What is the annual maintenance period and fee?

The annual maintenance period coincides with the calendar year, January 1 to December 31 of each year. The annual maintenance fee is $125 when paid prior to January 31. Beginning in 2016, the fee will increase to $150 if paid after January 31. The annual maintenance fee must be paid no later than June 30 each year. Certificants not in compliance by June 30 will receive a notification of non-compliance via email and will be required to comply within 30 days and be assessed an additional penalty fee. Certificants who do not comply within 30 days will be removed from the online Certificant Directory on the ACBSP website and their certifications will be placed in an inactive status. If a certificant allows his/her certification to lapse into inactive status and wishes to reactivate his/her certification a $50 administrative fee will be assessed in addition to all certification maintenance fees due.