In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ISMPP is extending the time for CMPPs to recertify via exam by 1 year, or until the end of 2021. This applies only to CMPPs with a certification expiry of 12/31/2020. This is a one-time extension and will not alter the certification cycle.

Therefore, if you recertify via exam in 2021 for a 2020 expiration, your next certification cycle still expires in 2023. 

CMPPs who recertify via credit do not have an extended time to recertify.

Recertification Information

If you certified or recertified between 2012 - 2016, the CMPP™ certification is valid for five years (until your next recertification), after which, certificants must apply to recertify.

Starting in 2017, candidates who earn their CMPP™ certification will be valid for three years, after which, certificants must apply to recertify. 

Recertification can be accomplished in one of two ways:

  • Retake the CMPP™ examination

  • Earn 50 recertification credits over the 5-year certification period or 30 certification credits over the 3-year certification period

  • Were you certified in 2015 or 2017? If yes, then 2020 is your year to recertify! 

 Documentation Required For CE Activities

  • For CMPPs planning to recertify via credit, you must have documentation to prove your participation for every activity in your Credit Tracker
  • You should use the “Upload Certificate” field to enter your documentation
  • See the CMPP Documentation Requirements for Earned CE Credits Quick Guide in the Resources below for detailed information

A total of 14 self-study activities are now available for CE credit! See the list of Approved CMPP™ Activities below to access them.


Credit Tracker Instruction Guide

ISMPP Recertification Policy

ISMPP Recertification Handbook

CMPP Documentation Quick Guide

Approved CMPP™ Activities

Recertification Application

Why Recertify?

Newly Updated: Recertification Webinar Recording: Recognize the Power of the ISMPP CMPP™ Credential: Digital Innovations and Insights into Earning and Retaining Your Credential

Request for Credit Approval Form

Guidelines for Approving Continuing Education (CE) Activities