Applying to continue the CNP designation
The application process to re-certify and continue using the CNP designation includes the verification of the major areas of emphasis needed to be a professional in the area of Information Technology. You may submit your CNP application by postal mail, fax, or email.
The CNP program requires that you be a current professional member of the Network Professional Association. Your NPA membership is renewed as part of the re-certification application process. Requires agreement to and be bound by the Network Professional Association Code of Ethics.
In addition to providing personal contact and payment information you should prepare the following information and collect supporting documentation:
- APPLICANT PROFILE INFORMATION - changes/updates to personal and work contact information, title, salary, industry category and type
- Form of Payment - Check or Credit Card (complete card holder information required)
- Education credits - 100 qualifying continuing education credits earned in the last year. Credits can only be awarded for professional level work as determined by CNP Guidelines. You will be required to list then provide documents validating the education hours, e.g., transcripts, letter, certificates.
- IS professional level activities - 1000 hours of IS professional level activities performed in the last year. Hours can only be awarded for professional level activities as determined by CNP Guidelines. You will be required to list then provide documents validating the experience hours, e.g., employer letter.
- Certification Updates - You will be required to show evidence of completion.
- Employment validation - As part of work experience verification you will need to contact your employer(s), and have them email, mail, fax, or call the CNP Program to verify work experience.
- Certified Network Professional Code of Ethics - You will be required to agree to and be bound by the
Certified Network Professional Code of Ethics.
The CNP Re-certification Application form (MS Word) with fees, can be found following this link.
The CNP program was developed and funded by the Network Professional Association® (NPA). The NPA is a self-regulating, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the network computing profession.
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