Yes, due to the additional strain of COVID-19 on the workload and time of CICs, CBIC will be granting all 2020 recertifying candidates a 90-day extension.
The new recertifying deadlines are as follows:
- Recertification examination: For those who opt to recertify by examination, the examination must be completed by March 31, 2021.
- Recertification by continuing education: For those who opt to recertify by continuing education, the IPUs portfolio must be submitted by January 31, 2021.
The recertification examination must still be purchased by November 30, 2020.
No, the recertification examination must still be purchased on or before November 30, 2020.
Yes, individuals can still recertify in 2020 if they would prefer. The 90-day extension will automatically go into effect for everyone who has not yet recertified but will not affect processing 2020 examination submissions.
No. If you successfully recertify, regardless of if you did so still in 2020 or within the extension period through 2021, you will be certified through December 31, 2025.
The mailing of paper certificates will temporarily be halted during this time. However, you may request and generate a digital certificate immediately via the "Certifcate Request" form: https://cbic.execinc.com/edibo/CertificateReplacement.
COVID-19 has caused a delay in the examination development process. As such, it is anticipated that the a-IPC will launch end of May or beginning of June. Please visit this page for updates.
CBIC is aware of the difficulty surrounding COVID-19 and is monitoring the situation closely. CBIC is working with Prometric to extend initial exam eligibilities of all candidates with pending eligibilities or upcoming examination appointments to June 1st.
Please check your exam appointment status prior to your exam date by visiting Prometric's website: https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/cbic. CBIC continues to monitor the situation and will work with Prometric to extend eligibilities as needed. If testing site closures arise within 1-2 weeks of your exam date, please contact CBIC at email@example.com.
Prometric will be in contact with you on next steps if you have an appointment scheduled. Learn more on the Prometric Coronavirus Update page.
Visit the CDC Coronavirus website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.