Continuing Competency Requirement 


  • Effective 2016, existing licenses will be converting to a biennial licensing schedule.The biennial change will be phased in over the next two years.
  • In addition to the new biennial renewals, the time frame for the continuing competency requirements will be aligned with the renewal cycle.  Each renewal cycle is detailed below.  

What are the continuing competency requirements for the 2016 renewal cycle? If your NBCOT certification is not current, all renewal applicants will need 12 CCRs earned between January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

What is the NBCOT waiver?  Maryland Continuing Competency Requirements are waived if, at the time of renewal, NBCOT certification is current.

Will additional CCRs be required as a result of the biennial timeframe?  The CCR requirements, per renewal year, are detailed below:

Renewal Year

Original licensure date

Renewal cycle

New expiration date

# of required CCRs

(0 if NBCOT certification is current)

Time Frame

(N/A if NBCOT certification is current)


Year ending in odd number

2 year cycle

June 30, 2019

0 or 12

January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017*


Year ending in even number

2 year cycle

June 30, 2020

0 or 24

July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018*


Year ending in odd number

2 year cycle

June 30, 2021

0 or 24

July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019*


Year ending in even number

2 year cycle

June 30, 2022

0 or 24

July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020*

*You will be attesting to the completion of your CCR requirements on your renewal.  Therefore, CCRs need to be completed before you renew.

***The Board also recognizes the maintenance of current NBCOT certification as fulfilling the Continuing Competency requirement. ***

Do I have to send in copies of my certificates of completion?  You only have to submit proof of your CCRs if you are audited.  Otherwise, you will attest to your CCR completion during your renewal.
Where can I find additional information?  Refer to COMAR 10.46.04 for complete regulations. 


Contact Denise Goetz, 410-402-8554,