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In order to maintain the Certified Recognition Professional® (CRP) designation, those who are CRP graduates must recertify every three years. Recertification may be obtained by earning a combination of 30 points (see below).

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The objectives of recertification are to be able to:

  • Demonstrate through professional activities how you have been able to apply what you learned in the courses and
  • Continually develop your knowledge and skills as a recognition professional

The Process

CRP Recertification Application Form (Online)

Don't want to apply online? Fill out the PDF recertification form.

The process is to earn and record points in each of two categories – professional activities and professional development. Graduates enter the points on their transcript page by entering the date earned, description of the activity, and number of points earned. The transcript page shows accumulated points for each category, recertification date, total points needed and a summation of points earned to date.

The recertification fee is $150 for each 3-year cycle, and this is paid at the time of recertification.

While the following lists are quite comprehensive, they are not intended to be the only ways to earn points. Graduates are encouraged to use these as guidelines, and questions may be directed to Jessica at

Credit Options

1 credit = 1 hour of participation or 2 credits for 1 year of professional organization membership

10 credits maximum per year – 30 total credits needed over 3-year period to apply for recertification

Please note – these are SUGGESTIONS only!

  • Education (webinars, podcasts, eLearning class, reading articles)
  • Conference attendance (HR, engagement, recognition-related)
  • Presenting/facilitating (to employees, clients, organizations, students)
  • Writing (articles, blogs, proposals, brochures, newsletters)
  • Projects (event coordination, marketing activities, benchmarking, budgeting, employee surveys)
  • Programs (planning, design, development, management)
  • Leadership (mentoring, project team leader, committee chairperson)

Benefits of CRP Recertification

  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in Employee Recognition
  • To encourage continuing education for professional development.
  • To encourage self-development by offering guidelines for achievement in the Employee Recognition Profession.
  • To identify and award special recognition to those persons who have demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of those principles and practices of Employee recognition, related disciplines, and laws governing and affecting Employee Recognition.

Thank You, Business Partners

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