Your CTSA® Certification is valid for 2 years and to continue your qualification, you have to recertify. Recertification implies making your CTSA® credential valid again before its validity expires in 2 years. Keeping your CTSA® alive and active through recertification is easy. There will be frequent reminder emails and text messages from BCI and from other BCI partners associated with you and you simply have to click the links mentioned in these communications, or log into your BCI account and register for CTSA® recertification. Remember, training is NOT mandatory for recertification and you have to only register and complete some documentary formalities. In case you have not been working for more than last three months at the time of applying for the recertification, you will be required to take the CTSA® recertification examination.
How many times can you Re-certify for CTSA®
BCI permits only 1 recertification for CTSA® and your CTSA® qualification expires permanently after three years. You should apply for an upgrade to CTSA® - Certified Technical Support Specialist certification. You will receive frequent reminders from BCI and other BCI partners on this and there are exciting upgrade offers, which you can grab and get fee discounts.
When to apply for a Re-certification for CFPA®
You should apply for recertification at least 8 weeks prior to the date of expiry of your CTSA® certification. This date is mentioned on your CTSA® as well. In addition, you receive frequent reminders from BCI to this effect. Remember, if your CTSA® recertification application is NOT received by BCI till two weeks before the expiry of your certification, your recertification request will be only processed as a fresh CTSA® application and you will have to pay the applicable full CTSA® fee.
How to Recertify for CTSA®
Recertification for CTSA® is a simple 3-step process:
- Register for your CTSA® Recertification Program
You can enroll for recertification directly with BCI on one of the BCI portals or take the assistance of the training provider with whom you prepared for CTSA® the last time or any of the authorized BCI training providers nearest to you. Once you register and pay the required fee, you will receive the CTSA® recertification voucher and all other relevant information about your training and assessments etc., through email including the login details of your recertification account. You can pay for your recertification on the BCI portal either directly through your credit/debit card or buy a recertification voucher from your local authorized BCI training provider. Remember, since it’s a recertification, there are no PCC requirements and hence training is not mandatory. You may directly qualify for the CTSA® recertification after completing the recertification formalities as mentioned in step 2 below. Indeed, do remember to enroll early if you want to enjoy the fee benefit!
- Complete CTSA® Recertification Requirements
Once you have applied for a CTSA® recertification, you are required to complete the following BCI-prescribed formalities after logging into your account:
- Submission of your latest Curriculum Vitae in the format available on the CTSA® recertification section of the BCI portal.
- Complete the Online Technical support Experience Career Report documenting key aspects of your learnings and achievements since attaining the CTSA® certification as instructed – OR -
- In case you have not been working for three months or more prior to the date of applying for your CTSA® re-certification, you will be required to take the CTSA® recertification examination. You can schedule your examination by choosing online a particular date and time combination from the BCI examination schedule available in the examination section.
- Get the Certification Decision
You are there now. If you qualify all prescribed BCI norms on knowledge and competence prerequisites and all documentation requirements are complete, your CTSA® credential stands reactivated for another one year and your new CTSA® Credential Pack reaches you in 30 days maximum.
Click here to apply for CTSA® recertification!