Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 1000 hours of professional work experience during the 12 months prior to applying for the I.S.P. designation. The following guidelines are used when assessing individuals who are unemployed:
- Must meet one of the existing categories for the I.S.P. designation:
- Must have an average of 1000 hours per year of professional work experience in three (3) years prior to becoming unemployed. Maximum unemployment period is one (1) year.
- Must show evidence of effort to maintain currency while unemployed (e.g. relevant courses and reading, relevant volunteer work, etc.).
- Must show evidence of actively looking for work.