Maintenance of American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation board certification was initiated on January 1, 2016. All active diplomates will be required to take action to maintain board certification every 10 years from the date of their initial certification. An active diplomate may apply to maintain board certification via one of the following two methods:
A diplomate seeking recertification via recertification credits is required to submit recertification materials at years 8, 9 or 10 after initial board certification or last recertification. A diplomate seeking recertification via examination is required to submit an application for examination at years 7, 8, or 9 after initial board certification or last recertification, thus enabling him/her to take the examination at years 8, 9 or 10, respectively.
ACVSMR is in the process of rolling out an online tracking system for diplomates to be able to easily track and submit their points. This will be coming out this winter.
Diplomates my maintain board certification by accumulating 500 credits over a period of 8 to 10 years. Five hundred recertification credits are needed for maintenance of board certification; however, it is highly recommended that more than 500 credits be submitted in the event that a portion of the submitted credits are not judged acceptable for recertification by the Credentials and Residency Committee.
Yes the fee to submit credit accumulation is $100 or if you choose to take the exam to re-certify, the fee is $1,000.
You can find out your original certification year in your membership profile here.