Section IV – OCP Recertification Process Lapse Policy


Failure to submit required recertification credits within the three year period and pay the recertification fee will result in cancellation of the individual’s certification as an OCP.

1.        To achieve recertification after certification has lapsed for less than twelve (12) months requires submission of the prescribed credits for three years plus an additional credit for each six month period or portion thereof since the expiration date. An additional processing fee of $50.00 over and above the recertification fee must accompany the request for reinstatement of the certification.

2.       To achieve recertification after certification has lapsed twelve (12) months or more requires a completely new OCP certification application (including a new paper).


This lapse policy applies to those who apply for “Lifetime Certification” after their certification has lapsed.

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