Maintain Your SCTE Certification

Technological change is a continual occurrence that erodes the value of professional certification unless that certification is periodically renewed. Therefore, SCTE certification is valid for a period of three years.

Individuals with SCTE certification(s) need to apply for recertification within six months before the expiration date or twelve months after the expiration date printed on their certification certificate. A total of 12 Recertification Units (RUs) (21 RUs for DVEP, IPEP and BCE) are required to maintain SCTE certification without having to re-take the exam. If you have not earned the minimum RUs, you may retake the exam, incurring the cost of the testing fee and the renewal application fee. The RUs must be earned during the 3-year certification period.

Individuals who fail to apply for recertification within the appropriate time period will lose their current certification status and will require complete repetition of the SCTE certification process and payment of the certification exam fee.

SCTE attempts to send recertification reminders to certification candidates as a courtesy. The candidate retains responsibility for ensuring all recertification requirements are fulfilled prior to expiration of the certification.

SCTE Recertification Application Form
SCTE Recertification Unit Documentation Form
SCTE Training Course Recertification Units
Consolidation of Recertification Dates
Emeritus Certification Status
SCTE Retired Certification Status 

Recertification Process

1. Complete the Recertification Application Form
   Recertification application fee - $30
2. Gather documentation confirming the Recertification Units (RUs). The table below indicates which activities must be documented. Documentation consists of any of the following: a course/event certificate; a Recertification Unit Documentation Form signed by a chapter leader, manager/trainer, or event organizer; or a statement from someone who has knowledge that the individual participated in the RU activity.
3. Send Recertification Application Form, documentation, and recertification fee to SCTE (see details on Application)

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Recertification ActivityRecertification ValueTimeDocumentation
Cable Games or IP Challenge Games National Contestant2per yearNo
Cable-Tec Expo Attendance (Floor Pass)1per yearNo
Cable-Tec Expo Attendence (Full Conference Pass)3per yearNo
Certification Exam - Pass another related SCTE·ISBE Certification4per examNo
Certification Exam - Pass SCTE·ISBE Partner Technical Certification (Cisco, CompTIA or CWNP)3per examNo
Chapter Board Membership with SCTE·ISBE2per yearNo
Chapter Cable Games Contestant1per yearYes
Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) Attendance2per yearNo
Chapter Meeting Attendance0.5per half dayNo
Chapter Vendor Day Attendance with Technical Workshops*1per dayYes
Chapter Vendor Day Attendance*0.5per dayYes
LiveLearning Webinar Attendance1per 8 webinarsYes
Membership with SCTE·ISBE (Active)1per yearNo
SCTE·ISBE Standing Technical Committee Participation3per yearNo
SCTE·ISBE Standing Technical Sub-committee, or Working Group Active Participation2per yearNo
Speaking or Presenting a Technical Paper at Chapter or Local Conference2per presentationYes
Speaking or Presenting a Technical Paper at National or Regional Conference4per presentationYes
Technical Article Published in Industry Publication4per articleYes
Training Course Completion - SCTE·ISBE RelatedVariessee RU tableNo
Training Course Completion - Technical Industry-related (e.g., Corning, CommScope)1per dayYes

* Excludes vendor sales staff hosting table top display

Questions? Please contact or call 800-542-5040.