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 CDRS® Renewal

Certification renewal information and applications for renewal applicants whose certification expires December 31, 2020 is now available.  All applications must be submitted online.


CDRS® RENEWAL TIPS review before sitting down to submit your renewal application.


Click here for a webinar about CDRS® RENEWAL
to view the webinar log into eLearning with the same info to log in on this site

 ADED Members please make sure you are logged in before proceeding.

Click "Application" folder below or direct link for on-line renewal form.


~~ Online CDRS® renewals ~~


Direct link for CDRS® renewal:

Renewal notices are mailed to those scheduled to renew by August of the renewal year. If you do not receive your notice please e-mail us at A total of 30 contact hours, approved by ADED, are required for certification renewal. Renewal fees are $150.  Late fees of $50 will be applied to those renewals received between November 1-December 31. Fees are non-refundable.


Renewals are due November 1st.

For 2020 renewals only:  deadline to submit application has been extended to December 1st.

Any application received after the November 1st deadline is subject to late fees & audit.


Certifications that have not been renewed by December 31st of the renewal year will expire. 

Those with an expired CDRS® have up to 2 years to apply for reinstatement. Additional approved continuing education hours and reinstatement fees apply according to number of years expired.

Reinstatement Application Link

  • 1st year expiration:  40 approved contact hours and $250.00 reinstatement fee
  • 2nd year expiration:  50 approved contact hours and $350.00 reinstatement fee
  • 3rd year and greater expiration:  Passing score on CDRS® examination
 Approved Contact Hour Programs
The following links will provide a list of all  training programs that have been approved by year for ADED contact hours toward CDRS® renewal.   (Latest update: November, 2017).  Listed here will be courses not previously approved by ADED or CHAP courses.




  2019 2018 2017

Relevant Policies



 402 - Certification Renewal.

  403 -

Contact Hour Activities.

 405 -

CHAP - Contact Hour Associate Provider



406.1 - Contact hour Application Form Guidelines.

 406 -

Contact Hour Approval Process

Application for CDRS® Certificate Renewal Extension
Need to file an extension?

Please review Policy

408 - Certificate Renewal Extension


Application Link

 Direct Link:




Application for Contact hours for
Non-Approved Educational Programs


Please review the contact hour policies above. The course you are considering may already be approved. Before proceeding with the submission process please consult the year by year listing above.


Select the on-line form to complete that most closely matches your experience. Once your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation email. After a final decision has been made you will receive an email regarding the outcome of your application. Fees are in USD and are non-refundable.


Student - College / University
I took a course, went to a workshop, or seminar. One application per course or title is required.
I completed or audited a College or University course. One application per course is required.

Fee $45.00

Fee $45.00

Production of Audio / Visual Materials

I created a PowerPoint, video or poster presentation.
I published a book, wrote an article or published research.

Fee $45.00

Fee $45.00
 CHAP Presenter
  taught, lectured or presented a course      I  taught, lectured or presented a course. 

 Fee $45.00     Fee: None
Single Course Providers
Courses 1-6 Hours

Courses 7+ Hours

We are offering a single course or conference for others to attend and want the attendees to be able to get ADED contact hours.

We are offering a single course or conference for others to attend and want the attendees to be able to get ADED contact hours.


 Fee $150- Members,

Fee $250- Non-Members


  Fee $300- Members,

Fee $500- Non-Members

 Multiple Course Providers
  Apply for the Contact Hour Associate Provider (C.H.A.P) program here. Active March 2015.

Fee $500 - Members,

Fee $800 - Non-Members

   ADED Chapter Meetings
Our ADED Chapter held a meeting with one or more seminars.
 Fee-No charge for active chapters.




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