CE Audit Extension Information for 2021

June 30 is the deadline to request an extension.

Only individuals selected for the CE Audit may be eligible to request an extension.

Please note the category types listed below for which you may qualify for an extension. You must take ALL listed steps before requesting an extension.

If you do not request or are not granted an extension by June 30, you will fail the CE Audit and your certification will be terminated on July 1. You will receive written notice of failing the audit at the e-mail and mailing address on file in your ANFP record. You will need to re-earn the certification in order to use the CDM, CFPP credential or represent yourself as being CDM, CFPP certified.

Eligibility Requirements Category Types for an Extension during the CE Audit

Individuals who were selected for the CE Audit may be eligible to request an extension to meet the CE and documentation requirements if they fall into one of the following categories. Individuals granted an extension during the CE Audit, will have an additional six months after their current three-year recertification cycle ends on May 31, i.e., until November 30 of the current year.

  • You earned only a portion of the required CE hours. You did not report a total of 45 hours and/or did not report the required nine Sanitation and Safety CE hours and/or Professional Ethics CE hour.

    • Prior to the June 30 deadline, you must first upload all of the required documentation for each reported CE program in your CE record. You will not be able to enter additional CE programs prior to June 30.

    • Upon completion, select the green button that says SUBMIT CE FOR REVIEW. Once you submit your CE record, you will no longer be able to access or review your ANFP record.

    • If you are unable to meet CE Audit requirements by June 30, contact CBDM via phone at 800.323.1908, select option 1 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT) and request CE Audit extension. You must make the request prior to June 30.

  • You have not reported any CE hours during your current three-year recertification period.

    • Contact CBDM via phone at 800.323.1908, select option 1 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT) and ask for the extension.

    • You must request the extension prior to June 30.

  • You have earned all the required CE hours and uploaded most of required documentation for the CE programs in your CE record, however, you are not able to locate supporting documentation for some of the reported CE hours.

    • Contact CBDM via phone at 800.323.1908, select option 1 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT) and request the extension.

    • You must request the extension prior to June 30.

    • Ask CBDM to reject and remove from your CE record the CE hours that you reported and for which you cannot locate the required documents. Please be aware that this will mean that you will now need to complete and report additional CE hours to meet the CE hour requirement for your current three-year recertification period.

You are not approved for a CE Audit Extension until you receive notification from your CE Auditor that the CE Audit extension has been granted.

What to Expect if You are Granted an Extension

  • You will not be able to view or access your CE record until September 1, the first date of the CE Audit extension period.

  • You can continue to complete additional CE programs until November 30, 2021.

    • If you complete an ANFP CE program obtained from the ANFP Marketplace, the program will automatically be recorded in your CE record but you will be not be able to see it until you can access your CE record beginning September 1.

    • If you complete other CE programs, including Prior Approved programs not administered by ANFP, you will NOT be able to report it until September 1.

  • After you complete and submit the minimum required CE hours as well as all required documentation, select the green button that says SUBMIT CE FOR REVIEW. Once you submit your CE record, you will no longer be able to access or review it.

  • In accordance with CBDM policy, CE hours earned and reported in excess of the required CE hours can NOT be carried over to the next recertification period.

  • CE records are reviewed in the order in which they are submitted and received. When your CE record is under review, you will no longer be able to access or review it.

  • Your CE record will NOT be reviewed until the extension officially begins on September 1, even if you complete all of the required CE hours prior to September 1. This also means that you will not receive any feedback from your auditor about the reported CE or audit status until after September 1.

  • You must meet all CE Audit and recertification requirements by November 30.

    • Submit your CE programs as soon as you complete them to allow time to remove deficiencies identified by your auditor.

    • Failure to do so means that you will fail the CE Audit and your CDM, CFPP certification will be terminated on December 1. You will receive written notice of failing the audit at the e-mail and mailing address on file in your ANFP record. You will no longer be allowed to use the CDM, CFPP credential or represent yourself as being CDM, CFPP certified until you re-earn the certification.

To Learn More about Recertification and CE Audit Requirements