Continuous Certification Process
Continuous Certification is an ongoing learning process
Enroll in Program / Register for Assessment
Once a diplomate registers for their first assessment, they are enrolled in the Continuous Certification Program. Diplomates initially certified in 2018 or later are automatically enrolled in the program.
To maintain their certification, diplomates must complete their first assessment in the year that their time-limited certificate expires, or two years after initial certification for those certified in 2018 or later.
Diplomates must be up to date on the requirements of the ABS Continuous Certification Program to maintain their certification and register for future assessments.
When a diplomate passes their assessment, the next one is due two years later. Note: This is different for diplomates who pass their assessment during a grace year or are enrolled in the lapsed pathway.