https://www.theamericancollege.edu/plan-your-studies/after-your-program/professional-recertification Let me help you to translate what the REAL intention is behind this program: Designation holders before 2007 were not charged a PACE recertification fee of $250 every two years. Those who earned their designations before 1989 didn't even have to report continuing education units to The American College to renew their designations. Now... they've changed that. Beginning for 2017, ALL American College designations will be subject to a $125/year annual fee and 30 hours of CE, regardless of when they earned their certification. They've tasted the money that they can get from their recent designee holders and they want more. At least it's tax-deductible for a business expense and/or reimbursable by most firms/employers. ---------- Look at the big deal they are placing on "30 hours of CE": I'm sorry, but I can get 30 hours of CE in 45 minutes. I look for other ways to do REAL learning to enhance my professionalism, rather than regulatory CE courses.