Renewing your Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation demonstrates your commitment to strengthening your knowledge and skills while staying competitive in your profession and industry.

How to Know When It’s Time to Recertify

All CPSMs must renew certification every three years. To fulfill this requirement, you must earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by December 31, every third year after your official certification date. For example, if you were originally certified in 2013, you must be recertified by December 31, 2016, and then again by December 31, 2019. Credits earned in one, three-year recertification cycle may not be carried forward to another three-year cycle. One continuing education unit (CEU) is awarded for each contact hour of instruction. You can easily track credits earned online.

In keeping with the high standards of the certification program, CPSMs are required to accumulate a minimum of 50 CEUs over a three-year period.

The Recertification Process

Please refer to the full CPSM Recertification Guidelines.The application fee for certification renewal is $225 for SMPS members and $375 for nonmembers; the fee should accompany your recertification application.

Below are the two steps you need to take to recertify. If you have questions about the CPSM recertification process, please contact Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) at or 212-356-0660.

  1. Attend educational programs related to the knowledge and skillsets outlined in the SMPS Domains of Practice for Professional Services Marketers to earn 50 continuing education units.
  2. Submit your Recertification Application every three years via the SMPS Online Recertification Processing Portal. Note: This is a separate system from the SMPS website and uses separate logins. If you have a problem logging in, or have not received your login information, contact PTC at for help. We recommend that you keep a record of CEUs earned in case of an audit by PTC. CPSMs can also use the attached CEU documentation form to capture/record any CEUs they earn if they do not receive any kind of electronic confirmation for SMPS and non-SMPS educational programs. Again, these completed forms should be retained by the individual CPSM in their portfolio in case of an audit.

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