RECERTIFICATION AND UPDATE MODULE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I recertify?
ACE certification is the industry standard, as many covered entities and consulting firms are adding it to their job descriptions as a requirement for 340B-related positions. Recertifying as an ACE not only benefits the organization you represent, it’s also critical for your own career advancement. As an added benefit, ACEs who complete the update module will earn continuing education credit!
Why do I need the 340B Trends & Hot Topics Module and the Recertification Exam?
The module and the recertification exam are intended to allow ACEs who are due to recertify to maintain their valuable expert status for another two years. The recertification exam is based on the content contained in the new 340B Trends & Hot Topics module, which provides the most current information on 340B Program trends, best practices, and program updates.
What does the module and recertification exam cost?
The total cost of recertification is $200.
When will the recertification exam be released?
The exam will be placed in your Apexus Education Portal 60 days before your certificate expiration date. Of note, ACEs whose certificate expires less than 60 days following the release of the module and exam will have 60 days from the release date to view the module and pass the exam.
What process do I have to go through to recertify?
It’s an easy, four-step process to maintain your ACE certification:
- Select the 340B Trends & Hot Topics module and recertification exam in your catalog in the Apexus Education Portal
- Make your $200 payment.
- View the module.
- Take the exam. Exam will be added to your catalog 60 days before you are due to recertify.
How far in advance will I be notified that I need to recertify?
Learners will be notified via email when both the module and recertification exam are made available to you. The exam will be placed in your Apexus Education Portal 60 days before your certificate expiration date. Then, you’ll have 60 days to successfully pass the exam. Of note, ACEs whose certificate expires less than 60 days following the release of the module and exam will have 60 days from the release date to view the module and pass the exam.
What happens if I don't pass the recertification exam the first time?
Learners can take the recertification exam up to three times to achieve a passing score of 70%. If you do not pass on the third attempt, you must re-enroll in the 340B Trends & Hot Topics module and pay the $200 fee, at which point you will get an additional three attempts to take and successfully pass the recertification exam.
Are there any association discounts available?
There are no association discounts for the 340B Trends & Hot Topics module or the recertification exam.
What happens if I allow my certification to expire?
If you fail to take the recertification exam within the 60-day time frame and your ACE certificate expires, you will lose your ACE designation as well as access to the 340B Operations Certificate curriculum. You will then need to re-enroll in the Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program – and pay the full cost of the course – to regain access to the program.
Whom can I contract if I need help?
For questions about the program, contact 340Bcertificate@apexus.com.