After you have earned your certification, you are required to complete 120 hours of continuing education hours (CEH) beginning from the issue date or last renewal date of the certification. The hours may be averaged over a five (5) year period with no more than 45 CEH’s per certification year. To meet the CEH requirement, TPASS encourages certified individuals to obtain 24 hours of CEH’s per certification year. You may not accumulate hours and carry them forward past the expiration date of your certificate.
To facilitate this effort, TPASS has added a Professional Development Program to enhance our core curriculum. Please visit https://cmblreg.cpa.state.tx.us/reg-pd/index.cfm for the schedule. TPASS also maintains a clearinghouse of CE opportunities throughout the state at http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/cptout/.
Continuing Education for this program falls into three basic areas:
- Standard Procurement Related Training
- Non-Standard Training (Approved by your Manager or Director)
- Instructor Credit