Apply for Recertification
Earn Credits Online
Here are the RCs granted for some common professional development activities. If your recertification application relies on activities not listed here, use the general rule of 1 RC per contact hour to compute your credits.
Read, listen, or watch selections from the ACAC.LIVE library of continuing education content: 1 ~ 4 RCs per selection.
Document passing a short reading test on industry publications at our Online Testing Center: 1 ~ 5 RCs per exam.
Document being active in your field of expertise during the certification term: 5 RCs per year
Document one other current CESB, ANSI or NCCA-accredited certification: 4 RCs per year
Document individual membership in any non-profit industry related membership organization: 4 RCs per year
Document service as a board member of an industry-related not-for-profit professional association: 1 RC per year
Document service as a committee member for an industry-related not-for-profit professional association: 1 RC per year
Document service as a committee member for an industry-related project for a governmental agency: 1 RC per year
Document service as a "mentor" for a school-based industry program (such as EPA IAQ Tools for Schools): 1 RC per month
Document publication as an author of an article in an industry-related journal or newspaper: 2 RCs per article
Document credit received for industry-related accredited college courses: 1 RC per contact hour
Document teaching an
industry-related course: 1 RC per course hour
(available once per year only)
Document attendance at a required local, state or federal industry-related course: 1 RC per course hour
Document attendance at an industry-related chapter workshop: 4 RCs per workshop
Document attendance at a registered class listed on our website: 1 RC per educational hour
Document attendance at a registered conference listed on our website: 1 RC per educational hour
Document attendance at a registered online course listed on our website: 1 RC per educational hour
Acceptable Forms of Documentation
Attendance may be documented by any of the following: attendance certificate, paid receipts attached to a brochure or flyer describing the class, copy of ID badge along with class description or other proof of attendance, etc. ACAC.LIVE subscribers have their documentation automatically maintained by ACAC staff as part of their subscription.
* The CIEC and CMC programs are
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
and the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* 18 other ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
* ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.