Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Requirements

As a condition of using the CIPM designation, you are required to participate in the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) program.

This means you must:

  1. Complete 15 hours of qualifying activities each calendar year following the calendar year in which you earned/renewed the right to use the CIPM designation. (Credit Calculation)
  2. Attest that you have met the MCE program requirements at the end of each calendar year. (You will be prompted to attest when you renew your membership following the end of the reporting cycle.)
  3. Retain documentation of CE activities completed for one calendar year following the year in which the activities were completed.

Note: You do not need to submit your documentation unless we notify you that you’ve been selected for compliance review.

View the MCE Program Guidebook (PDF) for more details on the requirements of the MCE Program.