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CRP Recertification
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Recognition Professionals International is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Staying up to date in the field of recognition is essential to your personal, professional and organization’s success. Elevate your status as a leader in employee recognition through CRP recertification. By meeting educational requirements and paying a fee, graduates of the program maintain their designation for three years. Educational requirements are met by participating in professional activities and professional development.

For recertification, program graduates must be able to:

  • Apply knowledge from the CRP program through professional activities
  • Continually develop knowledge and skills as a recognition professional

How Do I Get Recertified?

Program graduates must earn a total of 30 Credit Hours (CH) within their 3 year recertification period. Program graduates need to earn 10 Credit Hours per year through participation in professional activities and continuous development in order to meet the educational requirements. Program graduates that earn less than 10 CHs per year will not be eligible to recertify. After the educational requirements have been met and recorded, graduates must pay a fee of $150. Failure to meet the requirements will result in the expiration of the CRP designation.

Begin the recertification process by keeping track of educational points. After all of the 30 CHs have been earned, the recertification fee can be paid.

IACET Standards record Credit Hours (CHs) as Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The below chart shows the conversion of CHs to CEUs.

Number of Education Hours:
CEUs Earned:

1 hour
0.1 CEU

10 hours
1.0 CEUs

30 hours
3.0 CEUs

Benefits of CRP Recertification

Recertification allows recognition professionals to promote a higher professional standard and continue making a difference in organizations around the globe. Additional benefits include:

  • Continuous opportunities for professional development
  • A more thorough understanding of the employee recognition profession
  • Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of employee recognition, related disciplines, and laws governing and affecting employee recognition