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Continuing Education and Certification Renewal

The SPD Training and Policy Development team provides the continuing education required for procurement professionals to maintain certification. If you were certified prior to January 2018 and are renewing with 80 CEH, you are required to complete the State Certification Renewal excel file which must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your expiration date. State Certification Renewal (XLSX)

Certifications and renewals issued after January 1, 2018 will be issued for three (3) years for Certified Texas Contract Developers and Certified Texas Contract Managers.

Continuing education for procurement professionals renewing a three (3) year certification are required to take twenty-four (24) hours of SPD-sponsored in-person or online continuing education. One (1) of the twenty-four (24) hours must be ethics, to maintain certification. In addition, one (1) hour may be a non-SPD-sponsored elective of your choice. Your hours are tracked on your transcript.

If renewing under a dual certification, procurement professionals are required to take thirty-six (36) hours of SPD-sponsored in-person or online continuing education. One (1) of the thirty-six (36) hours must be ethics, to maintain certification. In addition, two (2) hours may be a non-SPD-sponsored elective of your choice. Your hours are tracked on your transcript.

Certified procurement professionals are also required to take the Renewal Refresher course offered by SPD once every three years in order to maintain certification. The Renewal Refresher course does not count towards continuing education hours. The Renewal Refresher course must be completed no earlier than two years following the date of initial certification or last renewal. Renewal Refresher courses completed prior to two years following the date of initial certification or last renewal will not be considered applicable to the Renewal Refresher requirement.

Certifications Issued Prior to January 2018: Procurement professionals certified prior to January 2018 renewing a five (5) year certification may renew under the previous requirement of 80-hours of continuing education provided the training meets the previous policy and timeline for renewals. Procurement professionals renewing a five (5) year certification may also elect to renew under the current continuing education requirements stated above. Your expiration date remains the same with either option. Once a certification is renewed, all current rules and procedures apply.

If you allow your certification to expire, an extension may be requested within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of expiration. If the Division approves the extension, you have sixty (60) calendar days from the date of extension approval to complete the requirements for renewal. If you fail to meet the renewal requirements, your certification will not be renewed.

Certification Renewal Fees
Certification Renewal Fees Required Number of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) Renewal Fees Notes
Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) 24 $50.00 Previous CTPM holders will be issued the CTCD.
Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) 24 $50.00 If you have multiple certifications; CTCD, formerly CTPM, and a CTCM certification; it's recommended you recertify under a DUAL certification.
Dual Certification CTCD/CTCM 36 $75.00 If you plan on renewing under a dual certification, any earned CEH of earliest date will apply toward the required 36 CEH. The earliest expiration date will prevail determining your recertification date. Each certificate will be given a new certification date and certification number but will now have the same expiration date.

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Training and Policy Development Assistance

Please contact the Statewide Procurement Division, Training and Certification Program at (512) 463-5355 or email ctp@cpa.texas.gov. If you have any policy or legislative questions, please email spd.policy@cpa.texas.gov.