Designees must recertify every four years. This recertification date is the fourth January 31st following the certification date that appears on the certificate and every four years thereafter. Recertification requires an additional 75 points. Recertification fee shall be $125. If this fee is not paid by January 31, an additional $50 late fee will be charged. If an RCE designee fails to recertify and pay the recertification fee by March 1 of the year their recertification is due, they will forfeit the RCE designation and will need to restart the process from the beginning. Extenuating circumstances are at the discretion of the RCE Certification Advisory Board appeals panel.