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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have recertified by exam with a 12/31/2020 expiration date and intend to recertify via credit in 2023, you may begin earning credits in 2021 and continue in 2022 and 2023 for your 12/31/2023 expiration. 

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 2016 or 2018? If yes, then 2021 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 24 self-study activities are now available for CE credit! See the list of Approved CMPP™ Activities below to access them.

New! How to use the credit tracker video:


Credit Tracker Instruction Guide - please note the credit tracker works best in Chrome browser

ISMPP Recertification Policy

ISMPP Recertification Handbook

CMPP Documentation Quick Guide

Approved CMPP™ Activities

Recertification Application

Why Recertify?

Newly Updated 2021: Webinar Recording: Discovering the Value and Path to the CMPP™ Credential and Illuminating the Recertification Process

Request for Credit Approval Form

Guidelines for Approving Continuing Education (CE) Activities