Continuing Certification Program (CCP) Due Dates and Fees

HMDCB offers a 6-year certification cycle, with an opportunity to apply for renewal in certificants’ 5th or 6th year of the certification renewal period. Candidates eligible for renewal may benefit from recertifying early to take advantage of the two (2) opportunities HMDCB provides to recertify before their expiration date. If candidates apply in their 5th year, they are able to reapply for recertification before their certificate expires if they are not successful during their first attempt. All components of HMDCB's Continuing Certification Program must be completed before submitting an application to take the recertification examination. 

A new six-year period will begin on your original recertification date after you successfully pass the examination in either the fifth or sixth year of your renewal cycle. The following schedule applies:Certification Expiration Dates

HMDCB's Continuing Certification Program Candidate Handbook provides detailed information on the entire continuing certification process, from eligibility requirements to the recertifying exam. Review the 2021 CCP Handbook.


Continuing Certification Deadlines & Due Dates

The information below is applicable to 2015 and 2016 certificants who are eligible to apply for renewal in 2021. 

June 7, 2021  Renewal application cycle opens
August 6, 2021 Early bird deadline (save $200 in late fees)
September 3, 2021  Final deadline to apply for 2021 recertification examination
August 27, 2021 Last date to withdraw from 2021 recert exam without penatly of full cancellation fee
September 20, 2021  Last date to schedule examination appointment with PSI
September 27 - October 29, 2021 Recertification examination testing window
November 2021 Expected release of recertification examination results



The recertification examination costs $850 and must accompany the application. The examination fee covers application review, administrative costs, and testing company fees. After the early bird deadline (August 6, 2021), there is a $200 late fee applied and the cost increases to $1,050. 

Continuing Certification Program Requirements

HMDCB’s Continuing Certification Program requirements may be found on the CCP portion of the website.

Due to the timing of the Continuing Certification Program rollout, physicians certified in the first three years (2014 – 2016) have reduced requirements in practice hours and continuous learning credits for their first renewal cycle.