My CITP®|FIBP® has expired, but now I want to renew it. What do I need to do?
Certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of certification indicated on your certificate; your current three-year cycle dates can also be viewed in your online account. Submit the CITP Recertification Application form via your online account at least sixty days before your three-year certification period expires. As part of the recertification process, you will need to confirm that your annual CITP dues have been paid and that your certification remains valid and in good standing. Outstanding annual CITP dues will need to be paid in advance of submitting the online recertification form.
Recertification is mandatory for all certificants. If you do not successfully recertify by your expiration date you are no longer certified. If certification is not renewed it will expire on the last day of the month three years after the certification was last earned. Once your certification has expired or been suspended or revoked you may not represent yourself as certified and may not use the credential until you receive official notice that the recertification requirements have been satisfied or that certification status has been reinstated.
If certification has been expired for 365 days or less, you may reinstate by meeting all of the recertification requirements, submitting a complete recertification application, and paying all outstanding CITP required annual dues. If the application is approved, your expiration date for the reinstated credential will be the same as if the certification had been renewed on time.
If certification has been expired for more than 365 days, you must reapply for certification, meet all eligibility requirements in effect at the time of re-application, and pass the examination.
How can I expand my network and connect with other CITPs?
On social media, you can join the CITP group on LinkedIn, or follow FITT’s pages on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. We also host monthly #TradeElite Twitter chats with CITPs and other expert professionals as moderators or panelists – to learn more about this opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On our TradeReady blog, you can learn more about other CITP designation holders who have been profiled through our CITP Spotlights. If you’re a CITP and would like to be profiled in a CITP Spotlight article, please complete this form to get started.
On FITT’s website, you can use the Membership Directory to find CITPs that have opted-in to a certified membership and other members by name, title, company and location. CITPs that have opted-in to a certified membership also have access to the Speakers Bureau, where they can add their name for potential speaking opportunities or look for speakers for events. Note: Membership in FITT, or any other organization, is optional and not required for certification. CITPs can opt-in to a complimentary FITT membership on an annual basis.
I already have the CITP®|FIBP® designation, but I don’t see myself in the Membership Directory. How do I add myself to the directory?
On FITT’s website, you can use the Membership Directory to find CITPs that have opted-in to a certified membership and other members by name, title, company and location. Note: Membership in FITT, or any other organization, is optional and not required for certification. CITPs can opt-in to a complimentary FITT membership on an annual basis.
If you've opted-in to a complimentary certified membership: Due to various privacy concerns, you must manually opt in to be listed in the Membership Directory. To add yourself, first sign in to the FITT website. Once you’ve done so, click FITT Members from the menu on the main part of the screen and My Profile from the resulting dropdown menu. Once you’re there, you’ll see a field where you can write a short bio about yourself, and a list of checkboxes allowing you to control which information is listed in the directory along with your name. You’re free to include as many or as few of those fields as you choose. Once you’re done, just click save at the bottom, and you will appear in the directory.
FITT Seeking ISO Accreditation for CITP Designation
We are excited to announce that FITT will be applying for ISO 17024 Accreditation. Through this accreditation, FITT’s certified program – the CITP designation – is validated by an independent, unbiased accreditation body – the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through the Standards Council of Canada. Learn more about ISO 17024 and changes in effect September 1, 2021.