Grace Period for Recertifying as an AE-C© by Continuing Education Units(CEUs)

At a recent meeting of the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB), a significant change in the recertification process was approved by Board members:

  • If your certification is about to expire, you can recertify by continuing education units (CEUs), as an alternative to taking the examination, if you meet the recertification by CEU requirements.
  • If your certification has already expired, you can still recertify by continuing education units (CEU) through a newly initiated grace period by meeting the recertification by CEU requirements and paying a late fee!
  • If your credential is 2 or more years past its expiration date, you will be eligible to recertify by examination ONLY.

In order to recertify by CEUs, please note the following:

  • A certificant must submit all required forms, including documentation of 35 continuing education units pertaining to asthma in order to be considered for recertification by continuing education units.
  • The board has dermined that 35 continuing education units in asthma-related content (earned within 5 years of the date of application) will constitute recertification for the AE-C® credential.
  • TheBoard has formed an expert panel of certified asthma educators who will evaluate the continuing education courses for validity to ensure that they are pertinent to the Detailed Content Outline (DCO), which can be downloaded from our website, The DCO serves as the matrix for the NAECB examination.

Please note that there will be a late fee assessed for any certificant applying for recertification by CEUs past the expiration date of his/her credential. The recertification fee structure is as follows:

  • $245 - Recertification by CEUs up to and including date of expiration
  • $345 - Recertification by CEUs past date of expiration

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to recertify or retain your AE-C® credential and we wish you success with the recertification process



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