Distinguishing Between the CRP® and GMS® Designations 

 

CRP®

 

GMS®

 

Target audience

Mobility professionals primarily engaged in corporate/employee mobility within the United States.

Mobility professionals primarily engaged in corporate/employee international mobility

What sector of the industry?

ALL – Corporate/HR, Relocation Service Providers, Brokers, Appraisers

Open to all sectors engaged in international mobility (Corporate/HR, Relocation Service Providers)

Eligibility Requirements?

Yes

No

Do I need to take classes?

No

Yes – Must take
Modules 1, 2 and 3

If classes, are they live, online, or both?

N/A

Both Live and Online

Do I need to take a test?

Yes, you must pass an exam

Yes, you must pass an exam after the completion of all three modules

If there is a test, is it live, online, or both?

Live and online at designated testing centers

Online only

Is the test open- or closed-book?

Closed Book Exam

Open Book/Notes Exam

What is a passing score?

500 is a passing score based on scaled scoring

Minimum 70% on the exam

How often are classes/tests

Exam held for about two weeks. Candidates have one location for the paper-and-pencil format and over 700 testing centers for the online format.  See here for next exam date.

Live classes/modules held several times per year.  See here for upcoming opportunities.

Do I need to be a Worldwide ERC® member?

Yes, you must hold individual membership in Worldwide ERC® to earn and maintain the designation

While encouraged, you do not need to hold membership in Worldwide ERC® to earn or maintain the designation

Costs to earn

Exam registration: Approximately $275-$550*, depending on when you register.
Source Materials (if you choose to purchase them - it is not mandatory): Varies. Can be up to approx $650 for a full set.

*Please note that these prices are subject to change at any time.

Members pay $1,245* for the Pkg (which includes Modules 1, 2 and 3); Non-members pay $1,345* for the Pkg. Individual Modules are $500*/Members and $550*/Non-members.  

*Please note that these prices are subject to change at any time.

How to maintain the designation?

Earn 30 continuing education credit hours every three years

Earn 15 continuing education credit hours every three years

How to earn continuing education hours?

Worldwide ERC® meeting programs such as the Americas Mobility Conference; meetings from external organizations that have been pre-approved for CE credit; recorded audio sessions from previous conferences. Click here for detailed information.

Worldwide ERC® meeting programs with an international/global focus, such as the Global Workforce Summit; online education center courses; Worldwide ERC webinars (both live and recorded), courses from outside organizations that satisfy the criteria for CE credit. Click here for detailed information.

Costs to maintain

Varies widely depending on the option(s) chosen in earning credit hours

Varies widely depending on the option(s) chosen in earning credit hours

Recertification fee?

Yes.

Yes.