Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) Program

IAWP believes that to grow as people and to grow in our careers, we need to be lifelong learners. That’s why IAWP is committed to helping its members achieve professional development goals and it is the reason the Certified Workforce Professional (CWP) Program was developed.

What’s in it for me?

It shows you have passed a rigorous competency-based testing program from an international association, that you are respected by your peers, and that you see professional membership as an important part of your career.

The “CWP” credential after your name shows you are part of an outstanding group of workforce professionals who have extensive knowledge and experience in workforce issues.

The CWP designation shows current and potential employers your initiative in developing, maintaining, and improving your career skills within the workforce field.

CWP Certification Requirements

Application Process

The official application form must be completed legibly and sent to the IAWP Administrative Office with the required documentation and fees as noted. Applications will be reviewed by the IAWP Review Committee within two (2) months of receipt. Approved applicants will be notified within two (2) weeks of completion of review by way of a certificate and letter of congratulations.

Certification Period

Certification is valid for three years from time of approval. Individuals may apply for recertification every three (3) years as long as they can show proof that they are still employed in a workforce development profession and provide proof that they have completed at least 100 hours of professional development training since their last certification.

CWP Application Package

CWP Renewal Application

List of Certified Workforce Professional’s