How long is certification good for?

Certification is for a term of three years. Recertification is obtained by submitting an application and fees of $10 to the address on the form. The application form is available at our web site at (link) or you may use the same form in the textbook as was submitted for your original certification. During that three year period, you must document 8 hours of continuing education or training and working as crew or lead on at least three displays, one of which must be as a lead or co-lead operator. Education hours must be related to display fireworks operations and are approved or rejected at the discretion of the senior course co-director. You may ask at any time if a particular education activity will be acceptable and need not wait until you apply for recertification.

Renewal of the PGI Display Operator credential also requires that you have conducted at least three displays as lead operator in the three years prior to renewal. Only displays utilizing display fireworks (usually shipped as 1.3G explosives) satisfy the display requirements. Displays using Articles Pyrotechnic and/ or consumer fireworks do not count toward the display experience required for renewal.

PGI DOC Renewal Form (download, complete, and submit as indicated on the form)