LANA Certification is valid for six years. Each certificate given to the candidate indicates the expiration date. All certifications expire on December 31st, six years from the last certification date. An individual whose certification is set to expire must submit an application for recertification or an application for inactive status postmarked by December 31st of the year their certification expires. Failure to apply for recertification or apply for inactive status by the deadline will place the individual in expired status. It is the responsibility of the CANDIDATE to recertify at the appropriate time (see “Extensions” in the Recertification Policy for additional information).