Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know the results of my exam?

Exam results take up to 8 weeks from the time we send them to the International Office. The exams are graded first come, first served

When do we need to renew our certificates?

All certificates need to be renewed every three (3) years from the date on the certificate. There is a one(1) grace period beyond the expiration date on the certificate to renew.race period beyond the expiration date on the certificate to renew.

How do I renew my certificates?

Renewal of a certificate(s) can be accomplished in several ways.

1. Attend the next highest level.
2. Attend a workshop related to your certificate(s).
More details are here

You only need to renew your highest level.
What is the number of hours required for renewal?
All Certificates need to have 16 hours of related material for renewal.

The exception is the Work Zone Certificate. This Certificate requires only four (4) hours for renewal. These four (4) hours can be applied to the 16 hours needed for renewal.

This certificate is also a separate renewal. Taking the next level does not renew this certificate.
What is the Personal Log?
The log is a form that is required for the renewal process.

The student fills out their portion of the personal log and brings it to class with them. Write a brief description of the class in the space provided.

The instructor will then sign and date the form after the class is finished. The instructor fills in the hours for the class.

The student then sends in the form to the National Office in Florida (597 Haverty Court Suite 100 Rockledge, FL 32955) with the renewal fee.

The Personal Log can be downloaded from imsasafety.org