NYCB Certification Renewal Process
Thank you for your interest in renewing your certification and your dedication to the field. Certification of peers promotes our profession generally and your practice and prospects specifically. Renewal submissions are due 4-6 weeks before expiration of the current certification.
Renewal is a 2-step process: 1) complete the necessary renewal training and 2) submit a renewal application and payment.
Renewal Training consists of formal classes, workshops, and presentations approved by ASAP-NYCB that are designed to build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professional practice in ASAP-NYCB certified roles.
Professional Development comprises a formal professional activity or event that serves as an investment in an individual’s career advancement or professional growth. Professional development for ASAP-NYCB purposes includes participation in approved professional meetings and other approved non-training workforce development projects which advance the peer profession or emphasize networking and soft skills. ASAP-NYCB will accept a total of 4 hours approved Professional Development as meeting part of the requirements for certification renewal.
Medication Supported Recovery (formerly MAT): Effective April 1, 2022, all CRPA certificants will be required to complete 4 hours ASAP-NYCB approved Medication Supported Recovery training as part of either their original training or as part of the 28 hours total renewal requirement - see approved training lists. The one-time requirement is for all certificants. If you completed 4 hours of Medication Supported Recovery (or MAT) prior to January 1, 2021, it may still be accepted for this requirement. CARC renewal applicants do not need to repeat Medication Supported Recovery training.
- CRPA: 28 hours approved recovery-specific education (multiple courses); including, 4 hours peer ethics. Clinical ethics, including CASAC, will not be accepted for the ethics requirement.
- CRPA-Family: 6 hours of additional approved renewal training in family-oriented education, family systems, and/or family theory; including a minimum of 1 hour in cultural competence. Full CRPA status is required to renew this certification. See approved training for CRPA-Family on the Recovery-Specific list posted to the column on the right (scroll to end of document). One time only credit per training.
- CARC: 18 hours approved recovery-specific education (multiple courses); including, 3 hours peer ethics. Clinical ethics, including CASAC, will not be accepted for the ethics requirement.
- VSR (Veteran Supported Recovery): 3 hours of approved renewal training in courses related to any of the four performance domains of the Veteran Supported Recovery certification - Advocacy, Recovery for Veterans, Military Culture, Ethical Responsibility.
When you have completed the required training, please submit your renewal application using our new digital application processing platform called Certemy. To begin your CARC and/or CRPA renewal application, please log into your Certemy account using the following link: https://nycb.certemy.com/entry/login and submit your online renewal application, renewal training certificates, and payment..
Overdue renewal applications received within 45 days of the expiration date are subject to a $25 late fee. Please note that payments are non-refundable and expire 1-year after submission, if candidates do not complete the renewal process.
The approval process can take up to four weeks from receipt of your application. Incomplete applications, or applications without payment/scholarship will be on hold until complete. The Certemy system will send reminders if steps are incomplete. Once a renewal application has been approved, your new certificate will immediately be available in your "Digital Wallet" in your Certemy account for you to download and/or print..
In order to confirm your renewal date, please click here to look up the ASAP-NYCB Certificant Registry in Certemy.
What if my CARC or CRPA certification has expired?
Late Renewals (certification expired for less than a year)
Candidates must complete the steps outlined above, as well as submit the applicable late fees:
1) $25 for applications submitted less than 45 days before expiration and less than 6 months after expiration
2) $50 for applications submitted between 6-12 months after expiration
Please contact Elisabeth Kranson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathie Gifford at email@example.com if your certification has lapsed and you do not see a renewal application available to you in your Certemy account.
Reinstatement (certification expired for more than a year):
- Candidates must submit all renewal requirements listed above, including: completed online application and training documentation showing completion of required renewal training (28 hours for CRPA and 18 hours for CARC). Please see approved renewal training options at https://www.asapnys.org/ny-certification-board/renewal-program/.
- Candidates must also take the foundational training again (46 hours for CRPA and 60 hours for CARC). The training used for original certification is ineligible. Please see Approved Training options at https://www.asapnys.org/ny-certification-board/nycb-approved-training/.
- Pay the standard renewal fee of $100 AND $100 late fee.
- Candidates are not required to re-take the IC&RC Peer Recovery exam.
Questions? Contact Elisabeth Kranson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathie Gifford at email@example.com.