PECB Certificates are valid for three years. To maintain a certificate active, candidates are required to submit CPD and pay the AMF.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a portfolio structure for demonstrating, documenting, and tracking the skills, knowledge, and experience acquired by professionals beyond their initial certification date.
CPD’s are important for updating professional experience, acknowledging achievements, and demonstrating professional activities conducted. Depending on the certification scheme, these activities include education, work experience, auditor training, audit experience, implementation, and/or consulting experience.
Other activities related to the certification include training, seminars, conferences, publications, presentations, coaching, private studies, articles, magazines, books, etc.
Annual Maintenance Fees (AMF) are required to maintain a PECB Certificate and enable PECB to improve its services and schemes.
Note: CPD and AMF are not required for Foundation, Provisional, and Transition Credentials. Once a candidate decides to upgrade for a higher credential (Lead), the maintenance requirement will be applied.
For more information, please read the Certification Maintenance Policy.