The designation Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) is the assurance that you meet a set of internationally-recognized criteria. Credentials are awarded upon completion of a three-step assessment based onFive Core Competenciesdeveloped through a membership consultation process.
Certification is achieved through a three-step process where assessors evaluate candidates’ performance based on the Core Competencies. A candidate must pass each step before they can proceed to the next step:
Step 1: Application
Requires a detailed resume with job history, professional references, three project descriptions, and responses to questions that correspond to specific criteria. Download and fill out the application form.
Step 2: Case Study
A hypothetical Case Study will be provided. A detailed Public Participation (P2) plan will be prepared for the Case Study.
Step 3: Assessment Centre
Three-four assessors work together to conduct each Assessment Centre and the assessors are expected to make their final determinations by consensus. Elements include:
Upon the successful completion of the Assessment Centre the designation of CP3 is awarded to the candidate.