Certification Renewal

Your CPTN certification status is due for renewal each year or every 2 years. You require 7 CECs to renew for 1 year or 14 CECs to renew for 2 years. One hour of continuing education equals 1 CPTN CEC up to a maximum of 14 CECs. CECs will not be carried over (banked) to the next recertification period.

Note: Returning trainers whose CPTN certification status has been overdue for more than 6 months will be required to rewrite the CPTN-CPT Theory Exam and retake the Practical Assessment Examination.

CEC Petitions

Courses that are not listed on the Distance Education and Workshops page or not pre-approved from our education providers can be petitioned for certification renewal through the following steps:

  1. Obtain as much of the following as proof of completion for the course to be submitted:
    1. a scanned image or document of the certificate of completion,
    2. a scanned image or document of the title page,
    3. a scanned image or document of the course outline (indicating course hours),
    4. a scanned image or document of the table of contents,
    5. a scanned image or document of transcripts.
  2. Submit a Petition for CPTN to screen a non-approved course or event for credits.
  3. Submit the requirements using our Document Upload page or e-mail to

Note: A maximum of 7 CPTN CECs (CPTN-7) petitioned will be allowed. There is a processing fee of $15 per course/event/conference petitioned.

Membership Renewal

Note: Membership fee is waived for returning CPTN Certified Trainers, please view the Certification Renewal page.