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Credential Maintenance & Continuation

Renewal is mandatory to keep your certification live and current. You are required to renew your SBDA™ Credential every 5 years. When you renew, you show your continuing competence and commitment to the profession. DASCA will send you reminder emails for renewal of your credential or you can log into myDASCA Account and register for SBDA™ renewal. In order to receive email reminders, please make sure to keep your email address current. Please note that training is not mandatory for renewal and you only have to register and complete a short–duration online refresher learning program as per the latest DASCA-DSBoK™ (DASCA’s Data Science Body of Knowledge) along with a small online assessment.

Renewing your SBDA™ Credential

Renewal for SBDA™ is a simple 5-step process:

  • 1

    Apply for SBDA™ renewal by logging into myDASCA Account on dasca.org.

  • 2

    Pay your SBDA™ renewal fee online.

  • 3

    Complete the prescribed online learning program & assessment.

  • 4

    Receive instant confirmation for credential renewal.

  • 5

    Get your renewed SBDA™ Credential certificate & a new digital badge.


SBDA™ Credential Renewal Policy – 2019

  • Life of the Credential (in years from the date of award)+

    The SBDA™ Credential is valid for 5 years. Credential-holders will be required to renew their SBDA™ Credential – as applicable or permissible – for continuation of their Credential beyond 5 years.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Duration+

    The SBDA™ Credential is renewable every 5 years, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SBDAR-1).

  • Standard Credential Renewal Window+

    The SBDA™ Credential Renewal Window will open 2 months before the expiry of the credential.

  • Standard Credential Renewal Deadline+

    Before the expiry of the credential validity, e.g.; if the credential, was awarded on April 1, 2014, the Standard Renewal Deadline will be March 31, 2019 i.e. 5 years after the award of the credential. If the SBDA™ Credential is not renewed by the deadline, the DASCA online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will show “Renewal Due” for a Convenience Period of 60 days, against the name of the credential-holder whose DASCA Credential awaits renewal.

  • Credential Renewal Convenience Period+

    An SBDA™ Credential can be renewed within maximum 60 days from the date it expires, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SBDAR-2). If renewal formalities are not completed within the convenience period, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode.

  • Credential Freeze and Suspension+

    If not renewed during the Credential Renewal Convenience Period of 60 days from the Standard Renewal due date, the system automatically puts the credential into the temporary Freeze or Suspension Mode, and the credential-holder is required to apply for Reactivation of the credential within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension.

    For this duration, the official online directory carrying Credential Information of individuals around the world will flash the term "Suspended (Reactivation due)" against the name of the individual whose DASCA credentials have been frozen/ suspended.

    Applications for Reactivation can be made directly through their individual myDASCA Account, by paying the prescribed fee (Refer to the fee schedule, SPDAR-3). If individuals fail to reactivate their suspended credentials, DASCA’s system will cancel the credentials in question. Cancelled credentials can however be Revived.

  • Credential Cancellation & Revival+

    If not reactivated within the stipulated maximum 12 months from the date of suspension, the SBDA™ Credential will be cancelled. However, the credential-holder will get one final chance to appeal for its revival by writing an email to appeals@dasca.org. This appeal has to be made within 30 days of the date of cancellation of the credential. In the event, a cancelled credential’s revival application is not submitted within the stipulated 30 days, DASCA summarily withdraws the credential from the credential-holder, including all the privileges attendant to the credential. Individuals whose credentials have been withdrawn by DASCA will be required to apply as fresh applicants.

  • Validity of a Renewed Credential+

    The renewed SBDA™ Credential’s validity will start 1 day after the expiry of the previously awarded credential. E.g.; if the credential is expiring on March 31, 2019, the renewed credential validity will start from April 1, 2019 irrespective of the actual date of renewal for the next 5 years and so on.

SBDA™ Renewal Fee Schedule

Schedule Code Renewal Categories Fees Deadline
SBDAR-1 Standard Renewal USD 200 Before the expiry of the credential validity
SBDAR-2 Renewal During The Convenience Period USD 250 Within maximum 60 days from the due date
SBDAR-3 Renewal/ Reactivation After Suspension USD 300 Within maximum 12 months from the date of suspension
SBDAR-4 Renewal/ Revival After Cancellation USD 350 Within 30 days from the date of cancellation
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