Failure to meet and/or verify the required number of years experience (in the instance of initial certification) or failure to accrue the appropriate number of continuing education hours (in the instance of recertification) are the primary reasons that (re)certification is denied.
If your application is denied, you have the option to appeal the decision provided that you demonstrate an extenuating circumstance that warrants reconsideration. This agency defines an extenuating circumstance to be a circumstance entirely beyond your control that presents an inability for you to complete the requirements for (re)certification.
If an applicant's certification is denied the applicant may submit an appeal within 10 working days from the date of notice of denial in accordance with the following process:
Appeal Process Steps
- Applicants must submit their appeal to the TPASS Director of Procurement in writing with a copy to the supervisory person responsible for in the individual's state agency (i.e. – the contract management/purchasing director or equivalent).
- The appeal must state the basis for the appeal, the action requested, and the reason(s) why the denial should be reconsidered.
- The TPASS Director of Procurement will provide a written determination of the appeal. The decision of the TPASS Director of Procurement will be final.