Program Updates & Annual Activities

Important Program Updates

 Effective May 15, 2024:

Effective May 15, 2024, all CVPM applications must be submitted online.

A sample PDF application form is available to assist you in understanding the program requirements and identifying the documentation you will need to complete the online application. Order the sample application here.

The new online application will provide you with a step-by-step process to complete your submission. You may at any time save your application and go back to it later if necessary. Order the CVPM application link here.

If you are a VHMA member, log in with your regular member username and password.  

If you are not a VHMA member you can search to see if a Non-Member Guest record already exists for you to use.  Search by your unique email address. If one exists log into that account. 

If you don’t already have a Non-Member Guest record – you will need to create one. 

If you have any questions about the program or need assistance with the application process, contact the certification team at 

 Effective April 1, 2024:

The Certification Board has recently updated the guidelines that outline acceptable CE for the CVPM certification program application and renewal. Updates to the guidelines include clarity on how CE hours are calculated, applicable professional development activities, and standards for qualifying certificate and certification programs that may be applied toward the program’s CE requirements.

Most of the changes are for instruction only and do not materially change the guidelines. While the VHMA and the Certification Boards have always deferred to the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) standards for certificate and certification programs, they are now included in the guidelines to determine acceptable CE. The CVPM program's commitment to meeting the credentialing industry's best practices in certification is evident in our NCCA accreditation.  We are now applying the same standards to programs we will accept toward our requirements. 

Candidates that have already submitted a program application as of April 1, 2024, and CVPM certificants whose renewal is due 07/01/2024 or 07/01/2025 (your current renewal cycle) may submit CE under the prior guidelines. The updated guidelines apply to applications submitted after April 1 and to your next renewal cycle for existing CVPM certificants. 

You can find the current CVPM CE Guidelines here.

 Effective April 1, 2024

The Certification Board has amended the CVPM Program Procedures document to update the process by which a CVPM certificant will be delisted after non-compliance with program requirements. Additionally, the appeals process has been updated to provide clarity for how candidates can appeal an examination score and the process of review and determination of the final score. The changes are for instruction only and do not materially change the program's procedures.

You can find the current Program Procedures document here.

Annual Activities

The Certification Board is pleased to report our 2023 certificant profile report:

  • 101 CVPM certifications were awarded in 2023

  • The 2023 examination pass rate was 69%

  • At the end of 2023, there were a total of 960 active CVPM members