The IFBA’s certifications are valid for a period of 5 years after which the certificants must undergo a recertification process. Documented activities demonstrating continued competence and continued practice must be completed and submitted to the IFBA prior to the certificate expiration date. Failure to do so will result in expiry and revocation of the certification. Recertification cycles begin the day an individual becomes certified and ends on December 31st of the 5th full year following the start of the certificants cycle. The program requires that individuals acquire a total of 40 points across the categories defined by the IFBA and earn the minimum required points in each category.
The recertification fee in each technical discipline is set at $150.00USD to cover the costs of reviewing the application and administering the recertification process for each candidate. Recertification application fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome. Applicants who currently reside and have responsibility for biorisk management in eligible countries, will receive a discounted, non-refundable recertification fee pricing of $75.00USD for all PC recertifications.