IMPORTANT Notes:

  1. 2018 Renewals - Grace Period Option.  The online option for 2018 renewals closed December 15, 2018.  The 2018 Grace Period Option for renewal by CE is open from December 16, 2018 to March 31, 2019.  You can access the Grace Period Application here
  2. 2019 Renewals Will Open July 15, 2019.  If you will be renewing by CE, our online renewal opens July 15, 2019 and is a quick and easy process and very user friendly. Once open, to renew online, login to your CDE portal and click on 'Online Renewal Application' (located in the left hand navagation pane) where you will be redirected to the online renewal application pages to begin the online process.  From there you will navagate through the various renewal screens to completion of your renewal. We hope you will try the online renewal option and find it user friendly and convenient way to renew.
  3. Expanded Activities. Reminder that Expanded Activities can be used in addition to the formal continuing education activities. Check it out at: Renewal by Continuing Education Guidelines for Reporting Continuing Education Activities document.
  4. Please be reminded that regardless of how you choose to apply for renewal by continuing education, you will NOT need to submit a detailed report of your continuing education activities with the application (e.g., summary report). At the time of application, you will need to attest to reading the current Renewal Handbook, abiding by the Canons of Ethical Conduct, and meeting all of the renewal requirements. ONLY if you are chosen for audit (random process) will you need to complete and submit paperwork that verifies that you met each requirement at the time you applied. For the continuing education requirement, documentation will involve a summary form (or print out of online tracking report) and verification of attendance. (See tracking option and audit information below.)
  5. Audit documentation must be received at the NCBDE National Office no later than the deadline date identified in the audit notice provided via email. The deadline date is 14 days after the application is submitted. IMPORTANT: A late fee of $25 will be assessed for the review of audit documentation not received by the deadline date identified in the audit notice.

 

Obtain Handbook:

2018CEHandbook       

      The 2018 Renewal of Certification by Continuing Education Handbook† is still available in PDF format,
       to download click here.  

 


The 2019 Renewal Handbook will be available Spring 2019.  If you would like a hard copy of the 2019 Renewal Handbook, requests to have a hard copy Renewal Handbook sent to you will be accepted beginning March 1, 2019.  Send your request to:

NCBDE
ATTN: Renewal Handbook
330 E. Algonquin Rd Suite 4
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
via Email:  lsayler@ncbde.org
via Phone: Phone 877-239-3233 or 847-228-9795 Fax 847-228-8469

Whether you choose to apply online or paper, CDEs are encouraged to make use of the tracking option found in the CDE portal of the web site (CDE login). The tracking option is a very easy way to track/document continuing education activities. If you are chosen for audit, the printout of your activities from this area of the site can serve as the Summary Form portion of the audit document package.

If you are chosen for audit, you will be notified via email and must provide required documentation by the deadline date identified in the audit notice. The deadline date is approximately 14 days after submitting the application. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for the review of audit documentation not received by the deadline date identified in the audit notice. The exact deadline and a link to the required documentation will be provided in the email notice. Click here to see the current renewal by CE audit documentation as a reference.

†IMPORTANT: Be sure to review the Handbook for the dates that applications are accepted. Applications cannot be accepted outside of the application windows.

Submission of Application
 

The 2019 window for submitting applications
for renewal by continuing education will open July 15, 2019. 


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. 

Applications for renewal by continuing education may be submitted online or using the paper application. Paper applications are only accepted by mail and cannot be accepted via facsimile or email.

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