The “Certified Business Process Professional CBPP” certificate is valid for three years. To continue to use this title for a further three years, holders must renew their certificates via the recertification process. During this process, certificate holders must provide evidence that they have been working in a relevant professional capacity and pursuing continuous further training in the BPM field during the preceding three years.
1. Requirements for recertification
Applicants must have a “Certified Business Process Professional CBPP” certificate which is still valid or which expired less than six months ago and be able to prove that, since their initial certification/last recertification, they have …
– worked at a rate of at least 40% FTE (i.e. 500 hours per year) in a professional capacity with specific relevance to the field of business process management; and
– amassed at least 60 hours of specialized BPM training.
2. Weighting of specialized BPM training activities
Time spent participating in events or producing deliverables on BPM-related topics will be counted towards the total training requirement as follows:
– For the following cases, one hour of classroom tuition will be counted as one hour towards the recertification requirement (up to a maximum of 30 hours in total):
— Training activities at universities or universities of applied sciences
— Training activities for which accredited ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points are awarded
— Seminars or training courses with external trainers
— In-house training activities
– Participation in conferences or symposia on BPM-related topics specifically for training purposes: the time counted will be the net lecture times excluding breaks (up to a maximum of 30 hours in total)
– Seminars or presentations given by and based on documents produced by the applicant (up to a maximum of 30 hours in total), weighted as follows:
— 2.5 hours for presentations lasting up to 30 minutes
— 5.0 hours for presentations lasting up to 60 minutes
— 6.5 hours for presentations lasting up to 4 hours
— Number of seminar hours x 2 for seminars lasting more than 4 hours
– Publication of BPM-related books, articles, white papers and blogs: 1 hour per A4 page (up to a maximum of 30 hours in total)
– Private study: number of hours worked x 0.5 (up to a maximum of 20 hours)
– Other related certifications (for example IPMA, PMI, ISO 9001, ITIL, CobIT): 20 hours per certification (up to a maximum of 20 hours in total)
– Leading position in a professional association with a close connection to BPM: 10 hours per year (up to a maximum of 30 hours in total)
Other professional and training activities may be accepted by the certification office on a case by case basis. In these cases, each hour of activity will count as one hour towards the certification requirement.