There are two ways to maintain your SDS and Label Authoring Registered Professional credential.

​​Renewal Scheme

Categories​Title​Description​Documentation Required​Poin​ts Awarded​​Max Allowable
​Category A​Conference/Seminar/Webinar Attendance/ Self-Study​Participation in a conference, lecture, workshop, or professional development session provided by an association/society or an industry recognized provider of professional development (manufacturer, internal training, etc.)​

​Earn credits for self-directed learning activities which are individualized learning events involving personally conducted research or study. Any journal, book, or magazine with appropriate content not older than 3 years may be used.

Learning may include informal activities such as:​

*reading articles, books, or instructional manuals;

*watching videos, using interactive CD-ROMs, podcasts or other source material​
​Certificate of attendance/certificate of completion

Evidence supporting your reported learning project, including notes from and dates of discussion or reading​
​0.2 points / contact hour​Unlimited​
​Category B​Professional Speaking/Teaching​Speaking/Presenting at an educational program or a meeting of an international, national, regional, local, or state professional association, society or university. This category only applies to speaking/presenting outside usual job duties.​Letter from the organization for which you spoke or taught, or copy of conference book, final program, agenda, or course schedule indicating the session​0.4 points / contact hour​2 points
​Category C​Formal Publication of Articles or Books​Authoring a chapter in a published book or a peer reviewed journal​Copy of the publication (or copy of applicable pages) Copy of the decision letter from the publisher indicating acceptance​​0.2 points / item​2 points
​Category D​Publication of non-peer reviewed articlesAuthoring a non-peer reviewed article or news itemCopy of the publication (or copy of applicable pages)​​0.1 points / item​2 points
​Category E​Volunteer Service​Complete 1 or more years of volunteer service during the registration period with an international, national, state, or professional association, society, or organization in which your registration specialty expertise is required.

Accepted volunteer activities include but not limited to:

*serving on boards of directors, committees, editorial boards, review boards, and task forces

*item and/or exam development activities.
​If volunteer services: letter or certificate from the organization served acknowledging you for leading project tasks or participating as part of a project team.

If coaching or mentoring services: evidence supporting your coaching or mentoring arrangement, including notes from and dates of discussion or reading.
​0.2 points / year​​1 point
​Category F​Working as a professional​Working as a professional in SDS and Label Authoring where 40% of time spent on SDS / Label authoring or other hazard communication related activities during the year is required for each year of experience claimed.

Other qualifying areas:

*Quality Control Review of SDS/Label-Supervisor of SDS authors

*Managing facility Hazard Communication Program

*Classifying products for transport hazards

*Managing dangerous goods transport programs
​Proof of employment (job description, employment verification letter, etc.)​1 point / year​Minimum of 2 points required

5 points Max​
​Category G​Obtaining a related credential or graduate level degree​Obtaining a new, related credential or graduate level degree during the registration cycle.

Related credentials
: CIH, DABT, CSP, CHMM, DGSA, NRCC Certified Chemist or other applicable credential

Related graduate level degree: MS or PhD in an ACS-Certified Chemistry Program or other applicable graduate level degree
​Certificate/letter of achievement​2 points / credential​2 points