Three and Six Year Policy Update
In July 2005, OACETT introduced certification timelines for all Associate members to ensure they would continue on to certification.
Members were either given three years to certify or six years to certify if further academics were required. In reconfirming the commitment to being an association of certified members, OACETT is making compliance with the certification timelines mandatory beginning January 1, 2016. All members will be given a mandatory certification date after which failure to certify will result in loss of membership with the first enforcement beginning January 2019 for those members given three years to certify. The first enforcement date for members given six years to certify will be January 2022.
How Does This Affect You as a Member Who Joined Prior to 2016 but after July 1, 2005?
Three Year Timeline
Members assigned three years to certify from July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2015, must comply with mandatory certification by January 1, 2019. Those not in compliance will be given a six months' grace period to certify or have their membership removed.
Six Year Timeline: Joined Between July 1, 2005 and December 31, 2013
For members given six years to certify between July 1, 2005 and December 31, 2013, some progression to certification, defined by completing one course or the PPE, must be shown by January 1, 2019. If some progression has been shown, a new compliance date of January 1, 2022 will be assigned to complete the certification program. If no progression has been shown, a six months' grace period to complete the PPE will be given. Once completed, a new compliance date of January 1, 2022 will be assigned. Failure to comply will result in removal of membership.
Six Year Timeline: Joined Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015
For members given six years to certify between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015, the original compliance dates of 2020 and 2021 will be extended until January 1, 2022. Those not in compliance will be given a six months' grace period to certify or have their membership removed.
This fall we will mail you a certification summary with your outstanding requirements and new timeline. But don't delay: Get Certified Now:
• Write the PPE
• Send in your experience for us to review
• Track your Certification through the OACETT website
• Track Your Application if you have outstanding documents to provide.
For inquiries regarding your certification requirements or the 3 and 6 year rule, contact Camilla Poliah at firstname.lastname@example.org.