If you have completed the renewal requirements when you start the application, the system will allow you to complete the renewal application earlier than your expiration time. Keep in mind that applications can be open for only 90 days. If not completed, the application will not be accepted and you will have to re-submit the application.
For example, if your BC-ADM certification expires 12/31/2021, and you have completed all the renewal requirements stated in the BC-ADM handbook such as 1000 practice hours, etc. you can renew any time in 2021. The new certificate will be valid starting 12/31/2021 even if you complete the renewal early.
We advise candidates to apply up to 6 months in advance of their credential expiration and minimum of 30 days in advance, if possible.