Why Recertify?

Recertification in the supervisor and management profession is a strong indicator of your passion for lifelong learning. CS and CM certification is a symbolization of the manager or supervisor’s devotion to staying relevant and up to date on the continuously evolving practices of their respective profession. As such, recertification is a requirement for CS and CM certification holders to maintain and continue using the CS or CM credential.

Recertification Process

Recertification is accomplished by meeting two requirements:

Paying Recertification Fees

Recertification fees are required annually to keep a certification current. Certificants have the option of paying fees in one, two, or three year increments.

Completing Professional Development Units

Certfiicants are required to complete management/leadership-related professional development units (PDUs) during a three year renewal period.

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Lifelong learning and professional development are a key component of the certification and recertification process. Each CS and CM must report the appropriate Professional Development Units (PDUs) at the end of their three-year renewal period. The amount of PDUs are determined by the certification that is being maintained.

20 PDUs
Certified Supervisors (CS)
45 PDUs
Certified Managers (CM)

How Can I Earn PDU's?

Contact our office for a free quote! It is always good to have a rough idea on your budget at this stage to enable us to quote as necessary.

College Credit Hours

Management Related Courses

15 PDUs are earned for each semester-long course completed.

10 PDUs are earned for each quarter-long course completed.

Courses, Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

Leadership or Management Related

1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate

Military Training

Leadership or Management Related Courses

1 PDU is earned for every contact hour in which you participate

Continuing Education Units

Management Related Study

10 PDUs are earned for each CEU

Instructing Management Courses or Training

Includes CM or CS Prep Courses

1 PDU is earned for each hour of teaching, not including preparation

Reading Books

Topics should be management related topics or content areas

5 PDUs are earned for each book read, and only a maximum of 10 points may be earned

Other Management/Leadership-Related Activities
Other management/leadership-related activities may count for recertification credit. If you have questions, contact ICPM at or (540) 410-1513. For additional information on Professional Development related to CM recertification, download the CM Recertification Handbook.

Recertification Fees

Both CSs and CMs must recertify. The initial certification is valid for one year. Afterwards, the certification holders are responsible for paying the respective recertification fees beginning one year after the initial certification date indicated on their certificates, proceeded by an annual payment thereafter.

1 Year Renewal

$ 30
  • Single year certification renewal
  • Multi-year discount

2 Year Renewal

$ 50
  • Two year certification renewal
  • $10 Multi-year discount

Three Year Renewal

$ 70
  • Three year certification renewal
  • $20 Multi-year discount

1 Year Renewal

$ 50
  • Single year certification renewal
  • Multi-year discount

2 Year Renewal

$ 90
  • Two year certification renewal
  • $10 Multi-year discount

Three Year Renewal

$ 135
  • Three year certification renewal
  • $20 Multi-year discount

Certification Status

A Certified Supervisor’s or Certified Manager’s certification is considered to be either current, lapsed, or retired.

Current Status

A CS or CM certification will be considered current if the holder is within their first year of certification or is up-to-date concerning payment of annual recertification fees and reporting PDUs.

Lapsed Status

A CS or CM who is not up to date with annual recertification fees and the reporting of PDUs will have their certification status as lapsed. Individuals with lapsed certifications may no longer continue to use the CS or CM credential.

Certificate holders who allow their certification to lapse may bring their certification up to date by paying an $75 reinstatement fee as well as the current year’s annual fees.

Retired Status

A CS or CM who has exited the managerial workforce and retired, may also have their certification status retired as well by notifying ICPM. After notification retired CSs and CMs are relived of their recertifying obligations.

Retired supervisors and managers are still eligible to receive ICPM communications and utilize their certifying credential. Please contact ICPM at if you have questions regarding a retired status.

Recertification Steps

Completing the recertification process with ICPM is simple. Just follow these three-steps:

Choose Your Renewal Period

Choose to renew your certification either in a single, two, or three year increment, and click the "Get Recertified" button above.

Complete the Purchase Process

Complete your recertification purchase process online, and your certification expiration will be automatically updated.

Complete the PDU Documentation Form

After your purchase is complete you'll receive an email with a link to complete your PDU documentation form.