Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your CSIA C-DET® Credential

Hey C-DET! Keeping your credential current is easy. Here’s what you need to know.

When do you need to renew your CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician® credential?

You’ll need to renew this important credential every three years.

How do you renew it?

There are two ways to renew your C-DET® credential:

Take the online review. Complete your review course either online or in person.
Take and pass the CSIA C-DET® exam. You can take the exam either in-person with a proctor, online with ProctorFree, or after an in-person review. For tips on scheduling your exam, please visit Your Guide to Taking the CSIA Exam.

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How much does it cost to renew your C-DET® credential?

There is no renewal fee for C-DET® certification, so you’ll just pay the fee for the online review or your exam. If you have an eLearning subscription, online reviews are included. Otherwise, the online review fee is $299. The exam fee is $189.

What if my C-DET® credential expires? Is there a grace period?

We offer a 30-day grace period, and we’ll also send you reminders when your certification is up for renewal. If you do not renew within 30 days of expiration, you will have to start the certification process over.

Ready to Renew?

Keep your C-DET® credential current – complete your review or schedule your exam today. And as always, if you have any questions or need any further assistance, just let us know at 317-837-5362 or at office@csia.org.


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