Important change to the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) effective January 1, 2022

The current retesting policy for reinstatement of expired credentials states:

‘You have two years following expiration to apply for testing and reinstate your credential. You will be required to pay the new application fee online at If you successfully complete the examination, your credential will be reinstated. However, if you do not successfully pass the examination within two years, you will be required to apply as a new applicant and meet all admission policies in effect at that time. If you have more than one expired credential, you must apply for and pass all examinations to reinstate your expired credentials.’

The NBRC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to change the retesting policy for reinstatement of expired credentials in April 2021. Effective January 1, 2022, the policy will require expired credential holders to meet all admission policies in effect at the time of application when applying to retake an examination.

With the implementation of this change, expired credential holders no longer have two years to pass the examination without meeting the current admission requirements. This change ensures that all individuals entering or re-entering the credentialing system meet the same eligibility criteria. For reference, the current admission policies for the Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC) Examination can be found here.

Please contact our office at or 913.895.4900 if you have any questions about how this change impacts your status with the NBRC.