If an applicant submits an application and application review fee, and decides to no longer pursue certification, they may convert their application review fee toward credit to be used towards a future H&W continuing education course. This credit is valid for 36 months from the date that H&W receives the application review fee. Should the applicant fail to use their credit toward a H&W course within 36 months, H&W will absorb the credit, no refund will be offered, and the applicant may no longer apply said credit toward a continuing education course.