After successful completion of the exam, candidates become certified for a period of five years. Prior to the end of the five-year period, Certified Public Works Professional - Supervision holders must complete a minimum of 50 credits earned through a combination of continuing education hours and contributions to the profession, including credit for delivering presentations, authoring articles and providing input into the development of educational content.
Recertification Application Fee
APWA Members $95; Nonmembers $145
Activities Which Qualify Towards the 50 Credits of Professional Development
Participation in any of the following areas within a public works-related association:
- Chapter Meeting Attendance = 1 credit per each chapter meeting attended
- Serve as an Officer, Chair, Co-Chair or Committee Member = 10 credits per each year of service
- Speaker, Instructor or Moderator = 5 credits per each session delivered
- Published Article and Other Literary Contributions to Public Works Supervision
- Less than 500 words = 5 credits per each printed piece
- 500 words or greater = 10 credits per each printed piece
Continuing education. These credits can be earned by completing training using a combination of the delivery methods and content areas listed below.
Each clock hour = 1 credit
Annual Conference Attendance = 6 credits per each full day of attendance
- Approved Delivery Methods
- Continuing education programs offered by APWA, APWA Chapters, or other associations related to public works (includes face-to-face and online delivery).
- Courses taken for credit at an accredited college or university.
- In-house training programs conducted by your agency or city.
- Correspondence programs.
- Recognized technical upgrading conducted by manufacturers, vendors or a certified school.
- Approved Content Areas
- Content Areas must link back to the CPWP-S Content Outline (coming soon).
Use the Recertification Tracking Sheet
to provide details about the credits you submit and indicate the total.