How and When to Recertify
In order to maintain your CGMP certification, every three (3) years you are required to recertify by documenting ongoing involvement in the government meetings industry. It is your responsibility to track and document your Contact Hours as you earn them and to recertify by applicable deadlines. SGMP will contact you via the email address you have in our records prior to your CGMP renewal date with a reminder and instructions, just as we do with membership renewal.
Fifteen (15) SGMP-approved education Contact Hours are required for recertification.
Eligibility is based on an application with three areas of focus:
- Contact Hours at SGMP meetings/events – Fulfilling SGMP-approved education contact hours related to the core competencies within the past three (3) years. May fulfill all fifteen (15) Contact Hours via this method.
- Activities within SGMP – One (1) recertification point (equivalent to one Contact Hour) can be received by professional engagement in any of the following ways:
- writing one article that is published in Government Connections magazine
- serving as a member of the national board or a national committee/task force
- serving as a member of a chapter board or a chapter committee/task force
- serving as a trustee for SGMP's Gilmer Institute of Learning
- Contact Hours in the meetings/hospitality industry – You may earn up to three (3) Contact Hours from education at non-SGMP events within the meetings/hospitality industry.
|Category||Due Date *||Fee|
|Recertification Fee||By expiration date noted on certificate||$100|
|Late Recertification Fee||By 30 days after expiration date noted on certificate||$125|
|Lapsed Recertification Fee||By 90 days after expiration date noted on certificate||$150|
|Expired Status||Beyond 90 days after expiration date noted on certificate requires completion of CGMP course and examination.||Applicable fees apply|
|Emeritus Status||See emeritus status details for qualifications||$100|
*All recertification applications and payment must be delivered to SGMP HQ by 5 PM EST on the noted due date to be considered on time.
Emeritus status is an honorary status SGMP bestows on those who have been actively certified and then retire from the field. This allows you to keep your designation although you are no longer working in the government meetings industry. Emeritus status has no expiration date.
Retired CGMPs may qualify to receive Emeritus status if they meet all of the following requirements:
• Are at least 55 years of age
• Retired from full-time employment in the government meetings industry (e.g., you cannot work more than 20 hours per week for compensation)
• Are not eligible to be a member in any other category (e.g. government or contract planner or supplier member)
• Maintain an SGMP membership as a retired member
• Maintained an active CGMP certification through the date of retirement
Your Emeritus application must include:
• CGMP re-certification application
• Proof of age (e.g., government-issued ID)
• A letter stating
•When you retired and from what position
• Contact information of your last previous employer (SGMP reserves the right to contact former employers to verify your retirement)
• Emeritus fee of $100 USD