To continue using a certification credential, we require evidence that you are continuing your education and are still a member of the NLPA. This requirement ensures your knowledge is always at the given level necessary to call yourself a Certified Procurement Operations Specialist, Professional, Manager, or Expert.
There are two ways to earn the status of “good standing.” Being in the first year of a certification cycle grants it automatically. To maintain the status after that, you must achieve recertification before the end of your certification cycle. Recertification occurs when you have completed 8 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs), submitted CEH records to your account, and have a Standard or Premium Membership. Click here to read more about what qualifies as a CEH and the process of submitting them.
We will contact you 90 days before the end of your certification cycle to confirm if you have met recertification requirements.