After you have earned your certification, you are required to complete 120 hours of continuing education (CE) beginning from the issue date or last renewal date of the Texas Certification. The hours may be averaged over a five (5) year period with no more than 45 hours during any one year period. To meet the CE requirement, TPASS encourages certified individuals to obtain 24 hours of continuing education per calendar 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 four basic areas:
- Standard Procurement Related Training
- Non-Standard Training (Approved by Agency Procurement Director)
- Instructor Credit
If you are both CTP and CTPM certified, your CTPM certification overrides your CTP certification and you are only required to maintain continuing education hours towards your CTPM certification. If your agency requires you to maintain active CTP certification after you achieve CTPM certification, your continuing education hours towards your CTPM certification will also apply to your CTP certification as long as they fall within the active and expiration dates of your CTP certification.