|Certification Program Rules|
1. Candidates for the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation must be an owner, partner, manager, or search consultant of a private placement firm or corporate human resources or employee relations professional who is currently employed in the industry.
2. Candidates for the Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) designation must be an owner, partner, manager, or employee engaged full time in the temporary service business, who is currently employed in the industry.
3. Candidates must agree to uphold the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Standards of Ethical Practices and Certification Program Rules.
4. The candidate must submit an application for certification and pay the appropriate certification fee.
5. Candidates must successfully complete the CPC examination in order to bear the designation of Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and the CTS examination in order to bear the designation of Certified Temporary Staffing- Specialist (CTS). The level of achievement is determined by NAPS. A candidate who fails either examination is permitted to retake the examination by making proper application to NAPS and paying the appropriate retest fee.
6. The designation of Certified Personnel consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing- Specialist (CTS) are individual designations and must not be represented as a firm’s designation. The designation may be used following the professional name of the certified individual, (unless such use is prohibited by applicable state law) provided the application for the designation shall be made in the full legal name of the candidate and that the candidate shall disclose to NAPS the professional name to be used in connection with the designation. The designation shall be in type no larger than that used in the certified individual’s name.
7. Any person who earns certification may continue to use the designation for life, regardless of employment, unless they fail to meet the continuing education maintenance requirements and/or are decertified.
8. A search or staffing may advertise the certification programs, providing that an owner or officer of the firm holds the designation being advertised and provided that said advertisement does not convey the firm to be certified or misrepresented or falsely advertise the extent of certification.
9. Those achieving a passing score any certification examination administered in 1995 or thereafter are required to achieve a specified number of continuing education credits every year dating from the date of their initial certification to maintain certification status. The number of credits required and the manner in which such credits can be obtained will be set forth by the NAPS Credentialing Committee. Any certified individual who fails to attain the necessary continuing education credits and pay the annual certification maintenance fee shall have his or her certification suspended until such time as the credits are obtained and fees are paid.
10. The process of decertification, as approved by the NAPS Board of Directors, consists of the following:
a) A complaint alleging a violation or failure to conform to program rules must be filed with the President of NAPS who shall refer it to the appropriate State Association for reconsideration. In the event that there is no state association in the state in question or the state association declines to handle the matter, the complaint should be immediately referred to the National Credentialing Committee. (Sections “B” and “C” would not apply.)
11. NAPS, as the Owner of the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS) designations, has the obligation and the right to promote the certification programs to the community at large.
An Equal Rights Note: Whenever in these Rules, “Man,” “Men,” or their related pronouns may appear, either as words or as parts of words, they have been used for literary purposes and are meant in their generic sense (i.e., to include all humankind, both female and male sexes).