Annual recertification is required to maintain PAACO credentials. Recertification is achieved by completing 12 hours of approved
Continuing Education (CE) and submitting $150 recertification fee.

  • No CE requirements first year after training while completing shadow audits
  • One year from the date certified, auditor must apply for recertification
    • PAACO sends an email reminder approximately 45 days prior to certification date
  • Recertification will be approved with documented completion of CE requirements:
    • 12 hours of contact time of relevant classes, seminars, or meetings
    • Courses or training approved by PAACO (online and/or in person)
    • Can include up to four hours with a Certified PAACO Auditor or by performing a shadow audit with a trainee
  • All CE events must be approved by PAACO
    • A list of approved CE events is available (not all inclusive)