We have outlined some of the key, important changes below. Should you wish to download a copy of the PCN document outling the new rulings, please click here.
- As of 1st January 2017, all re-certification examinations must be taken at least 6 weeks prior to the expiry date. This is really important as there are penalty charges involved should you NOT be able to take your re-certification examination prior to the 6 weeks ahead of the expiry date.
- To ensure you don’t incur a penalty charge, you should be looking at booking your re-certification examination at least 3 months prior to the expiry date on your certificate.
- From 1st January 2017, complete and correct renewal applications must be submitted to PCN no later than six weeks prior to the expiry date.
- Renewal applications not received by PCN before the six weeks prior to expiry will be rejected and the candidate must recertify by examination.
- If you know that you are unable to sit your re-certification exam before the 6 weeks prior to certificate expiry date, you are able to apply for a PSL28 deferred renewal. This must be submitted to PCN no later than six weeks prior to the expiry date.
- The cost to apply for a deferred renewal is £80+VAT.
- Should you go over the six weeks deadline prior to certificate expiry, you are able to apply for a late renewal. The PSL28 late renewals form must be submitted to PCN within the six weeks prior to and up to 12 months after certificate expiry.
- The cost to apply for a late renewal is £180+VAT.
- From 1st July 2017, all supplementary examinations must be taken no later than six months prior to the expiry date of the certificate being supplemented, to ensure the results notice is received before the expiry date. The 56 day waiver rule will also be withdrawn.
If there is anything you are unsure about regarding the the new changes to PCN examinations, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we are always happy to help.