Recertification

Certified LSL Specialists must complete a renewal process every two (2) years to maintain certification as a LSLS Cert. AVT or LSLS Cert. AVEd.

Requirements

  • The AG Bell Academy requires certified LSL Specialists to earn at least 15 Academy-approved CEUs during each two-year certification period.
  • Certified LSL Specialists must submit the renewal application, fee, and CEU documentation prior to the end of their two-year certification period.
  • LSL Specialists seeking renewal can download the full Certification Renewal Policy Packet for details on CEU requirements and application fees.

Reinstatement of Lapsed Certification

To ensure that a LSLS certified professional has maintained the body of knowledge contained in the nine LSLS domains of knowledge, individuals with a lapsed certification status may follow the procedure below to reinstate their LSLS certification:

  • Within 60 days of the lapse date, certification may be reinstated provided the LSLS submits documentation for 15 CEs earned within the recertification period and pays both the lapse fee and the current recertification fee.
  • Within 90-365 days of the lapse date, certification may be reinstated provided the LSLS submits documentation for 15 CEs earned within the recertification period, a minimum of 7.5 CEs for the lapsed time, and pays both the lapse fee and the current recertification fee.
  • Within one to five years of the lapse date, certification may be reinstated provided the LSLS submits documentation for 15 CEs earned within the recertification period and a minimum of 7.5 CEs for each lapsed year, including 7.5 CEs for the current year, and pays both the lapse fee per year missed as well as the current recertification fee.
  • After five years, an individual whose certification has lapsed must obtain 30 CEs, retake the LSLS exam, and pay the application fee.

Exceptions to this policy are only considered by the Academy’s Certification Committee for individuals who submit a written request (at least 15 days prior to their lapse date) for an extended recertification deadline due to:

  • Medical disability
  • Active military deployment
  • Retired status request
  • An extenuating circumstance.

 

Extenuating circumstances are unique and rare. Requests for an extended recertification deadline because courtesy reminders were not received will not be considered an “extenuating circumstance,” and will not be considered by the Academy’s Certification Committee.