The SPD Training and Policy Development team provides the continuing education required for procurement professionals to maintain certification.
Certifications are issued for three (3) years for Certified Texas Contract Developers and Certified Texas Contract Managers.
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.
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||Required Number of Continuing Education Hours (CEH)||Renewal Fees||Notes|
|Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD)||24||$50.00||If you have both a CTCD and a CTCM certification, it's recommended you recertify under a DUAL certification.|
|Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)||24||$50.00||If you have both a CTCD and a CTCM certification, it's recommended you recertify under a DUAL certification.|
|Dual Certification CTCD/CTCM||36||$75.00||If you renew under a dual certification, any earned CEH as of the earliest expiration date will apply toward the required 36 CEH. The earliest expiration date will determine your recertification date. Each certificate will be given a new certification date and certification number but will now have the same expiration date.|
Please contact the Statewide Procurement Division, Training and Certification Program at (512) 463-5355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any policy or legislative questions, please email email@example.com.