How to Maintain and Renew your Communications Certification

Congratulations on achieving your CMP or SCMP certification! You are among the first communicators in our global profession to pioneer this initiative and open the trail for others to follow.

As part of your certification, you need to earn 40 points based on the chart below to meet an annual maintenance requirement and that you complete your annual maintenance by your certificate expiration date. However, you may submit your maintenance activities at anytime within the 12-month period.  Must acquire at least 40 points; No ONE category can account for more than 60% (24 points) of professional development activity.

The annual maintenance fee of US$100 is due when you submit your completed report. For more information on how to report your activities, please contact the GCCC Certification Program Manager at

For guidance, review the chart below or download the Certification CPD reporting form here - Maintenance Form

CMP / SCMP Certification Renewal Rubric

Information! The GCCC is independent of IABC. Its members represent the communication industry worldwide and come from a broad spectrum of organizations. The independent status reflects the GCCC’s understanding of the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing conflict of interest, and ensuring the objectivity of its certification activities. Membership in IABC is not a condition of Council membership or certification.