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New Re-Certification Requirements and PD Log Reminder (I.S.P. & ITCP holders)

Attention CIPS Certified members. To maintain your I.S.P. and/or ITCP certification(s) you must comply with the new re-certification policies that were introduced in April of 2013. The most notable changes were:

  • Moved  from an annual to a triennial re-certification process
  • Moved  from a requirement of 100 annual continuing professional development credits to 100 credits over three years
  • Changed the requirement to demonstrate 3,000 hours of IT work experience over three years to a demonstration that one actively works in I.T. (the 3,000 hours is a guideline)
  • Added  the ability to earn re-certification credits through volunteerism with a “Giving Back to the Profession” option
  • New requirement of written evidence of professional development credits in the form of a PD Log
  • New random audits where evidence of professional development credits must be provided
  • Failing to fulfill the re-certification requirements will result in sanctions which may include, but not be limited to: a requirement to complete a certain number of re-certification credits within a set period of time, or the revocation of the right to hold the professional certification.

Important documents:

Re-Certification Policies and Procedures Handbook

Re-Certification Activity Record Template (PD Log)

Re-Certification Reporting Form


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