Maintaining the CC-P® requires a combination of continuing education and demonstrated usage on an annual basis.

Continuing Education

  • Completion of a minimum of 8 hours of continuing education courses annually (subject to the same guidelines as satisfying elective requirements when earning the CC-P®)

  • There may be periodic refresh requirements of competencies covered in the exam modules every few years (e.g. climate science, policy changes, new GHG accounting standards/practices)


  • Contribution to the community of climate practitioners through a minimum of 40 hours of service

    • Speaking at public events

    • Conducting research

    • Developing training programs for internal/external stakeholders

    • Convening community or working groups

    • Advocacy

    • Publication

  • Specific usage guidelines to be published in Spring/Summer 2017