Candidates may keep Certification valid by completing one of the renewal requirement options below. Renewal requirements must be completed prior to the expiration of the Certification.
- Retake the exam. Candidates have the option to retake and pass the same exam to keep their Certification valid. The Certification will become valid for 3 years starting on the date the exam is retaken and passed.
- Achieve a higher-level Certification. On the date that a Candidate with an active LFCS Certification achieves LFCE Certification, their LFCS Certification will be renewed for 3 years so that both their LFCE and LFCS Certifications expire on the same date. For example, a Candidate holds an active LFCS Certification expiring on August 20, 2019. The Candidate achieves LFCE Certification on March 1, 2019. Their lower-level LFCS Certification will be extended for 3 years effective March 1, 2019 and both their newly achieved LFCE and renewed LFCS Certifications will have the same expiration date of March 1, 2022.