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Certification Renewal Information


Renew by Continuing Education (CE)

To renew using the CE option:

1. Download the Renewal Handbook.

2. Fill out the application at the end of the Handbook.

3. Save the application and email it to

4. Pay renewal fees.



    (must have credit card*)

To pay by check/money order, follow steps 1-3 above and mail your payment to to address indicated on the application form.


To renew by paper application (fax or mail), there will be a $20 paper filing fee:

1. Download the Renewal Handbook.

2. Follow the paper filing instructions on the application form at the end of the handbook.


Ensure you meet the certification renewal eligibility requirements, and submit the renewal application, including the CE Verification Log, by November 1 in the year in which your certification expires.

  • Contact hours for certification renewal must be obtained during the three (3) -year certification period.  If your certification expires in 2017, you may use CE from September 1, 2014 - November 1, 2017.

  • Contact hours received prior to taking the examination or after submitting the renewal application are not accepted.



NOTE: Every year since 2014, more than 96% of our renewal-by-CE applicants have been APPROVED!


Renewal by CE Dates/Deadlines

February 1, 2017 -- Application window opens

November 1, 2017 -- Application window closes at 4:59 PM ET 

November 15, 2017 -- Late filing window closes at 4:59 PM ET (includes an additional $150 late filing fee)

No exceptions for lost or misdirected materials, incorrect fees, or late applications


Renewal by CE Fees


$175 IAFN members / $300 nonmembers -- early filing discount if application and payment are received by June 30, 2017


$275 IAFN Members / $400 nonmembers -- filing fee if application and payment are received July 1 - November 1, 2017


$425 IAFN Members / $550 nonmembers -- late filing fee of $150 included if if application and payment are received November 2 - 15, 2017



Check out our frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, contact the Association's home office at 410-626-7805 or email your questions to 

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