Thrive Through Certification

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

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 up to 11.5 contact hours. Attend at least 3 Experience Conferences within the five year recertification period, and you’ve collected more than enough educational contact hours to recertify!
  • NACE Online Courses – earn between 6 and 12 contact hours on EACH course
  • CPCE Fast Track – earn 8 contact hours (offered both online and in person at NACE Experience)
  • NACE Evolve Conference  – earn between 11-13 contact hours (varies year to year)

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.

“Earning the CPCE designation is one of the best personal investments that I could have made.”
Doug Quattrini, CPCE
Event Producer, Sensational Host, Philadelphia PA


Have questions about the recertification process? Contact a CPCE concierge today!

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