Obtain Handbook/Application:

Renewal of Certification by Continuing Education
The 2014 Renewal of Certification by Continuing Education Handbook† (and Application) will be available via a pdf download and in hard copy format in late April/early May 2014 (Note: Delayed from original estimates of mid-March/early April 2014. We apologize for the product delay). There is no charge for the handbook and application.

You can submit a request that the 2014 Renewal of Certification by Continuing Education Handbook be sent to you via mail. To submit your request, contact our office using the information below and be sure to include your mailing address. The 2014 Handbook will be sent to you when it is available.

Send requests to:
NCBDE
ATTN: Renewal Application
330 E. Algonquin Rd Suite 4
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Or
Phone 877-239-3233 or 847-228-9795 Fax 847-228-8469
Or
By email: Click here to submit an email request for a 2014 Renewal by Continuing Education Handbook and Application to be sent by mail when it becomes available (Please be sure to include your mailing address with the request).

(Want to take a look at the 2013 Renewal by Continuing Education Handbook? Click here.)

When it's available later this year, it will be accessible in a pdf file that provides an "editable/fillable" option for the application portion of the Handbook that allows you to enter data from your computer's keyboard for the majority of information required on Part I of the application, as well as Part II**, the Summary of Continuing Education Activities Form. Please note that all initials and signatures on the application must still be completed in ink after you print the document. We hope this format will be of assistance to you in completing the application.

**For Part II, most individuals will still find that use of the tracking option found in the CDE area of the web site (CDE login) will be the easiest way to track/document their continuing education activities.

†IMPORTANT: Be sure to review the Handbook for the dates that applications are accepted. Applications submitted outside of the application window cannot be processed and will be returned.

Submission of Application

Renewal of Certification by Continuing Education

The 2014 window for submitting applications for renewal by continuing education does not open
until July 1, 2014.
Please do not submit an application before that time.


Applications for renewal by continuing education are only accepted by mail. Applications cannot be accepted via facsimile or email.

Prior to completing the application, certificants will want to review the Handbook for the details on the application windows and deadline dates, along with important information on accrual timelines.

Submission: Complete the application and submit it, along with any required documentation and all required fees, to the NCBDE national office (address below). Be sure to review the submission windows prior to mailing the application.

Attn: Renewal by Continuing Education
NCBDE
330 E Algonquin Rd, Suite 4
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Review the "Adherence to Published Policies" section of the Handbook for additional mailing information.
Renewal by continuing education applications are to be mailed ONLY to NCBDE. NOTE: Applications are not accepted via facsimile or email.

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