Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement

Ten (10) hours per year of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is required for Certified Specialists in Planned Giving (CSPGCM) designation holders, to maintain their CSPGCM professional designation in an active and current status. CPE can be obtained through attendance at your local planned giving roundtable or council, regional and national planned giving conferences, and other relevant seminars, workshops, or training sessions.

The CPE requirement begins the year after you have finished the program. So for example, if you complete the program in 2017, you would need to complete 10 hours in 2018.

Throughout the year you will receive notifications about meetings, seminars, and conferences through the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies at California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation. Once you attend a session where you receive CPE hours, kindly complete the attached form and forward it to:

Bridgette Pruitt
American Institute for Philanthropic Studies
California State University Long Beach Research Foundation
6300 State University Dr. Suite 332
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562)985-8466
Fax: (562)985-7951

A certificate will be awarded at the conclusion of each year to document your Continuing Professional Education.

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