LFCS candidates can also renew their certification by passing a higher-level Certification (LFCE).
On the date that a Candidate with an active LFCS Certification achieves LFCE Certification, the expiration of their LFCS Certification will be extended for 3 years so that both their LFCE and LFCS Certifications expire on the same date.
The date on which their LFCS Certification expiration is extended (i.e. renewed) becomes the Renewal Date.
For example, a Certificant holds an active LFCS Certification expiring on August 20, 2019.
The Certificant then achieves LFCE Certification on March 1, 2020.
Their lower-level LFCS Certification will be extended (i.e. renewed) for 3 years effective March 1, 2020 and both their newly achieved LFCE and renewed LFCS Certifications will have the same expiration date of March 1, 2023.