Request an Extension

Circumstances may necessitate a CHES® or MCHES® to request an extension

Extension: A CHES®/MCHES® who has paid their renewal fee for the current certification year but have not fulfilled all CECH requirements may request a one-year extension of his/her recertification cycle.

CHES®/MCHES® may request extension status for a maximum of two years during any five-year certification cycle (approved in one-year increments). A letter of explanation for the request must be submitted each year. At the end of the current renewal year, the CHES®/MCHES® will automatically return to 'active' status, as long as current renewal fees are paid.

Extension status may be granted for special circumstances including, but not limited to: personal or family illness, graduate study, foreign residency.

While in 'extension' status, a CHES®/MCHES®:

  • may continue to earn CECH
  • is not permitted to hold any elective NCHEC office
  • is not allowed to serve on any planning committee as a CHES®/MCHES® representative

The best way to request an Extension is through your online portal. Log into your portal HERE.

You can also download and email your Extension Form. 

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