Earlier this year, the CRC® Board of Standards and Policy Development (BOS) passed a new policy that will generally require CRC® Candidates to schedule their CRC® examination within two years of their registration date.
Prior to this policy, a candidate could maintain their registration indefinitely. The new policy is as follows:
A CRC® Candidate’s registration for the CRC® program will expire when a Candidate does not schedule their CRC® examination within 24 months of their program registration date. A Candidate who fails the CRC® examination within six (6) months of their registration expiration date will automatically receive a 12-month extension on their expiration date. After a Candidate’s registration expires, individuals may re-register for the CRC® program by submitting a new CRC® registration form and an expired registration fee of $150 to InFRE. The Candidate will then be assigned a new CRC® registration date.
An additional 12-month extension may be added to a CRC® Candidate’s registration for health reasons or other extenuating circumstances. All requests for a registration extension must be submitted prior to a Candidate’s registration expiration date and will be considered by the BOS on a timely basis.
Candidates who have been registered for the CRC® examination for more than two years as of March 1, 2021, must schedule their exam by the April 2022 testing window to avoid an expiration of their registration and Candidates who have been registered for less than two years as of March 2021, must schedule their exam by April 2023.
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