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Q. What is Provisional Certification?
A. Provisional Certification is attained when students choose to take the CRCST exam before they have completed their 400 hours of hands-on experience. It is not an exemption from the hands-on experience requirement. Students who attain provisional certification have 6 months to complete their hands-on experience component and submit proof of that to IAHCSMM Headquarters. If that is not completed in 6 months, the certification is revoked and the student must retake the certification exam.