Maintaining Your Procurement & Contract Management Professional Designation

The CPCP™ designation is a nationally recognized (provincially granted) level of achievement signifying that an HR practitioner meets specific professional criteria, keeps current in the field, and adheres to the professional Code of Ethics. Maintaining your designation requires commitment to continuous learning in a profession that is constantly evolving.

Recent changes to the requirements to maintain the designation sees the need for 60 hours combined activities over a three-year period; with a minimum of 10 hours of professional development hours in each of the three-year period. This change is effective for the 2019 CPD submission.

The new CPD requirements summary:

  • a minimum of 10 hours of CPD activities annually
  • a minimum of 60 hours in each three-year rolling period
  • CPD hours for each calendar year are to be submitted online by January 31st of the following year

To see a complete list of qualifying activities, click here.

The reduction in required CPD hours was recommended by the Board of CPCP NYPI following a review by CPCP NYPI’s Standards Advisory Committee. The new CPD Standard is more in line with other professional internationally associations, such as CIPD (UK), SHRM (USA) and AHRI (Australia). It is also consistent with US’s CPD requirement. In addition, you will find changes to the CPD qualifying activities that will come into effect for the 2019 CPD submission.


In order to maintain your CPCP designation as a member of CPCP, CPCP holders are required to:

  • Be a CPCP NYPI member in good standing
  • Keep all dues current
  • Maintain a minimum of 60 hours each three-year rolling period, ensuring CPD hours for each calendar year are submitted on line by January 31 of the following year.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

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