either deployed to an assignment or called to active duty while the countrys military forces are on alert, and they need to provide the ICC with a copy of their military assignment. Those certified and on standard military assignments in the biomedical field are expected to follow all renewal policies and procedures.
Should a certificant, at any time, leave active employment in the biomedical field to pursue other interests, for medical reasons, or for military deployment, he/she may request retired status. If retired status is granted, there is no need to submit a Continuing Practice Journal. To retain certification, there is a renewal fee of $18 for the triennial cycle. To apply for retired status, the request should be sent directly to the ICC/USCC providing the name and telephone number of the last employer so that ICC/USCC can verify the retirement, and include the renewal fees. Retirement Status Request Form
Should certificants wish to return to active status in the future, they need to notify the ICC/USCC of their return to active employment at the time it occurs. The Continuing Practice Journal and regular fees need to be submitted at the time of the next regularly scheduled renewal (based on the original certification year).
The Emeritus Status requires that an individual be retired from full-time employment in the profession of biomedical technology and meet one of the following requirements:
- The number of years certified, when added to the years of work experience in the biomedical technology field, is greater or equal to 30 years; or,
- The individual held at least 15 continuous years of active certification status.
Individuals who qualify will be listed in the online registry as "Emeritus," and will retain certification without having to submit a Continuing Practice Journal or pay renewal fees.
To apply for "Emeritus" status, the ICC/USCC office should be notified, while providing the name and telephone number of the last employer so that ICC/USCC can verify the retirement. Emeritus Status Request Form
Renewal fee(s) must be submitted by the certification expiration date with appropriate documentation. If you have not received your renewal package, please call the ICC at 703-525-4890, ext 1207. Fees are listed in the table below.
|CBET, CRES, CLES||$90|
A $100 reactivation fee applies if materials are submitted more than one month after the renewal due date. This fee should be paid along with the current renewal fees and a Continuing Practice Journal must be submitted for the current triennial period. Failure to pay the reactivation fee will result in the certification remaining in an inactive status, even if the renewal fees and Journal have been submitted.
Certificants have a 60-day deadline to appeal a revoked certification.