If you do not comply with the continuing education requirements by the end of your five-year cycle, your credential will be suspended for up to one year.
ABC will notify you of deficient credits and impending suspension via email or letter. Following receipt of notification, you will be required to notify ABC within 30 days of your intent to earn the deficient credits, plus an additional 16 penalty credits for single discipline (CP and CO) and 20 penalty credits for dual discipline (CPO) (of which half of the credits must be Category I Science) within the current calendar year. Failure to provide ABC with this notice of intent may result in revocation of your certification.
During suspension, you are not permitted to use your ABC certification title or number, you will not receive complimentary publications, nor will you be included in the ABC directory. In addition, your annual renewal fees will be temporarily waived.