Recertification is required of Certified Detailers at all levels as a part of certification and skill maintenance.
To maintain your certification you must complete 8 hours of detailing-related continuing education over a two-year period beginning with the month of your initial certification. You will receive one CD credit hour for each full clock hour of a qualifying program with a max of 4 credit hours per calendar day. (MTE's Education Day is the only exception to this.)
You must renew within two months of your recertification month to retain your certification. The cost for recertification is $100 for IDA members and $150 for non-members if you renew within the first two months past your expiration date. If you have passed the expiration date, you still have a full year to renew your certification, but at the original cost of certification ($200 for members and $400 for non-members).
Any detailing-related continuing education activities can be applied. They do not have to be IDA events. The IDA does offer free monthly webinars that can be attended for one hour credit and IDA webinar recordings that can also be applied for one full hour of credit.
NOTE: Those who received credit for attending a live webinar are NOT eligible to earn additional credit for the same webinar via the recording.
Some additional options for continuing education credit include:
Attending education sessions at a tradeshow
Listening to an industry-related podcast or webinar
Writing articles for the IDA newsletter or other industry publications
Attending other detailing training programs
NOTE: Training that you proctor or sessions that you present at would NOT count as continuing education. If you have any questions on a specific activity, contact us.
Certified Detailers can find their Online Certification Journal at any time by selecting "Manage Profile" from the right rail menu and then selecting the "Professional Development" tab. The central office must review each credit entry. You can speed up this process by entering your credits with as much detail as possible.
Pay your recertification fee.The cost for recertification is $100 for IDA members; $150 for non-members. These prices only apply IF YOU RENEW WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF YOUR EXPIRATION DATE. If you have passed the expiration date you still have a full year to renew your certification, but at the original cost of certification ($200 for members and $400 for non-members).
You will be notified of your recertification by email and new certification materials will be mailed to the address in your profile. The length of this process generally takes one business week. However, it depends on the accuracy with which the Certified Detailer submitted their materials.