PACE holders keep their certification active by maintaining their expertise through continuing professional education. You will maintain your certification continually through the PACE Learning Management System, accessed through your My Account button. To recertify, PACE holders must earn 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years by completing 24 hours of education or training in each two-year period. Every two years you will need to process your recertification documentation and pay the recertification fee.
We encourage you to enter activities in the E-Learning Center (under "My Account") as they are completed so you can continually track your progress. It is the responsibility of PACE holders to keep track of their continuing education hours and, at the end of the two-year period or when they have reached 2.4 CEUs, submit their documentation with the recertification fee to ASAP. If you participated in webinars or conferences with ASAP (i.e., the APC), you will have the option to select those events in the tracking tool. You may also manually log other professional development activities or
Keep in mind: One full hour of training is equal to .1 CEUs. Annually, that’s equivalent to 1.2 CEUs/12 hours if you choose to balance the 2.4 CEUs equally. CEUs above 2.4 may NOT be carried over past the two-year period. Partial hours
Recertification proves to your supervisor, your colleagues, and most importantly to yourself, that you continually strive to stay abreast of changes in your industry and to maintain your expertise.
ASAP requires members to maintain copies of proof of completion for EACH activity/training, should your documentation be audited. ASAP audits 30% of submissions in a randomized fashion. Members will be contacted directly in writing if they are selected for audit of their activity verification documents. If no documentation is available, please be prepared to submit a written report or complete a quiz if requested
Members pay a $75.00 fee for each two-year recertification cycle. (Please Note: This fee is for recertification only. To enroll in the PACE Certification program, click here.)
Your recertification deadline date is the anniversary date of your PACE certification.
ASAP awards CEUs through the national credentialing body, the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. To be eligible for CEUs, training activities or classes must offer a minimum of 60 continuous minutes of education. Training topics must be directly relevant to skills and knowledge necessary for administrative professionals’ and executive assistants’ success, and content must be related to the four PACE proficiency modules that were tested on the PACE exam: