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
Recertification Application Fee
SCTE Training Course Recertification Units
Consolidation of Recertification Dates
SCTE Retired Certification Status
- Complete the Recertification Application Form Recertification application fee - $60 for members & $110 for non members
- 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.
- Send Recertification Application Form, documentation, and recertification fee to SCTE (see details on Application)
|Cable Games or IP Challenge Games National Contestant||2||per year||No|
|Cable-Tec Expo Attendance (Floor Pass)||1||per year||No|
|Cable-Tec Expo Attendence (Full Conference Pass)||3||per year||No|
|Certification Exam - Pass another related SCTE·ISBE Certification||4||per exam||No|
|Certification Exam - Pass SCTE·ISBE Partner Technical Certification (Cisco, CompTIA or CWNP)||3||per exam||No|
|Chapter Board Membership with SCTE·ISBE||2||per year||No|
|Chapter Cable Games Contestant||1||per year||Yes|
|Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) Attendance||2||per year||No|
|Chapter Meeting Attendance||0.5||per half day||No|
|Chapter Vendor Day Attendance with Technical Workshops*||1||per day||Yes|
|Chapter Vendor Day Attendance*||0.5||per day||Yes|
|LiveLearning Webinar Attendance||1||per 6 webinars||Yes|
|Membership with SCTE·ISBE (Active)||1||per year||No|
|SCTE·ISBE Standing Technical Committee Participation||3||per year||No|
|SCTE·ISBE Standing Technical Sub-committee, or Working Group Active Participation||2||per year||No|
|Speaking or Presenting a Technical Paper at Chapter or Local Conference||2||per presentation||Yes|
|Speaking or Presenting a Technical Paper at National or Regional Conference||4||per presentation||Yes|
|Technical Article Published in Industry Publication||4||per article||Yes|
|Training Course Completion - SCTE·ISBE Related||Varies||see RU table||No|
|Training Course Completion - Technical Industry-related (e.g., Corning, CommScope, CableLabs)||1||per day (or per 6 webinars)||Yes|