Your certificate will be mailed to you as soon as your application review is complete. It may take up to 30 days to complete your review. Due to most workplace requirements it is strongly recommended you submit your recertification packet at least 30 days prior to the expiration date. There is no longer a 30 day grace period after the date of your certification expiration. Once your certification has expired it may be necessary for you to reapply and complete the examination to recertify.
Please note that you must keep your certification current at all times to practice legally as a substance abuse counselor. You should not practice during a lapsed period.