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. We prohibit the banking of CECs as such extra unused credits will not be carried over to the next recertification period. You are encourged to use the maximum available credits at the time of renewal.

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 Online Courses and Workshops page or not preapproved 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.