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State Reactivation

State Reactivation

Certain states require that you retake the certification exam if you have been absent from practice for a specified time. NBCOT works with state regulatory boards to administer the current certification exam for state reactivation.

If you are required to take the exam for state reactivation, the state board must approve your eligibility before you can take the exam

Regulator Approval Form for State Reactivation

Once NBCOT receives the Regulator Approval Form for State Reactivation from the state board, you will receive an email with instructions on how to apply for the certification exam.

For more information, please review the State Reactivation Handbook.


Retaking the exam for state reactivation does not affect your current NBCOT certification.