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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Professionally Certified Public Participation Practitioners 


Jessica Bratty
Jessica Bratty, CP3

British Columbia, Canada
Shawn Bravender
Shawn Bravender, CP3
Alberta, Canada
Jessica Delaney
Jessica Delaney, CP3
British Columbia, Canada
Tracey Ehl
Tracey Ehl, MCP3
Ontario, Canada
John Godec
John Godec, CPF MCP3

Arizona, USA
Theresa Gunn
Theresa Gunn, MCP3

Arizona, USA
Anne Harding
Anne Harding, CP3
Alberta, Canada
Natalie Henault
Natalie Henault, CP3
Manitoba, Canada
Leah Jaramillo
Leah Jaramillo, CP3
Utah, United States
Amanda Kaiser
Amanda Kaiser, CP3
Alberta, Canada
Wendy Lowe
Wendy Lowe, CPF CP3
Colorado, USA
Yvonne Morrison
Yvonne Morrison, CP3
Manitoba, Canada
Doug Sarno
Doug Sarno, MCP3
Virginia-D.C., USA
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith, CP3
California, USA
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 of Public Participation
PO Box 270723, Louisville, CO 80027 USA