Recertification embodies a Certified Managers commitment to life long learning in the profession of management

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Verify your commitment to life long learning in the profession of management through recertification

CM certification embodies a commitment to life-long learning in order to stay current on ever changing management practices. As such, Certified Managers are required to recertify in order to continue to use the CM credential.

Recertification Process

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Recertification is accomplished by meeting two requirements:

  1. Paying a $50 recertification fee annually.
  2. Completing 45 management/leadership-related professional development units (PDUs) during the three year renewal period.

At the end of the three-year renewal period each CM is required to report 45 professional development units (PDUs). ICPM encourages Certified Managers to participate in a variety of different activities to earn the required PDUs. For more details, download the CM Recertification Handbook.

Recertification is accomplished online through the ICPM website. A CM simply needs to log on to his or her ICPM account to pay recertification fees. Every third year a CM should complete the CM Recertification Report form online, by clicking on the "CM Recertification Report" tab.

Who Must Recertify?

All CMs must recertify. Initial CM certification is current for 3 years. CMs are responsible for paying recertification fees beginning one year after their initial certification date, as shown on their CM certificate, and annually thereafter. CMs are also responsible for reporting 45 PDUs beginning 3 years after their initial certification date, and every 3 years thereafter.

For example, a CM who attains initial certification on June, 16 2015 is responsible for paying a $50 recertification fee for the first time on June 16, 2016 and for reporting 45 PDUs for the first time by June 16, 2018.

Retired Certified Managers

Retired CMs are released from the responsibility of recertifying upon notifying ICPM of their retirement date. Retired CMs continue to receive ICPM communications and may continue to use the CM credential. If you are recently retired or will retire within the year, please contact ICPM at info@icpm.biz to notify us of your change in status. Also, be sure to update your CM online profile to reflect any change in mailing address or email address.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Certified Managers are required to complete 45 management or leadership-related professional development units (PDUs) during the three-year renewal period. PDUs may be earned in many ways. ICPM encourages Certified Managers to participate in a variety of different activities to earn the required PDUs.

What Activities Can Earn PDUs?

College Credit Hours

Management Related Courses

  • 15 PDUs are earned for each semester-long course completed.
  • 10 PDUs are earned for each quarter-long course completed.
  • Example: 3 semester-long courses x 15 = 45 PDUs
  • 2 quarter-long courses x 10 = 20 PDUs
Courses, Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

Leadership or Management Related

  • 1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate
  • Example: 8 hour workshop = 8 PDUs
Military Training

Leadership or Management Related Courses

  • 1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate
  • Example: 8 hour workshop = 8 PDUs
Continuing Education Units

Management Related Study

  • 10 PDUs are earned for each CEU
  • Example: 2 CEU Course = 20 PDUs
Instructing Management Courses or Training

Includes CM or FoM Prep Courses

  • 1 PDU is earned for each hour of teaching, not including preparation
  • Example: 30 Hours Teaching = 30 PDUs
Reading Books

Topics should be based on ICPM's Competency Model

  • 5 PDUs are earned for each book read, and only a maximum of 10 points may be earned
  • Example: 2 books = 10 PDUs
TED Talk Videos

Topics should be based on ICPM's Competency Model

  • 0.5 PDUs are earned for 1 hour of TED Talk videos, and only a maximum of 10 points may be earned.
  • Example: 4 videos at 2 hours = 1 PDU

Other Management / Leadership-Related Activities

Other management/leadership-related activities may count for recertification credit. If you have questions, contact ICPM at info@icpm.biz or (540) 568-3247. For additional information on Professional Development related to CM recertification, download the CM Recertification Handbook.

Certification Status

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A Certified Manager's certification is considered to be either current or lapsed.

Current Status

CM certification will be considered current if the CM is within his or her first year of certification, or is up-to-date with respect to payment of annual recertification fees and reporting PDUs.

Lapsed Status

CM certification will be considered lapsed if the CM is not up-to-date with respect to payment of annual recertification fees or reporting PDUs. CMs who have allowed their certification to lapse should discontinue use of the CM credential, as per the CM Credential Use Statement.

CMs who allow their certification to lapse may become current by paying a $75 reinstatement fee and the current year's annual fees. Reinstatement will begin a new three-year renewal period.

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