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How to Appeal?

Follow the steps to Appeal


Step 1: Use our tools

To learn more, read our Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals and Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals Flow Chart. These documents will help you understand what a certification can be appealed for.


Step 2: Register for an account

To submit a certification through the Council website, please register for an account by clicking here. You may also click the Register link in the right navigation. After you register, the Council will process your registration so you may login to start the appeal process. The database tool will walk you through submitting your appeal.


Step 3: Submit an Appeal


Step 3.1: Submit an Appeal

* You must login first to have access to the submission screen *

Submit an Appeal - Account Information


Step 3.2: Click on a specific covered actions title

Go to the “Home” tab and click on a specific covered actions title

Click on a specific covered actions title


Step 3.3: Click on the Submit an Appeal buttonClick on the “Submit an Appeal” button (this button will not be available if 30 calendar day of the Certification submission has passed)

Click on the Submit an Appeal button


Step 3.4:  Enter the rquired information for the tool

Begin by filling in the required information for the tool. You must answer each question. If an item applies to your appeal, you must submit supporting documentation either in the provided box or attaching the file document.

Covered Actions - Appeal Form


Step 3.5: Covered Action status of Appealed

When you are done submitting you will see the covered action on the home page with a status of “Appealed”

Covered Actions status


Step 3.6: My Appeals

And under your Account tab in the “My Appeals” drop down. You can also see any certifications you have filed or change your password.

My Appeals


Step 4: Next Steps

Follow the Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals Flow Chart to understand next steps. You will also receive email notifications when the status of your appeal or the certification has changed.

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