Active CPDTs recertify every 2 years. There are no exemptions. If you wish to maintain your CPDT credential you must continue to earn continuing education every 2 years (November 1 through October 31, 24 months later).
Individuals whose CPDT credential has lapses have 18 months from the date of expiration to submit reinstatement documentation and supply the appropriate fee(s). Read more about the CPDT reinstatement process here.
Update for the 2020 CPDT Exam: the exam will be held via remote proctor. Read more here.
2019 CPDT Exam policies, not in effect for 2020: It is administered at testing centers around the world. It is a computer-based exam. Locate a testing center here. ASPE only hosts our examinations at Pearson Professional Centers, so keep this in mind when narrowing down your search.