Streamlined policy, lower price for most with new annual-only renewal schedule One renewal timing option replaces two – and the cost of renewal is reduced for many diplomates – under a new ABII policy announced in November 2015. The changes will move everyone to an annual renewal period by December 2016. Those who had been on the annual payment schedule will see their fees unchanged. All renewal payments will continue to be made through the ABII website using a credit card. Letters were sent to all diplomates using the mailing address on file with ABII in November 2015. The letters explained how the timing will affect diplomates individually. CE reporting goes to biennial schedule; credit requirements remain unchanged With the renewal schedule dropping the five-year option and going to an annual-only schedule, the continuing education (CE) requirement is following suit by reducing its five-year schedule to two-year (biennial) timing. When diplomates’ current CE reporting periods end, a biennial reporting period will launch. Where 60 credits were required over the five-year period, the new biennial period will require 24 credits. Either way, when you do the math, it comes down to a recommendation of completing 12 credits per year. The individualized letter announcing each individual’s renewal timing also detailed their CE timing. Direct any questions to J.J. at 651-994-6410.