Policy 30: Continuing Professional Development
(Revised March 2017)
- Recertification through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is required to continue each and every certification in Active Status beyond the expiration date of the certification.
- The certification period is three years (36 months).
- Each certification loses its Active Status on the first day of the expiration month printed on the certificate.
- Recertification is achieved by accumulating ninety (90) continuing professional development points (see Operating Procedure 30, Exhibit I) within the certification period through professional development activities directly related to the following:
- Being an active practitioner in the certification practice area.
- Acquiring additional education pertinent to the certification practice area.
- Participating in activities which advance or broaden the body of knowledge for the certification practice area.
- Actively seeking to upgrade certification(s) held and/or actively seeking initial or upgrade certification in related practice areas.
- Successfully completing a special (certification maintenance) written examination.
Please see the Operating Procedure for this Policy for additional guidance