Recertification Requirements

Completing your Recertification Application? A new recertification process is coming later this year - CAWAs will be notified with full details. As of June 2021, the old portal, LearningBuilder, is no longer active.

Barring certification suspension or revocation, CAWA certification is valid for three (3) years from the date the certification exam was passed and may be renewed by meeting all recertification requirements within the published timeframes for completion. 

To recertify for subsequent three-year periods, a total of 60 “points” of continuing professional development (CPD) must be earned within the three-year certification period and the recertification fee must be paid. The points can be earned through a combination of the following educational and experiential activities; of the 60 CPD points required, at least 50% (30 CPD points) must be in either Continuing Education or Teaching and Training


Use this new Recertification Activities Log to track your progress.

You will be sent instructions in the fall on how to submit the completed log and pay for recertification.


Questions? Contact certification@theaawa.org.


Learn more about what qualifies towards recertification.

Recertification Fees

New 2021 Rates for Eligible CAWAs:

Renew your certification by Sunday, April 18, 2021: $205 (member) / $405 (nonmember) 

Recertification after April 18, 2021: new flat fee: $335 (member) / $670 (nonmember) 

To take advantage of the Member rate, applicants must be a Member of The Association in good standing when the recertification application is submitted; the difference between the Member and nonmember rate will not be refunded if a membership is subsequently purchased by an applicant who was a nonmember at the time of application. Recertification fees may increase over time; CAWAs are subject to the recertification fee in effect at the time the recertification application is submitted.

For more information regarding membership in The Association, please visit The Association Membership page