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The CTBS and CRCS Recertification requirements and process have been updated.

Late fees will be applied to certifications falling outside of the three-year recertification time frame.

Recertification dues must be submitted online through the AATB Portal. Click here to download the AATB Certified Specialist Recertification Guide.

Recertification Fees

Member Recertification

Recertification Fee Additional Late Fee
$75.00 $75.00

Non-Member Recertification

Recertification Fee Additional Late Fee
$150.00 $150.00

Recertification Process

Certification Cycle

Candidates will receive notification reminders during the third year of their recertification cycle. However, it is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that AATB has up-to-date contact information. Individuals who fail to recertify will not be listed as a Certified Specialist and cannot use the CTBS designation.

Delinquent Recertification

Delinquencies outside of the three-year certification cycle must be resolved within one year of the original recertification deadline. The individual will be required to retake the certification examination if their certification is not reinstated within this one year delinquent period. Delinquent recertification will result in a late fee. Delinquent recertification will result in a late fee.

Request for Temporary Waiver

Provisions for submission of temporary waivers for recertification credits may be granted in the following circumstances:

  • Active military duty
  • Serious illness or injury
  • Other preclusion preventing the individual from being able to successfully fulfill the recertification requirements

Requests for delinquent recertification must be submitted in writing via e-mail directly to the AATB staff responsible for the oversight of the certification and recertification program.

Recertification and CEUs

All CEUs must be submitted via the AATB portal.

A breakdown of CEU recertification requirements, categories, and examples can be found on AATB's CEUs page.