|CVPM - Important Program Updates|
Important Program Updates
Effective immediately, CVPM renewals will be due on July 1 instead of January 1. The CVPM Board felt this would help alleviate the financial burden at the end of the year when many professional association memberships are also due for renewal. CVPM members who were due for renewal on January 1, 2016 ARE NOW due July 1, 2016. CVPM members who were due for renewal on January 1, 2017 ARE NOW due July 1, 2017.
Effective January 1, 2016 continuing education applied toward the CVPM application must be earned within the preceding three (3) years. Previously, the CVPM Board accepted continuing education from the preceding seven (7) years. The CVPM Board believes that it is important to ensure that candidates coming into the program are current with industry standards and trends, and three (3) years is more in line with the programs renewal requirements.
The CVPM Board will now award one (1) continuing education credit for every five (5) new examination items submitted by CVPM members. This policy change is effective immediately. Previously the Board awarded one (1) continuing education credit for every 25 new examination items submitted. The CVPM Board recognizes the time it takes to develop quality examination items and encourages CVPMs to help support the program by submitting new examination items annually.