When certificates must be renewed?
After the expiry of 5 years from the initial or recertification exam. Renewed certificate is also valid 5 years.
Conditions for renewal
Certificate holder for renewal must submit the following documents:
- documentary evidence of a satisfactory visual acuity examination taken within the preceding 12 months.
- verifiable documentary evidence of continued satisfactory work activity without significant interruptionin the method and sector for which certificate renewal is sought. (if this criterion for renewal is not met, the individual shall follow the same rules as for recertification)
Note: the responsibility of the certificate holder is to submit the documents for renewal within 6 months prior to the expiration of the certification.
What if the deadline has passed?
12 months from the expiry of the certificate is no longer an exception permitted. The candidate must pass a recertification exam to obtain a recertification.