Recertification demonstrates your commitment to diversity, as well as proves your continued mastery of the field.

Before getting started in recertification activities, designess should first assess where they want to grow professionally. Then, designees should keep track of all activities that could count toward diversity recertification.

The CDP and CDE credentials are valid for three years; therefore, designees must recertify during each three year period in order to maintain their designation. The recertification cycle begins the first day of the month after notification of CDP or CDE success. Designees may either retest or earn recertification points by participating in professional development activities. If the latter option is chosen, designees must accrue 60 points per three year recertification cycle in order to qualify. Recertification points must tie directly to one of the 16 broad competencies for the CDP or CDE credentials. Read our brochure

Calculating Your Continuing Education Credits
We recommend that you acquire 20 recertification credits per year, over three years. Here is a guide to calculate 60 credit hours for recertification.

Recertification Fee
The recertification fee is $50. If a certification lapses more than one (1) year, designees will have to retest, but will not have to submit another Candidate Project.

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Submit Recertification Credits
Make sure you keep track of your recertification activities throughout the year. You can submit your recertification credits at any time online. Please submit one activity at a time using hourly increments (e.g., 1.00, 1.15, 1.30, 1.45).




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Designee Success Survey
Share what has happened in your career since obtaining credentials. Please complete this brief survey. Thank you in advance!