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C.P.M. Recertification Requirements

Individuals who have earned their C.P.M. designation are required to be recertified every five years. To be recertified, an applicant must earn 84 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) during their current certificate period.

At least two-thirds of the CEHs must be educational in nature. One-third may be earned in the professional contributions category.

CEHs are counted hour-for-hour. For example, if a candidate is in a class for 7 hours (not counting lunch and breaks) then ISM gives credit for 7 CEHs.

Hours may be earned for any class/conference/seminar that is at least one hour long, is related to the candidate's job, and is documentable. The only job-related classes we will not accept are related to first aid, safety, or fork-lift training.

The documents we require for continuing education can be either a certificate of completion or a letter of completion from the organization which sponsored the class/seminar/conference. Candidates can also have a supervisor sign-off on all continuing education.

CEHs may be earned in the following categories:

  1. College Courses (Taken or Taught)
  2. Continuing Education (Taken or Taught)
  3. Contributions to the Profession

Candidates should submit their application for recertification no more than 120 days prior to the expiration date on their current certificate. For example, if a candidate's expiration date is October 31, then they would need to wait until at least June 30 before applying for Recertification.

Please note: Candidates whose certificates lapse for more than one year will not be allowed to recertify.

Download C.P.M. Recertification Application (this is a PDF file)