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. Following receipt of notification, you will be required to notify ABC within 30 days of your intent to earn the deficient credits, plus additional penalty credits within the current calendar year (see above), of which approximately 2/3 must be Category I Scientific credits. 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.