Maintain Your SCTE Certification

Technological change is a continual occurrence that erodes the value of professional certification unless that certification is periodically renewed. Therefore, SCTE certification is valid for a period of three years.

Individuals with SCTE certification(s) need to apply for recertification within six months before the expiration date or twelve months after the expiration date printed on their certification certificate. A total of 12 Recertification Units (RUs) (21 RUs for DVEP, IPEP and BCE) are required to maintain SCTE certification without having to re-take the exam. If you have not earned the minimum RUs, you may retake the exam, incurring the cost of the testing fee and the renewal application fee. The RUs must be earned during the 3-year certification period.

Individuals who fail to apply for recertification within the appropriate time period will lose their current certification status and will require complete repetition of the SCTE certification process and payment of the certification exam fee.

SCTE attempts to send recertification reminders to certification candidates as a courtesy. The candidate retains responsibility for ensuring all recertification requirements are fulfilled prior to expiration of the certification.

SCTE Recertification Application Form
SCTE Recertification Unit Documentation Form
SCTE Training Course Recertification Units
Consolidation of Recertification Dates
Emeritus Certification Status
SCTE Retired Certification Status 



Recertification Process

1. Complete the Recertification Application Form
   Recertification application fee - $30
2. Gather documentation confirming the Recertification Units (RUs). The table below indicates which activities must be documented. Documentation consists of any of the following: a course/event certificate; a Recertification Unit Documentation Form signed by a chapter leader, manager/trainer, or event organizer; or a statement from someone who has knowledge that the individual participated in the RU activity.
3. Send Recertification Application Form, documentation, and recertification fee to SCTE (see details on Application)

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Recertification Activities

# RUs

Documentation
Needed

SCTE Active Membership

1 RU/year

No

Attend a Chapter Meeting

1 RU/day

Yes

Attend a Half Day Chapter Meeting

.5 RU/one-half day

Yes

Attend local Chapter Vendor Day plus technical workshop*

1 RU/day

Yes

Attend local Vendor Chapter Day without technical workshop*

0.5 RU/day

Yes

Attendance at Full Day (6 instructional hours) of Technical Training or Presentations

1 RU/day

Yes

SCTE Technical CoursesSee table of SCTE Course RUsNo

Industry-Related Technical Course

1 RU/CEU or 2 RUs/College Credit

Yes

Speaking/Presenting Technical Paper at National/Regional Conference

4 RUs/presentation

Yes

Speaking/Presenting Technical Paper at Chapter/Local Conference

2 RUs/presentation

Yes

Technical Article Published in Industry Publication (Print or electronic posted on industry site)

4 RUs/article

Yes

SCTE/Local Chapter Board Membership

2 RUs/year

No

Active Participation in Technical-related SCTE Standing Committee/Subcommittee

2 RUs/year

No

Submission of Potential Certification Exam Questions

1 RU/10 accepted questions/year

No

Pass SCTE Certification Exam

4 RUs/exam

No

Attend Cable-Tec Expo

3 RUs/year

No

Cable-Tec Expo Floor Pass – Excluding Technical Workshops

1 RU/day

No

Participation as a contestant in the National Cable games

1 RU

No

Participation as a contestant in SCTE Chapter Cable Games.5 RUYes

Attend Six SCTE Live Learning Presentations

1 RU/6 presentations

Provide titles or dates

* Excludes vendor sales staff hosting table top display

Questions? Please contact certification@scte.org or call 800-542-5040.