Lapsed Certification Grace Period
If all required CE credits and fees are not received by your certification expiration date, your certification(s) will be suspended and you will be considered non-certified. You will then automatically be granted a six week grace period in which to submit all past-due fees and CE credits. During this suspension period you are not considered certified and cannot use the title of CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL, CCSVP, or any other designation you may normally hold with IAHCSMM.
If all required past-due CE credits and certification fees are received within the six week grace period, your certification(s) will be reinstated. If all required fees and CE credits are not received before the end of your grace period, you will no longer be able to renew your certification(s). No further extensions will be available. At that point, you would be required to test in order to re-obtain any and all certifications.
To avoid having your certification(s) suspended, or possibly revoked, IAHCSMM strongly encourages you to renew prior to your expiration date.