Lifetime Certification And Lifetime Accreditation

Lifetime certification or Lifetime accreditation means recertifying or reaccrediting for the last time.  Lifetime applicants must have at least 18 years of full-time professional supply management experience (for the A.P.P., professional supply management experience can be a secondary component of the applicant's full-time job).

Candidates who currently meet the requirements may apply for Lifetime status at any time.  You do not need to wait until your recertification or reaccreditation is due.  Simply complete the appropriate application, include proof of employment since your original application, and document the amount of Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) you will need.

Those applicants eligible for Lifetime need only submit hours based on a prorated scale since their last certificate date (see box below).

Years since Current Certification Started C.P.M. A.P.P.
1 year or less 21 CEHs 8 CEHs
1 but less than 2 years 35 CEHs 17 CEHs
2 but less than 3 years 56 CEHs 25 CEHs
3 but less than 4 years 70 CEHs 34 CEHs
4 but less than 5 years 84 CEHs 42 CEHs

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