Become A Certified Public Participation Professional!
IAP2 established the Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) program in response to a growing demand from its members and practitioners worldwide who sought a standardized approach to professionalizing public participation practices. To meet this need, a dedicated task force, comprising IAP2 members from the USA, Canada, and South Africa, collaborated with our global membership to develop a rigorous assessment process.
The outcome of this collective effort is the CP3 designation, which is conferred upon individuals who successfully navigate a comprehensive, multi-step assessment. This assessment evaluates candidates based on their proficiency in five Core Competencies, which encompass essential skills and knowledge within the field of public participation.
The designation, Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3), is the assurance that an individual meets a set of internationally recognized criteria. Credentials are awarded upon completion of a three-step assessment based on five core competencies that were developed through an extensive consultation process.
Detailed descriptions of the core competencies and their related criteria for the CP3 level are available in the Core Competencies document.
Questions about the Certification Program can be directed to Certification@IAP2Canada.ca
What Does it Cost?
The total cost of certification is $2,500. All fees are in Canadian dollars.
Certified Professionals are required to submit a recertification application for review by an Assessor every three years, along with the recertification fee of $250.
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