CCIFP Recertification

The CCIFP certification is a time-limited credential with a duration of three (3) years. In order to maintain the credential, holders of the CCIFP designation are required to fulfill recertification requirements annually and triennially. The goal of the recertification process is to enhance continued competence in the field of construction financial management. Active CCIFPs may contact the Certification Division at 609-945-2400 regarding procedures for seeking Inactive or Retired status.

Requirement 1: Continuing Education

The Certification Division requires that each active Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) complete 72 hours of continuing education triennially to be eligible for renewal of their certification. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or equivalent continuing education hours shall be relevant to the practice of construction financial management, and earned in the following ratio:

  • A minimum of two-thirds (or 48 hours) of construction-specific continuing education; and
  • Up to one-third (or 24 hours) of general topic continuing education

You may view acceptable forms of CPE here.

Requirement 2: Affirmation of CCIFP's Code of Ethics

Candidates must assert that they have conducted themselves in an ethical manner in the past and must pledge to continue to do so in the future on an annual basis. As such, candidates must agree to adhere to the CCIFP Code of Ethics and as it may be revised from time to time. Those who have had their credential revoked for unethical actions must list and describe all remedial steps they have taken since such revocation that would tend to reflect rehabilitation.

Requirement 3: Annual Certification Maintenance Fee

During the certification maintenance period, payment of the Annual Certification Maintenance Fee is required.

Recertification Maintenance

Recertification maintenance is completed by using our 3rd party software LearningBuilder. Your annual Recertification Maintenance Fee invoice will be paid and you may also enter your professional development credits throughout the year. When your triennial cycle is up for renewal, you will reaffirm the CCIFP Code of Ethics before submitting all of your information for review and approval. You will be directed to the portal after logging in above and clicking "My Recertification" on the CCIFP landing page. 

The user guide will help you complete the process. It contains numerous screenshots of the process and includes instructions on how to pay your annual fee and enter professional development/CPE credits, reaffirm the CCIFP Code of Ethics, and submit your recertification application. 

Annual Recertification Fee (due annually by March 31st of each year):

$200 for all CCIFPs

Annual Recertification Maintenance Fees paid after the March 31 deadline are subject to a $25 late payment assessment.

Please note that your fee covers the upcoming fiscal year. For example, payments made by 3/31/19 are for your recertification year 4/1/2019-3/31/2020.

*Please note that all candidates who have passed the CCIFP exam but have not yet met the Experience Eligibility Requirement will be billed an annual $200 maintenance fee to keep their eligibility open. Once the experience requirement has been met, then both the annual recertification fee and CPE requirement will apply.

Revocation of CCIFP Credential

The Certification Division reserves the right to revoke the CCIFP credential under certain conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Failure to fulfill recertification requirements
  • Commission of a felony
  • Fraud or misrepresentation in initial certification or recertification application
  • Cheating on the examination or divulging examination questions
  • Failure to adhere to the CCIFP Code of Ethics

An individual whose credential has been revoked may re-apply for the credential after three (3) years of revocation provided that he/she submits a new application form, meets current eligibility requirements, takes the examination, and pays all applicable fees.

Candidates who have had their credential revoked for unethical actions (including, but not limited to, cheating and/or fraud related to the CCIFP exam, providing false information on the application, or being convicted of a felony) must list and describe all remedial steps they have taken since such revocation that would tend to reflect rehabilitation.

Individuals who wish to file a complaint against an active CCIFP should contact the CFMA Certification via e-mail or phone (609-945-2400) to request a copy of the Ethics Complaint Policy & Procedure.