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

Leadership or Management Related

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

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.

CM Recertification Report

Your CM Professional Development Form has Been Successfully Submitted

Thank you for submitting your professional development form for the CM recertification. ICPM will be reviewing your PD form and will contact you if any further information is required. To complete the process, please be sure to pay your $50 recertification fee, if you have not done so already.

Your professional development is ICPM's number on priority, therefore, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Certified Manager (CM) Recertification Report

Please enter your Professional Development activities and PDUs below. 45 PDUs are required to maintain your current certification status. PDUs in excess of 45 will not count toward subsequent three-year recertification period.

Documentation

CMs are NOT required to send documentation of their PDUs when they submit a CM Recertification Report. ICPM will conduct random audits to verify compliance, and will request documentation from CMs who are selected at that time. CMs are advised to retain a personal file of documentation to support completion of their PD activities. Documentation may include course registrations or verification of completion, copies of book covers, copies of articles, or any other appropriate means.

I. Contact Information

Please provide your contact information below, along with your CM Number. CM's numbers can be found in your account profile or on your CM certificate. All fields marked with an * are required.

II. College Credit Hours

Please provide information below on any management / leadership college courses you received credit on. 10 PDUs are earned for each quarter-long course completed, and 15 PDUs for semester-long courses completed.

College Credit #1
College Credit #2
College Credit #3
College Credit #4

III. Course, Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

Please provide information below on any courses, seminars, conferences and workshops you attended. Include the organization / company that administered the program. 1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate.

Course #1
Course #2
Course #3
Course #4

IV. Military Training

Please provide information below on any courses, seminars, conferences and workshops you attended as part of the military. Include the organization / company that administered the program. 1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate.

Training Course #1
Training Course #2
Training Course #3
Training Course #4

V. Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Please provide information below on any Continuing Education Units (CEUs) you have completed. Include the organization / company that administered the program. 10 PDUs are earned for each CEU.

CEU Course #1
CEU Course #2
CEU Course #3
CEU Course #4

VI. Instructing Management Courses or Training

Please provide information below on any courses or training in which you have instructed. Include the organization / company that the instruction was provided to. 1 PDU is earned for each hour of teaching, not including preparation.

Course #1
Course #2
Course #3
Course #4

VII. Management-Related Books

Please provide information below on any management books you have read. 5 PDUs are earned for each book read, only a maximum of 10 points may be earned.

Book #1
Book #2

VIII. Other Management Activities

Please provide information below on any additional management activities that you participated in. Additional management activities must first be approved by ICPM in order to determine the amount of PDUs awarded.

IX. PDU Totals and Signature Verification

Please provide your total combined PDUs from all sections. Remember PDUs must total 45 in order to meet the requirements of recertification. By signing this form you attest that the information provided on this form is truthful and accurate. You further agree to abide by the CM Credential Use Statement and ICPM Code of Ethics.


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