re·​cer·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌsər-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce recertification (audio)
plural recertifications
: the act or process of certifying or being certified again
… a bill that will require the unions to petition for recertification if their membership drops below 50 percent of those eligible to participate.Zac Anderson

Examples of recertification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As an older building, The Fillmore is subject to a recertification process every 10 years to address structural issues, the commission noted. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 At the gun range, Little Elm pastor John Wolfe prepares for recertification with his 9mm Luger pistol, as the others shoot their rounds at the line. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Automatic recertification will not fix that problem, as borrowers who have been disengaged from the student loan system for one or more years due to $0 payments might not reengage once their payments become nonzero. Preston Cooper, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The contract called for the company to oversee the annual recertification of 496 public housing households and 2,300 voucher households. Richard Halstead, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 In January the union handed in the recertification forms, and is awaiting a new union election date. Daniel Rivero, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 Smith said that in another instance, the McKay company terminated the voucher of a senior while she was hospitalized because a signature was missing from her recertification paperwork. Richard Halstead, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 Nan McKay and Associates is a national company based in San Diego and conducts most of the recertification process via the internet. Richard Halstead, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 Certifications are valid for five years, and candidates must finish all recertification requirements during the 12 months before the expiration date. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recertification was in 1770

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Cite this Entry

“Recertification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


re·​cer·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌsərt-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce recertification (audio)
: the act of having one's certification renewed
recertify verb
recertified; recertifying
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