If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from being able to complete your 60 CPE credits in your three-year term, you may request an extension PRIOR to your end date. Written requests with supporting documentation must be submitted to the attention of the Certification Relations Committee of the Professional Certification Board (PCB). The committee reviews requests on a case-by-case basis and only grants extensions in situations where you were prevented from completing your CPEs.
ASIS does not grant extensions due to job demands, company budgets, employment status, personal finances, changes in marital status, changes in mailing address, and other personal or professional reasons.
Extensions may be granted if there is a severe hardship such as a major medical emergency in the immediate family, a natural disaster, or if on active military duty and deployed into a remote or hazardous area.
The applicant is required to provide documentation of extenuating circumstances (e.g., doctor’s note). Military personnel will need to verify their deployment status by submitting a copy of official deployment orders. This does not apply to individuals who are military contractors. Severe hardship must be documented and verifiable.
In times of crises that affect many people at one time (e.g., pandemic, national emergencies, natural disasters), extension policies may be modified in the short term. All affected by the crisis will be notified of the policy changes.