As of January 1st, 2016 the renewal fee will be $70 for ESA members and $170 for non-members in order to reflect our 24 month renewal cycle.
Certifications are now valid for 24 months rather than 12. This means that when you renew your certification, the expiry date will be set to 24 months rather than 12. The crucial requirement of participating in continuous learning activities will remain the same, but after the two years expire you will submit 24 hours of approved CEUs rather than 12.
Recently the ESA Board of Directors approved the final change, which is to expand the types of training courses that can be used for CEU credits. Rather than two thirds of the CEUs needing to come from the courses on the NTS CEU Accreditation list, certification holders may submit CEUs from any training courses that align with the subject matter of their certification, with proper documentation of attendance.
For more information about changes to the certification program please view our certification information page.