ARTP have recently shared the below update regarding lapsed ARTP Spirometry Certificate holders, which may be of interest to ARNS members. Please click here to read the full news article, and to access the forms within the update – Update for Lapsed ARTP Spirometry Certificate Holders
‘We are aware that a number of candidates did not renew their ARTP Spirometry Certificate for a variety of reasons, mostly due to the uncertainty of Spirometry and the high workload many have faced with what has been, a very difficult time. Therefore, the ARTP Spirometry Committee have updated the renewal process to make it possible for candidates to get back on to the National Spirometry Register.
With immediate effect, the following process for renewal of lapsed ARTP Spirometry Certificates will be:
Lapsed for up to 1 year
If you missed the renewal window, your online renewal option will be closed. You can however, still renew your certificate up to 1 year after your certificate expires by paying a renewal fee of £40 along with a £10 late fee. This will extend your certificate’s expiry date by 12 months (the extension is not based on your payment date).
Lapsed 1 – 3 years
If your certificate has lapsed for 1 year but less than 3 years, you may renew by completing a condensed portfolio (and MCQ for Reporting levels) for a fee of £125.
Lapsed 3 years or more
Unfortunately, if your certificate has lapsed for a period of 3 years or more, you will not be eligible for renewal of your ARTP Spirometry Certificate. In this case, you will need to undertake the Spirometry Certificate again as if you were a new candidate
If you have already enrolled to undertake the spirometry certificate again and your certificate lapsed less than 3 years ago, please state on the form below.
If you would like to renew your lapsed certificate, please complete the application form below and ARTP Spirometry Administration will be in touch with how to proceed.’