All Members except STOKE Events are required to recertify with an on-site evaluation every three years. STOKE Events that wish to recertify may do so during their event.
Annual compliance checks for high priority criteria (e.g. legal compliance, fair labor, etc.) will be mandated through the STOKE Platform in between recertification years. Depending on the standard, this can be five to ten evidence uploads to the platform and should not take longer than 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
If a new version of the standard you are using has been issued within six months of your scheduled recertification visit with an independent evaluator, then you may elect to use the previous or new version of the standard. If outside this six-month window, then your evaluation will automatically be updated to the new version of your respective standard.
Users will be notified in the app when a recertification visit must be scheduled with an independent evaluator. This is typically within 6 months after the three-year anniversary of your certification date.
Organizations can of course elect to get recertified earlier than three years if you would like to be recognized at a higher certification level as soon as it is achieved. Contact STOKE using the support form if this applies to you.