Every Journal Item must improve one of the skill areas outlined in the designation’s Body of Knowledge. To maintain a balance in recertification activities, some categories or activities have a maximum number of credits that can be reported in a recertification period. These caps, where appropriate, are noted in the detailed descriptions of the items. Each Journal Item will have specific instructions displayed online and also some of the following fields:

  • The name of the Journal Item being claimed,
  • A brief summary of the activity being claimed,
  • The number of CPE hours claimed and explanation of how that number was derived,
  • A description of which specific Body of Knowledge category the activity supports,
  • Reference information for auditing of the Journal Item.

Important:
Many certificant’s contact Software Certifications to ask if specific activities would be acceptable for recertification and the answer is always that specific activities cannot be prescreened by Software Certifications. Our general advice to certificant’s is: If you aren’t sure that an activity has increased your competence as a professional in one of the body of knowledge areas for your certification, then don’t try to use that activity toward recertification.

Journal Items
The journal items which can be claimed for CPE credit in the Publishing / Teaching Category are as follows:

Presented at a Conference
Taught or presented at an educational conference. Conferences usually have multiple breakout sessions.

You will receive one CPE per hour of actual contact time, excluding breaks, lunches, etc. A normal conference presentation will be 1 hour. You may ONLY claim the delivery of a presentation once. Claiming CPE for presenting the same material more than once is not allowed. A maximum quantity of 2 hours may be claimed for any one presentation so longer presentations should be claimed under the course / seminar / tutorial category.

Authoring a presentation and attending sessions at a conference should be claimed for CPE credits as a separate journal item and under a different category.
2 CPE Max per conference presentation / 10 CPE Max per 3 years

 

Taught a Course, Seminar, or Tutorial
You will receive one CPE per hour of actual contact time, excluding breaks, lunches, etc. A typical commercial offering is 6 hours of instruction per day of attendance. A typical college course of 3 credit hours contains 12 hours of instruction for one semester. You may ONLY claim the delivery of a course/seminar once. Claiming CPE for presenting the same material more than once is not allowed.
15 CPE Max per course / 30 CPE Max per 3 years

 

Authored a Published Book
Authored a published book on skill areas related to the Body of Knowledge. The book should have been published within the last 3 years.
30 CPE Max per authored book / 30 CPE Max per 3 years

 

Authored a Published Journal/Magazine Article, Presentation, or White Paper
Authored a published journal or magazine article, or a public presentation, or a white paper on skill areas related to the Body of Knowledge. The publication should have been published within the last 3 years.

You may ONLY claim the publication of this material once. Claiming CPE for publishing the same material more than once is not allowed.

5 CPE Max per authored article / 20 CPE Max per 3 years

 

Authored a Published Course/Seminar/Self-Study
Authored a published seminar, course, or self-study on skill areas related to the Body of Knowledge.

You may ONLY claim the authoring of this material once. Claiming CPE for publishing the same material more than once is not allowed.
15 CPE Max per authored course / 30 CPE Max per 3 years

 

Led a Formal Study Group
You will receive 10 CPE for each Study Group led. A formal Study Group will normally be scheduled and have a list of regular attendees. Helping a friend with an examination is NOT a formal Study Group.
10 CPE Max per study group / 20 CPE Max per 3 years