A Each person needs 5 continuing education units per year. These can be done using the AMCA volumes on our website www.amcaexams.com.
Q Can I submit outside CEU’s from my place of employment?
A Yes, anything you’ve done in relation to the industry is acceptable to submit as outside CE. A certificate of completion is requested to provide proof that the CE is completed. An outside CE order form can be found on our website at www.amcaexams.com.
Q Can I do all of my CEU’s all at once?
A Yes, it is totally up to the candidate. We prefer it 5 credits per year, but 10 credits in one year is perfectly acceptable.
Q What if I forget to renew and my expiration date has passed?
A Candidates will have up to one year to reinstate their expired certification. A $25.00 Reinstatement Fee will be assessed. Candidates that are expired for more than one year are not eligible for reinstatement and are required to re-test.
Q I am currently certified and went back to school to continue my education. Can I count any of the courses I took as CE?
A Yes, just submit a transcript with an outside CE form (found on our website) and the Compliance Department will review the courses you would like to count towards CE.
Q I am certified by another company, can I just renew with your company?
A No, this is similar to reciprocity and this is a violation of accreditation standards. You can challenge the exam if you would like to be certified by us.
Q How much is it to renew my certification?
A For each volume done through the AMCA, the cost is $79.00. Outside credits are $11.00 a credit.
Q Does it matter when I renew?
A No it does not matter when you renew. The AMCA prefers that you complete 5 CEU’s every year, but doing 10 all in one year is acceptable.
Q Does the AMCA send out a reminder to the candidates that are expiring?
A No it is up to each candidate to know and maintain their certification. The AMCA occasionally sends out reminder emails to candidates who are expiring.
Q When I pay the $79.00, does that mean I am purchasing the volume?
A No, the volume is basically free; it is $79.00 to submit and process your CE credits for that particular year.
Q If my certification expired, when I renew what will be my new expiration date?
A When an expired certification is renewed, the renewal is dated 2 years from the testing date. For example, if you tested in 04/2014 your renewal should be done by 04/2016 to be renewed until 04/2018. If you let your renewal lapse and it is now 2017, you will only be renewed until 2018.
Q Can I submit a combination of outside CEU’s and one of your volumes?
A Yes, you can do both outside CEU’s and any of the volumes offered by the AMCA.