Effective January 1, 2013, all new HDI-SCD, HDI-SCM, HDI-DSM, and HDI-SCTL certifications will be valid for three years from the date an individual earned the certification. If the individual does not apply to the HDI Continuing Certification program and satisfy the continuing learning requirements, their certification(s) will expire.
Certifications earned prior to January 1, 2013, are exempt from these requirements, and professionals with pre-2013 certifications are considered to be certified for life. After December 31, 2014, the certifications they earned will be reported by HDI as pre-2013 so as to acknowledge the certification and the program under which it was earned. However, these individuals are encouraged to enroll in the HDI Continuing Certification program anyway so that they can be recognized under the new program. They will have until December 31, 2014, to enroll, and each individual who applies must have earned forty (40) PDUs during the preceding twenty-four (24) months.