Under the CIPM Association Code of Ethics (PDF), members must “maintain and improve their professional competence.” The CIPM Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) program puts this ethical obligation into practice by requiring certificants to engage in ongoing professional development as a condition of retaining the right to use the CIPM designation.
As a CIPM certificant, you have broad latitude in selecting activities to meet the requirement. From self-study research and in-house training to attending conferences and seminars, you can choose the kind of activity and the provider that best suits your continuing education needs.
If your right to use the CIPM designation has been suspended due to failure to meet the conditions and requirements of the MCE program, you must meet all outstanding requirements for the most recent MCE reporting cycle and submit acceptable documentation.
Within each three-year MCE cycle, you must:
- Earn 45 credit hours through qualified activities.
- Document your activities.
- Attest that you have met the requirements.
Review the requirements
To qualify, an activity must be educational in nature and geared towards maintaining or increasing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of an investment professional and either:
Review the activity guidelines
Download the complete CIPM MCE program manual (PDF).