Petitioning


Certificants that attend non-NPCP-approved workshops may petition to have those workshops approved.

Certificants must submit a completed CEC Petition Application and pay the Petition Application fee of $25.00. This fee is non-refundable. 

To verify that the workshop is eligible for petitioning before submission, please contact the Continuing Education Department.

Note: Distance Learning (Online, DVD or Home Study) is not subject to petitioning.


Appeals Process


Certificants whose petitions are denied may appeal. Candidates who wish to appeal may do so within 10 days of notice of a denied application. Appeals are processed within 30 days. The decision of the Certification Manager is final, and all fees related to petitioning are non-refundable.

Candidates desiring to appeal  the results of a petition denial must comply with the following:

  • An appeal must be emailed to certification@natpcp.org and received within 10 calendar days of the denial.
  • The candidate is responsible for demonstrating that the appeal should be considered by providing all details supporting their request for the reversal of the adverse decision.