Professional Certification
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The Certification Program is a new professional designation available to IAP2 members. Certification proves, through independent assessment, that you have demonstrated the basic knowledge and skills required to perform the role of public participation (P2) professional. Professional Certification requires a formal and independent assessment. IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA have fully implemented the Professional Certification program authorized by IAP2 International in 2014. These programs offer two levels of certification, Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3). The MCP3 is not currently available in Canada.

The designation “Certified Public Participation Professional” (CP3) indicates that you meet or exceed an internationally-recognized set of criteria  as a P2 practitioner. It means you possess all Core Competencies (5) and have an established “track record” in the field. It is not the same as receiving a “Certificate of Completion” in the IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation course.

CP3 credentials are awarded upon completion and evaluation of a 3-step assessment of candidates. The assessment is based on 5 core competencies and 29 and 31 corresponding criteria, US and Canada respectively. The MCP3 credential focuses on advanced competencies beyond the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, skills, behaviors, and capabilities assessed at the CP3 level. 

All IAP2 members in good standing who have completed the 5-day IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation (formerly Certificate course) are eligible to apply.

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IAP2 Canada | IAP2 USA

Click here for upcoming application deadlines.

 

Professionally Certified Public Participation Practitioners 

 

Jessica Bratty Jessica Bratty, CP3
British Columbia, Canada
 
Shawn Bravender Shawn Bravender, CP3
Alberta, Canada
 
Sarah Dechter, CP3
Flagstaff, Arizona
 
Jessica Delaney Jessica Delaney, CP3
British Columbia, Canada
 
Tracey Ehl Tracey Ehl, MCP3
Ontario, Canada
 
Megan Fitzgerald, CP3
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Tina Geiselbrecht, CP3
Texas, USA
 
John Godec John Godec, CPF, MCP3
Arizona, USA
 
Theresa Gunn Theresa Gunn, MCP3
Arizona, USA
 
Anne Harding Anne Harding, CP3
Alberta, Canada
 
Cassie Hemphill Cassie Hemphill, PhD, CP3
Montana, United States
 
Natalie Henault Natalie Henault, CP3
Manitoba, Canada
 
Kim Hyshka Kim Hyshka, CP3
Alberta, Canada
 
Leah Jaramillo Leah Jaramillo, CP3
Utah, United States
 
Trevor Joyal, CP3
Calgary, Alberta
 
Amanda Kaiser Amanda Kaiser, CP3
Alberta, Canada
 
Wendy Lowe Wendy Lowe, CPF, CP3
Colorado, USA
 
Yvonne Morrison Yvonne Morrison, CP3
Manitoba, Canada
 
Kirsty Neill, CP3
Calgary, Alberta
 
Gay Robinson, CP3
Calgary, Alberta
 
Doug Sarno Doug Sarno, MCP3
Virginia-D.C., USA
 
Catherine Smith Catherine Smith, CP3
California, USA
 
Lara Tierney, CP3
Calgary, Alberta
 
Tannis Topolnisky Tannis Topolnisky, CP3
Alberta, Canada
 
Steven Wolf Stephen Wolf, MCP3
Nebraska, USA
 
   

IAP2 has 501(3)(c) charity status in USA and is able to receive donations from within the USA.

International Association for Public Participation
PO Box 7580, Denver, CO 80207 USA

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