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Recertification Eligibility 

Recertification notices are sent 60 days prior to the recertification date. CPOs are not able to re-certify unless their AMF payments are current.


After initial certification, recertification is required every three years. Check the Recertification Calendar to determine your recertification year. CPOs may re-certify by completing one of the following options prior to the recertification date.


Option 1: Recertify by CEUs

       Submit 45 or more eligible Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 

       Submit an application for recertification by CEUs

Option 2: Recertify by Exam

       Submit an application for recertification by exam

       Retake and pass the examination

If CPOs choose to re-certify by examination and fail, their credential will expire at the end of the then-current term. In addition, they may no longer use the CPO® designation. Upon receiving a failing score, CPOs will not be eligible to re-take the examination for recertification. A CPO® who meets the current eligibility requirements for initial certification (including earning 1,500 work hours in the three years prior to sitting for the exam) would be eligible to submit an application to take the current examination as a new candidate.


Recertification Tutorials & FAQs








Recertification Audits

BCPO® is required to audit a certain percentage of qualified candidates for recertification. Candidates are randomly selected for audit. In the event of an audit, candidates must be prepared to provide documentation to support their eligibility for recertification.  



For more information click on the BCPO® logo to access our Handbook!


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