(I cannot clearly understand the recurrent training rule where one can take recurrent course from 3 months prior to expiry. Also the change of “day” to “month” is not clear.)

Q.
If a person passes an initial course test on say Feb. 7, 2013, he will be given a certificate valid to February of 2015. Does this mean that the validity is up to Feb. 1 or whether it is to Feb.. 28 of 2015? Depending on this interpretation, the 3-month advance period for recurrent training may commence on Nov. 1, 2014 or on Dec. 1, 2014. Which is the correct interpretation? Also, if a recurrent training was taken more than 3-months in advance, say, on Sept. 10, 2014, what will be the new expiry date? Would he be able to retain the February validity?  (31 Dec 12)

A.
If the person have passed an initial course training on Feb. 7, 2013, he will be given a certificate valid until Feb. 28, 2015.

The interpretation of the “month” is at the end of the month and not at the beginning of the month. Recurrent training to obtain an extension of the validity can be taken 3 months ahead from expiry, i.e., from Dec. 1, 2014. If he passes, his certificate will be revalidated to Feb. 28 2017. This repeats with every successful recurrent course. The end of February validity will stay as long as he passes the recurrent course every two years.

If for some reason, he takes a recurrent course more than 3 months in advance, say on Sept. 10, 2014, he will lose the February cycle. His new expiry will be Sept. 30, 2016.


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