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CPCP Recertification: Points Method

Recertifying Through the Points Method

This page is intended for current CPCPs interested in the points method for recertification, which requires earning at least 18 during the certification period. The other option is recertification via examination. 



Where to Start

As soon as possible after your certification period begins:

Tip: Within your NAPCP profile (Manage Profile option), scroll down to access your NAPCP event registrations. Click on the event name to review more information and/or print a copy of your receipt.

Do you need help determining your point-qualifying endeavors?
Complete a 10-question self-evaluation to get started


Option for Tracking Points

Consider using the Certifications Journal (not required), accessible through your NAPCP profile, to record and track your earned points.

How to Use the Certifications Journal to Record and Track Your Points (four minutes)
Recertification Application Fee

The application fee is:

  • $65.00 for NAPCP members
  • $100.00 for non-members/complimentary subscribers 

The NAPCP accepts card and check payments. This fee does not apply to CPCPs who are attempting recertification via the examination method.

Instructions for the Recertification Application Process
  1. Determine your point-eligible activities completed during your three-year CPCP certification period. 
  2. Ensure you have earned at least 18 qualifying points.
  3. Ensure you have supporting documentation for all points; you will be allowed to upload a single file (up to 30MB) of your supporting documentation during the application process.
  4. Be prepared to pay the applicable fee.
  5. Complete the recertification application online no earlier than three months prior to your certificate expiration and no later than the end of the three-month grace period and attach the supporting documentation.
  6. Retain a copy of your application submission, as well as copies of your supporting documentation for your records.
  7. Submit the appropriate payment information, as directed online, in conjunction with the application process.
Post-Application Submission
The NAPCP will send one of the following notifications within four weeks after receiving your completed application and supporting documentation:
  • additional information, documentation and/or correct payment is needed from you before the application can be processed
  • your application has been declined, including the reason(s) for the decline and your potential next steps
  • your application has been approved and a new CPCP certificate will be sent to you separately

If the NAPCP requests additional information, documentation and/or correct payment, you must satisfactorily resolve the request by the end of the grace period or within two weeks—whichever one is later. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the application; any fee paid would be returned.

If, after four weeks, you have not received any notification, please send an e-mail to

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