Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, is pleased to announce that 218 of its members recently earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) designation after successfully passing the CRP® exam on May 15, 2013. Held in 15 locations around the country, the exam tested 262 candidates on their knowledge of the many disciplines that U.S. domestic employee mobility entails, including relocation appraising, relocation-related real estate, corporate relocation policies and issues, relocation tax and legal issues, family relocation issues, and mobility strategies.
The exam process was administered by independent testing consultant and proctor, Castle Worldwide, and the content was developed with the guidance and expertise of the 11 members of the 2012-2013 Worldwide ERC® CRP® Certification Review Board. “Preparing for, taking and successfully completing the CRP® exam is a rigorous endeavor. It demonstrates not only a solid command of very complex subject matter, but dedication to one’s professional development and the employee mobility industry overall,” noted CRP® Certification Review Board Chairman Steven M. John, CRP, GMS, RELO Direct®, Inc. “We congratulate the 218 members who now have the honor of being able to demonstrate that expertise and commitment through having earned their CRP® designation.”
In addition to a session held in conjunction with the Worldwide ERC® 2013 National Relocation Conference in San Diego, CA and co-hosted with the Southern California Relocation Council, the exam was conducted at 13 other site locations, hosted by Worldwide ERC®-recognized Regional Relocation Groups. Sites included: Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council); Chicago, IL (Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago); Cleveland, OH (Northeast Ohio Relocation Roundtable); Dallas, TX (North Texas Relocation Professionals & Texas Relocation Network); Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain Relocation Council); Detroit, MI (Detroit Regional Relocation Council); Houston, TX (Houston Relocation Professionals); Pittsburgh, PA (Greater Pittsburgh Relocation Council); Roseland, NJ (New Jersey Relocation Council); Salt Lake City, UT (Inter-mountain Relocation Council); Scottsdale, AZ (Arizona Relocation Alliance); Seattle, WA (Pacific Northwest Relocation Council), and Washington, DC (Greater Washington Employee Relocation Council). Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide also sponsored a closed site in Atlanta, GA.
The CRP® program was introduced in 1990 to formally recognize relocation professionals' knowledge of the U.S. domestic workforce mobility process. Worldwide ERC® President and CEO, Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS, noted that “The education of mobility professionals and the pursuit of excellence are key ingredients within the Worldwide ERC® mission and values. The CRP® program is an example of both of these concepts in action, and we applaud the newest class of designees for taking the steps to forward their own professional development and growth, ultimately strengthening the industry overall.” There are currently over 3,800 Worldwide ERC® members who hold the CRP® designation. CRP®s retain their designations by maintaining membership in the association and earning 30 recertification credit hours within each three-year period following their initial certification, ensuring they remain current on evolving industry trends.
A complete list of the 2013 CRP® recipients is available at http://www.worldwideerc.org/Education/CRP/Pages/crp-directories.aspx and will be printed in the October issue of the association’s monthly magazine, Mobility. Additional information on the CRP® program is available on the Worldwide ERC® web site at http://www.worldwideerc.org/Education/CRP/Pages/crp-designation-center.aspx.
About Worldwide ERC® – Since 1964, Worldwide ERC® has been the recognized industry authority on relocation and international assignments in major global traffic areas. Worldwide ERC® is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit http://www.WorldwideERC.org