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. Recertification fees are non-refundable. 

The CFMA's 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 topics continuing education
You may view acceptable forms of CPE here.
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 CCIFP's 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.
During the certification maintenance period, payment of the Annual Certification Maintenance Fee of $200 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.  


Revocation of CCIFP Credential

CFMA's 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 Certification Division Executive Director via email or phone at (609) 945-2400 to request a copy of the Ethics Complaint Policy & Procedure.

Professional Development

CCIFPs are required to participate in professional development activities totaling at least 72 credits* over the three-year certification period. More importantly, at least two-thirds of those credits must be in construction-specific activities. Why so many you may ask? Well, that answer is simple and it’s what sets apart the CCIFP designation from other general financial credentials: The CCIFP designation is the only industry-recognized certification for construction financial professionals.

Professional development (PD) enables CCIFPs to maintain their professional competence and perform quality work while earning financial professional certification for the construction industry. All CCIFPs are responsible for complying with all applicable PD requirements, rules, and regulations of the ICCIFP.

We have created the CCIFP Professional Development Credit Policy for Recertification Maintenance to provide CCIFPs with clear, specific guidelines on qualifying and non-qualifying professional development activities. Earning financial professional certification for the construction industry takes time and commitment, but it is ultimately one of the best ways to advance one's career and skills.

* based upon the date you passed the examination during the calendar year, your credits will be prorated in the first year of your certification according to the “CCIFP Professional Development Credit Proration Policy.”

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