How and When to Recertify

CGMP Recertification

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. 
 
Recertification Requirements

Fifteen (15) SGMP-approved education Contact Hours are required for recertification.
 
Eligibility is based on an application with three areas of focus:

1. 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.  
 2. Activities within SGMP – One (1) recertification point (equivalent to one Contact Hour) can be received by professional engagement in any of the following ways:  
a. Writing one article that is published in Government Connections magazine 
b. Serving as a member of the national board or a national committee/task force
c. Serving as a member of a chapter board or a chapter committee/task force
d. Serving as a trustee for SGMP's Gilmer Institute of Learning
3. 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

Download the Recertification Application

 

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

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:
      1. When you retired and from what position
      2. Contact information of your last previous employer (SGMP reserves the right to contact former employers to   verify your retirement)
      3. Emeritus fee of $100 USD