At the end of each cycle, all Mainpro+ participants will be given a 6-week grace period. This grace period can be used to report credits for the cycle that is ending but cannot be used to earn new credits for that cycle. For example, if your 5-year cycle runs from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2017 (let’s call this Cycle A), you will be given until August 11, 2017, to report credits for Cycle A. Any activities you enter with a completion date on or before June 30, 2017, will apply to Cycle A. During the 6-week grace period, you may also earn and report credits into your new cycle that started July 1, 2017 (let’s call this Cycle B). Any activities you report with a start date of July 1, 2017, onward will count toward Cycle B.
If by August 11th you have met the 5-year credit requirements for Cycle A, you will automatically be moved into a new 5-year cycle and Cycle A will be marked as “Complete” If by August 11th you have not met the 5-year credit requirements for Cycle A, you will automatically be placed in a 2-year remedial cycle and Cycle A will be marked as “Incomplete.” During the 2-year remedial cycle, the use of your CFPC designations (MCFP, FCFP, CCFP, and CAC) will be suspended. You will be required to earn and report 100 credits during this 2-year cycle, 50 of which must be Certified. We encourage all Mainpro+ participants to report your credits on a regular basis.