Share Your Achievement

You’ve earned it. Get the recognition you deserve. Download the CPCE logo and use a badge to share on your LinkedIn Profile, Website and email signature.

Maintain your Certification

To maintain CPCE status, recertification is required every five years. Recertification is achieved by completing 30 educational contact hours. Requirements are described on the recertification application. For further information, please email

Fee: $245 every 5 years

Lifetime Emeritus Status is available to CPCEs in good standing for more than 10 years who are turning 60 years or older the calendar year of their recertification. Interested? Contact

How to Earn Contact Hours

If you have attended NACE National education programs, you don’t need to provide documentation, we will track your participation for you!

You can earn contact hours towards the CPCE or other industry certifications, such as the CMP, by attending various NACE Education programs:

  • NACE Experience Conference – earn a minimum of 10 educational contact hours. Attend at least 3 Experience Conferences within the five-year recertification period, and you will collect more than enough hours to recertify, with no documentation required!
  • NACE Evolve Conference  – earn a minimum of 10 educational contact hours
  • NACE Online Courses – earn between 6 and 12 educational contact hours on each course
  • Resource Library (NACE Members only) – view recorded webinars and hangouts worth 1 educational contact hour each

Let us help make documentation for recertification easier. After you’ve earned CPCE certification, you’ll want to recertify every five years. We’ll help you track your learning activities. Simply email when you view a webinar, attend in-house education, go to a local chapter meeting with education, travel to an industry conference, etc. We’ll track your credits, making it painless to recertify for another five years.


“I’ve had CPCE on my to-do list for a long time, but finally had the time and bandwidth to do it this year. After over a decade in the special event industry, I’m proud to have a credential that shares my knowledge and skillset with my collaborators and clients.”
Alyssa Ruth, CPCE
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Alyssa Ruth, CPCE