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