Thursday, October 23, 2008

Keeping Abreast of Recertification

The end of 2008 is fast approaching, is it time to take a look at your certification deadline? The Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) remains the leading and most respected organization for certifying computing professionals. The Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) is just one of ICCP’s prestigious certifications. There are annual dues which vary depending on the certification earned and candidates must recertify every three years. Briefly stated here, the reasons for recertification are posted on the website:

The ICCP Recertification Program has three major goals:

· Maintain professional competence;

· Update existing knowledge and skills;

· Attain additional knowledge and skills.

Understanding the process early on makes for a smooth recertification every three years. The requirements can be fulfilled over time from the day you receive your initial certification. This is more to your advantage than scrambling in the last quarter to meet deadlines. There are a variety of ways to meet the 120 recertification hours and ICCP offers terrific options which are also posted on the website:

Certification renewal may be accomplished through various kinds of professional development:

· By expanding your certification Specialties with new examinations;

· Through re-examination in your existing area of expertise;

· By participating in educational and other professional activities.

A great way to earn credit is by submitting certification exam questions and any certified professional is qualified. Refer to the Item Writers Guide for specifics and select an exam you wish to contribute to. Visit the recertification page for further details. Happy recertifying!

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