Individuals who have attained the CHRP® and CHRG® designations must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the business analysis profession by satisfying the Recertification program requirements. There are two key reasons for the Recertification program:
- To ensure that the Business Analysis Professional is keeping up with changes in the profession.
- To ensure the Business Analysis Professional contributes to the profession.
The Recertification program supports the ongoing professional development of individuals who have attained their CHRP® and CHRG® designations, hereafter referred to as Recipient. The purposes of recertification are to:
- Encourage the ongoing professional development of recipients.
- Encourage and recognize individualized learning.
- Encourage the efforts of recipients to give back to the profession.
- Offer a standard and objective mechanism for recording professional development activities.
- Sustain the global recognition and value of the designations.
Responsibility of the Recipient
Although IIHRwill attempt to contact each recipient regarding their recertification date, it remains the responsibility of each recipient to be aware of the date and to comply with all recertification requirements on time or risk losing their certification status altogether.
The Certification team will email each recipient at their email address on file prior to their recertification anniversary date notifying them that their recertification date is approaching and that they must apply online for renewal of their credential. Note that recipients are responsible for ensuring their contact email address with IIBA is always up to date.
Note: Email communications from IIHR may inadvertently be blocked or forwarded to bulk mail folders by some spam filters. Recipients should therefore, add email@example.com to their personal address book in their email program to help ensure important Recertification program messages from IIHR and specifically from Certification are received.
Online PDU Tracking, Submission & Fee Payment
Recertification consists of an online or offline process via the IIHR website or in house whereby the recipient enters their PDUs, agrees to the Terms and Conditions and Code of Ethical Conduct and Professional Standards, and pays the recertification fee. IIHR must receive the recipient’s recertification submission and fee payment by their recertification date.
Upon submitting and paying for your recertification, the recipient will either receive an email stating they are Approved or Approved Pending Audit. If the recipient’s recertification is approved, the recipient is recertified and their next recertification date is three years from their current recertification date.
If recertification is declined for any reason, notice will be emailed to the recipient.
Determining Your Recertification Date
A recipient’s certification begins on the date they pass the certification examination and ends on the third anniversary of that date. For example, an examination date of August 01, 2015 results in a certification expiration date of August 01, 2015. which means the recipient must recertify by end of day August 01, 2015.
Recipients who recertify prior to their certification expiration date will continue to be in active status for the next three years. All recipients considered by IIHR to be ‘active’ will be listed on the Certification registry within the IIHR website. This allows verification of a recipient’s designation status by employers for example. Agreement to being on the registry is part of the online certification and recertification processes.
Recipients who do not satisfy the recertification requirements will automatically be placed in suspended status. The suspended recipient’s name will be removed from the IIBA online certification registry. Suspended status will last a maximum of one year from the certification expiration date. Suspended status also means that the recipient may no longer use the credential or certification mark, nor identify or represent him/herself as the holder of the credential or as certified by IIHR. Failure of the recipient to adhere to these guidelines will result in the revocation of the designation.
The movement from suspended status back to active status requires the recipient to accumulate the required number and qualifying type of PDUs, pay the appropriate fee and agree to Terms and Conditions as well as to the Code of Ethical Conduct and Professional Standards. Upon meeting all recertification requirements, the recipient’s name will be added back on the online IIBA certification registry.
The recertification date of the recipient’s next three-year cycle remains the same regardless of whether the recipient went into suspended status (i.e. the suspension period overlaps the first year of the next three-year cycle.) Any PDUs earned during the suspension period and applied to the suspended recertification effort may not be applied to the next three-year cycle.
Recipients who do not meet their PDU requirements within the suspension period will lose their designation. Individuals who lose their designation will be required to re-apply for certification (including taking the exam) to regain their credential.
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