Professional certification attests to the competence of those
in a given profession. To ensure maintenance of these high standards,
periodic reassessment is used to verify that competencies are
maintained. For IAAP certification, that reassessment is accomplished through a program of recertification.
Recertification is required every five years to keep their
professional certification status. Points are earned in the categories
of continuing Education, Other Certifications, and Leadership. A total
of 60 points are required every five years.
certification makes a powerful statement of both meeting initial high
standards and maintaining those standards through recertification.
All individuals who applied for certification January 1, 1988, or later are required to recertify.
Individuals not keeping current through recertification will have
their rating marked inactive and are no longer eligible to use the
A certificate, valid for five years, will be issued each time an individual is recertified.