All certification renewals must be completed through your CRCCconnect. Online renewal applications are available approximately 4 months prior to the certification “valid-through” date.

View or Print CVE, CWA & CCAA Criteria for Certification Renewal and Continuing Education Guide.

There is no mechanism to regain CWA or CCAA certification status once current certification has expired. Please be sure to submit all fully documented and completed Certification Renewal materials within the designated timing.


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The continuing education requirement:

  • 80 hours of continuing education must be completed within the current five-year period.
  • Two types of CE

Pre-approved – submitted without additional fees

Post-approved – $18 fee per activity


Featured CE Providers have paid a fee to be listed directly on this website. This does not guarantee the organizations have applied for pre-approval of all of their continuing education courses, seminars, or conferences. This list is not meant as an endorsement of the programs or services the organizations provide.

Matthew Hayman


American Schools Association

Carl M. Dye

773-782-0046 or 800-230-2263

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Jennifer Gundlach-Klatt


Obtaining a Criminal Background Check

CRCC requires individuals to respond to various questions relating to character and violations of the law.  A prior conviction for violating any law, statute, or ordinance will not automatically preclude an individual from being determined eligible to seek certification or recertification.  However, CRCC will deem an individual to be ineligible for initial certification or recertification if he/she has not completed parole, probation, or any other terms or conditions imposed by any court in conjunction with a conviction, a suspended imposition of a sentence, or other sentencing alternative.  Convictions include guilty pleas and pleas of “no contest.”

If an individual discloses violations of laws, statutes, or ordinances, CRCC requires court documentation or a criminal background check identifying the charges raised and sentencing status/disposition of those charges. The documentation must address whether the individual has met all conditions imposed by the court and paid all fees, if applicable. Severity of the crime and length of time since the incident are all taken into consideration.

If court documentation is not available, you are required to submit to a criminal background check through CRCC’s authorized provider, Justifacts, with all fees paid by you.

Click here to begin the criminal background check process.

When you receive your completed criminal background check from Global Investigative Services, you must upload the report via your account on CRCCconnect.