Certification is effective for two (2) years. To re-certify as a CCFP, members must submit at the end of the two-year period proof of completing twelve (12) continuing education credits. The CEUs must reflect compassion fatigue specific content. If a member does not meet the continuing education requirements at the end of the two-year certification period, he or she may take the certification examination to re-certify or attend an IATP sponsored course. An updated certificate will be forwarded yearly upon IATP's receipt of the annual certification maintenance fee of $25. You may also pay $50 for two years. The Association provides several avenues to obtain continuing education, including seminars throughout the USA, DVDs, and audio-taped lectures. We encourage members to avail themselves of the outstanding DVDs, CDs and live presentations offered by CMI Education Institute.