Q: How often do I need to be recertified?
A: Certifications are valid for three years. If you are unsure about the status, click here to verify your certification
Q: My PACP certification is about to lapse. How do I get recertified?
A: Recertification can be done in three ways. The first is by purchasing the online training.
NOTE: If you already purchased the online course you may access it by logging in here.
The second is by choosing a PACP recertification course from the training calendar or contact a certified PACP Trainer in your area.
The third way is to attend the 2-day PACP course as if a brand new user.
Q: I need to get recertified in MACP/LACP, what do I do?
A: You may either complete the MACP/LACP online or attend the 1 Day MACP/LACP class to recertify.
Q: How do I know if my recertification is about to lapse?
A: PACP/MACP/LACP Certification is valid for three years. If you are unsure about the status, click here to verify your certification.
Q: Can I get Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for taking the PACP Recertification Course?
A: There are 0.8 CEU's available for the 1 Day or Online PACP Recertification Course.
Q: How long is the recertification course? Is it the same whether online or trained by a PACP Trainer?
A: The PACP recertification course is designed to be 8 hours long, plus an online exam. It is intended to be roughly the same in a classroom course with a certified PACP Trainer, but actual time to complete the course varies depending on the students proficiency with PACP.
Q: Do I need to complete the online PACP Recertification course all at one time?
A: No. The online PACP recertification course is done at your own pace. Each module should take 30 minutes to an hour, and there are 8 modules.
Q: What if I fail the test?
A: If you are unable to gain a passing score, a retake exam will be automatically provided.
Q: If a User has been certified in the past in PACP and is looking to recertify while also adding new MACP/LACP certification, will they be able to do all three online?
A: Currently recertification is only available online. If PACP certification is about to lapse, it's suggested that PACP recertification be done online or through a certified PACP Trainer. If a new MACP/LACP certification is desired, then recertification can be followed by a classroom LACP and/or MACP certification course.
Q: Is the PACP online recertification interactive?
A: While the online training is designed for students to complete modules at their own pace without a live trainer, it includes exercises to reinforce the training.
Q: After completing the online training modules, where can I take the examination?
A: After successfully completing the online training modules, the exam can be taken online at any computer by logging in to your MyNASSCO page.
Q: What happens if I do not complete my online recertification in the 60 days?
A: Access to online training modules will be given for a period of 2 months (60 days) from the registration date, after which time the individual will be required to repurchase the course. If there are circumstances in which you are unable to meet the 60-day deadline, NASSCO should be notified.
Q: If my certification lapses, will I be required to attend the 2-day PACP class again?
A: Yes, if your certification lapses beyond the 1-year grace period, you will need to attend the training as if a brand new user.
Q: What is the cost of PACP recertification?
Q: Can I update my manual online?
A: If you have version 7.0 or later, you can update your manual by logging in to your nassco.org account. Replacement manuals for recertification can be purchased for $100 plus shipping.
Q: If I am a trainer, do I also need to be recertified as a user?