CTRS Specialty Certification Renewal
CTRSs who hold specialty certification in one of the designated areas are required to complete annual maintenance and recertification for both their CTRS certification and specialty certification. The annual maintenance application and fee must be submitted for each year of the five year specialty certification cycle. Specialty recertification is required every five (5) years and must be submitted at the scheduled time of the CTRS Recertification.
Requirements & Standards
Download and review: NCTRC Certification Standards: Part VI: Specialty Certification (PDF)
CTRS Specialty Certification Annual Maintenance
Each year of the five year certification cycle, each CTRS must submit an Annual Maintenance Application and
fee to maintain CTRS certification and specialty certification. The Annual Maintenance Application and fee
must be submitted by the expiration date (either June 30th or December 31st). In the fifth year of the certification
cycle, the maintenance fee must be submitted as part of the recertification application.
Application & Fees
The fee for the CTRS Specialty Certification Annual Maintenance is $20.00.
This fee must be submitted along with the CTRS Annual Maintenance fee of $80.00.
The total Annual Maintenance fee is $100.
The Annual Maintenance Application should be completed and submitted with the fee.
CTRS Specialty Recertification
Specialty recertification is required every five (5) years and must be submitted at the scheduled time of the
CTRS Recertification. This requirement applies to all CTRSs who possess specialty certification, regardless of
when they were awarded the specialty certification designation during the previous five-year cycle.
Documentation used during the initial specialty certification application process can be applied to both the
CTRS and specialty recertification applications if the documentation was earned within the previous five-year
certification cycle. To review the criteria for Specialty recertification download:
NCTRC Certification Standards: Part VI: Specialty Certification (PDF)
Application & Fees
Applications for CTRS Specialty Recertification (PDF) may be submitted up to one year in advance of the recertification due date, if accompanied by a CTRS Recertification Application (PDF). If approved, both the CTRS credential and specialty certification will be valid for the next five-year recertification cycle.
The fee for specialty recertification is $50.00. Additional fees may be required depending upon individual circumstances.
|Specialty Recertification Fee||$50.00|
|Annual Renewal Fee||$20.00|
|CTRS Recertification Fee||$25.00|
|CTRS Reinstatement Fee|
|• for first year of inactivity||$25.00|
|• for years 2-5 of inactivity||$50.00|
|CTRS Recertification Document Return Fee||$15.00|
The required fees must accompany each NCTRC application or the application will be returned. All fees must be in U.S. dollars. If an individual resides outside of the U.S., the fees must be sent by credit card, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to NCTRC. All certification review fees paid to NCTRC are non-refundable, regardless of review decision or withdrawal of the application during the review process.