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Certification Renewal

Online • On-Demand

Renew the certification that you have received through The Academy at NHSA for five years by demonstrating your ongoing commitment to professional development.


To renew a certification, register for this course and submit proof of completion of the certificate granted by The Academy, and verify which certification is being renewed. Then submit three professional reflections and proof of continued professional learning that has been completed within the last five years. Once everything is submitted, a reviewer will verify the materials and a renewed certificate will be issued.

Start Date: November 1, 2023

Course Level: Advanced

Requirements/Prerequisites: Academy Certification (Health Services, Family Services, Fiscal Management)

Target Audience: Support Services

Meeting Times: N/A

Completion Timeline/Duration: Candidates will have access to this course for 60 days. Gathering the materials needed for this process can be time consuming, but can be started prior to enrolling, using this checklist. Once everything is gathered, the submission process will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Once all assignment uploads are complete, the review and certification renewal process takes approximately 30 days.

Head Start Alignment: Certifications offered by the Academy align with the Head Start Program Performance Standards. You can see the specific standard alignments on each certification’s page:

Fiscal Manager Certification - NHSA

Health Service Certification - NHSA

Family Service Certification - NHSA

Module Topics: Certification Renewal Plan

Learning Objectives: Demonstrate continued professional development and growth through the pursuit of ongoing education.

Registration Rates

Regular Rate: $325

NHSA Member Rate: $200

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  • Online, Self Paced Coursework
  • 2 Months Access to Course Online
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 24/7 Access to Transcript

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