Certification renewal occurs each fall. Beginning July 15, the MyAAFCS web portal technology will allow the convenience of accessing and paying renewal invoices online, or payments can be made by mail once you receive your paper invoice. Paper invoices are typically mailed at the end of August. Fee payments are due by October 1st to avoid assessment of a late fee. However, paying electronically before paper invoices are created/mailed will demonstrate “Save the Planet” and “Save AAFCS Resources” behavior! .
Certification renewal is based upon payment of the maintenance fee (paid annually) and submission of 75 PDUs (reported at the end of the cycle). The due date for fee payment and PDUs is October 1st. PDU reporting is due for those whose 3-year certification cycle ends August 31 of the current year. To check your cycle dates and the number of PDUs recorded, please log into MyAAFCS using the instructions below.
If you do not receive a notice regarding the annual maintenance fee or PDU reporting, it is likely that your fees are paid up and that PDUs are not due. If you believe that you should have received a notice, please log into the MyAAFCS portal and review your certification information or contact AAFCS Certification Office at 703-636-7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who meet the eligibility criteria and have requested a change to the "Retired" category for their CFCS credential are no longer required to report PDUs to maintain their certification. Please note that a change to "Retired" must be made in writing to the Credentialing office at AAFCS. The change is not automatic when one retires or moves to Emeritus membership.