CIPs must recertify every three years. Recertification may always be achieved by retaking and passing the CIP® examination. CIPs also have the option to recertify by continuing education (CE) twice in a nine-year period before being required to recertify by examination.
As of January 1, 2017, once an individual maintains their certification for over ten consecutive years, they may recertify solely through CE credit, and need not sit for the examination.
For example: Those who pass the CIP® exam in 2011 are able to recertify by either examination or CE in 2014 and 2017. If they recertified by CE both times, they must take the examination in 2020 in order to maintain their certification.
Recertification must be accomplished prior to the certification expiration date to avoid a lapse. If the lapse in certification is greater than six months, a CIP must take and pass the examination in order to recertify.
The fee for either type of recertification is:
You must maintain a current certification if you wish to continue using the CIP credential after your name.
Download the CIP recertification by continuing education application.
Go here to recertify by examination.
PRIM&RCIP Program20 Park Plaza, Suite 720Boston, MA 02116617.423.4112, ext. 0 | email@example.com
All continuing education (CE) credits must be earned after the date the examination was passed, but before the date the certification expires. For those recertifying by CE for a consecutive time, CE credits for the second recertification cycle must be earned after the expiration date of the first certification.
Acceptable Continuing Education Activities
CIPs must complete 30 documented hours of CE in topics within the CIP® Body of Knowledge/Content Outline that are beyond the initial, basic, or fundamental level of knowledge. The Council encourages CIPs to complete CE activities representing a diversity of topics.
At least 15 of the 30 hours must either:
Acceptable continuing education credits for the 30 hours may include:
Unacceptable Continuing Education Activities
Unacceptable continuing education activities include:
CIPs are responsible for maintaining the source documentation that supports their CE claims. In order to be accepted as credit, all CE documentation must include the individual’s name printed on the document and:
If the CE is met through a college course, the formal transcript must be available for verification.
For CE events where accreditation is claimed, CIPs must verify that the events are eligible as accredited CE hours. CIPs should not assume that a CE event continues to carry accredited CE hours just because it was eligible for accredited CE hours in the past.
A suggested format for submitting summary information of CE activities is included here. Applicants should carefully review their CE records and only submit relevant and legible information that clearly demonstrates how the candidate has met the CIP CE requirements.
CIPs are responsible for retaining source documentation (certificates, letters of attendance, etc.) for at least three years following recertification by CE. Individuals should be prepared to submit copies of source material, when requested, for audit and continuing quality improvement purposes.
Audits of recertification by CE may be conducted for verification and continuous quality improvement purposes by the CCIP. If an audit reveals insufficient credits, denial of certification is possible.
Those who are denied recertification by CE because of improper/incomplete documentation may appeal that decision by writing to the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) in care of PTC. The letter must clearly describe the reasons why the candidate believes that recertification was improperly denied and include all documentation to support such a claim. This appeal must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the postmark date of the original denial letter. The appeal will be considered by the CCIP and written notice of the final decision will be sent to the candidate.
There are no refunds if an audit reveals a problem with the application.
Please submit the recertification by continuing education application form and fees to:
20 Park Plaza, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02116
617.423.4112, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn which PRIM&R programs are eligible for CIP® recertification credit. PRIM&R members have complimentary access to recorded webinars that occurred one year ago or more through the Knowledge Center.
2017 Spring Testing PeriodApplication deadline: February 10Exam window: March 6-18 2017 Fall Testing PeriodApplication deadline: August 18Exam window: September 11-23
2017 Spring Testing Period
Application deadline: February 10
Exam window: March 6-18
2017 Fall Testing Period
Application deadline: August 18
Exam window: September 11-23
Download the CIP Handbook
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