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Maintain Certification

Each CCITP certification has different certification maintenance criteria.  Please see below for specifics to each.  Note, it is the responsibility of the certificants to record and keep track of their Professional Development Units (PDU) required for recertification.  The purpose of certification maintenance and the different requirements are to ensure that certificants maintain and/or improve the level of knowledge and skill in the C-InT mission which they initially demonstrated by passing a CCITP exam. The requirements listed below support this purpose by ensuring that certificants continue to participate in activities that are designed to keep them up to date on changes within the profession (specifically those changes related to policy, technology, and tradecraft). Each of the maintenance requirements were developed and recommended by a group of senior C-InT SMEs who believed that these requirements were appropriate and sufficient to allow certificants the flexibility to choose the maintenance activities that they felt best suited their individual and professional development needs while also ensuring that certificants participated in a variety of maintenance activities sufficient to stay current in all of the areas of the profession where changes may have occurred. These requirements were then reviewed and approved by the CCITP Governance Council (CCITP GC) prior to the launch of the program.  

CCITP-F

The CCITP-F Certification is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of conferral. In order to prevent the certification from lapsing, certificants must meet the following recertification requirements:

Professional Development Units (PDUs):

Certificants are required to obtain 100 PDUs over the course of their 2-year maintenance cycle in order to successfully maintain their CCITP-F certification. The 100 PDUs are divided between C-InT specific activities and professional growth activities in the following manner:

  • 75 PDU:  C-InT specific
  • 25 PDU:  Professional Growth

Categories:

There are three (3) general categories in which a certificant can earn PDUs:

  • Unique work experiences (e.g., special projects, job shadowing/rotations, achievements, professionalization projects)
  • Training, education, additional certification(s)
  • Giving back to the community (e.g., leadership in teaching, mentoring, conferences, workshops, papers)

CCITP-A

The CCITP-A certification is valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of conferral. In order to prevent the certification from lapsing, certificants must meet the following requirements:

Professional Development Units (PDUs) (100 total):

Certificants are required to obtain 100 PDUs over the course of their 3-year maintenance cycle in order to successfully maintain their CCITP-A certification. The 100 PDUs a divided between C-InT specific activities and professional growth activities in the following manner:

  • 50 PDU:  C-InT specific
  • 50 PDU:  Professional Growth

Categories:

There are three (3) general categories in which a certificant can earn PDUs:

  • Unique work experiences (e.g., special projects, rotations, achievements, professionalization projects)
  • Training, education, additional certification(s)
  • Giving back to the community (e.g., leadership in teaching, mentoring, conferences, workshops, papers)

CCITP PDU Reference Table

To view and download the CCITP PDU Reference Table click here.