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Certification Suspension and Reinstatement Fee:

CIPS Certified Member who either do not recertify or do not renew their membership will have their certification(s) suspended and lose their entitlement to use CIPS Designations.

Suspended members have up to one year to renew and recertify without penalty. After one year a $350 reinstatement fee is also required to regain Certified Member status. 


Recertification Policies and Procedures Handbook


Recertification Activity Record Template


Recertification Reporting Form (I.S.P. and ITCP holders)


Recertification Reporting Form (Candidate Members)



Changes to the Recertification Program:

In April 2013, CIPS introduced changes to the re-certification policies. The key changes are:

a)      Moved  from an annual to a triennial recertification process;

b)      Moved  from an annual 100 continuing professional development credits to 100 credits over three years;

c)       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);

d)      Added  the ability to earn recertification credits through volunteerism with a “Giving Back to the Profession” option;

e)      Require written evidence of professional development credits  in the form of a log record;

f)       Undertake random audits where evidence of professional development credits must be provided;

g)      Failing to full-fill the recertification 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.


Recertification Handbook

To learn more about the re-certification program, review the Re-certification Policies and Procedures Handbook .It provides information on what you can claim as re-certification credits, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification.


Why Re-certify?

Once you certify, you must re-certify every three years through continuing education activities and by demonstrating that you are actively practicing in the profession.

Re-certification broadens your I.T. knowledge and makes you more valuable to your organization or client.

Re-certification shows that you:

  • Are current and have made a commitment to keeping current on changing I.T. practices
  • Are committed to the acquisition of new I.T. knowledge and makes you more valuable to your organization or client
  • Are building familiarity with contemporary I.T. topics


Recording your Professional Development Activities

You are responsible for recording your professional development activities as they occur. The most efficient way is to record these on the CIPS Re-Certification Activity Record.


Reporting your Professional Development Activities
You only need to send the CIPS Re-Certification Reporting Form. You do not need to send supporting documentation for activities reported, but should retain such documentation in the event you are audited.


For more information on the re-certification process visit the Apply for Re-Certification.or contact the Office of the Reigstrar.



CIPS Corporate Partners

The following organizations support CIPS' commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. professionCIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution. Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today! - Send an email to


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