News Release

For Immediate Release - June 15, 2015 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Jody Walstrom
jwalstrom@WorldwideERC.org 
703-842-3456
Allison Peña
APena@WorldwideERC.org 
703-842-3435

Worldwide ERC® Congratulates 179 New Certified Relocation Professionals (CRPs)® 

Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, announces 179 of its members earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) designation after successfully passing the CRP® exam on May 6, 2015.  Offered on an annual basis and held in 16 locations around the country, the exam tested 240 candidates on the disciplines of U.S. domestic employee mobility, including corporate policies and programs, real estate, transferee counseling, and other services. 

The exam, administered by independent testing consultant and proctor Castle Worldwide, with content developed under the guidance and expertise of the 2014-2015 Worldwide ERC® CRP® Certification Review Board had a 75% pass rate this year. “Preparing for, taking, and passing the CRP® exam takes a serious commitment and diligent effort. It demonstrates not only a solid command of very complex subject matter, but dedication to one’s professional development,” noted CRP® Certification Review Board Chairwoman Debra Mills, CRP, GMS-T, NEI Global Relocation. “We congratulate the 179 members who successfully met this challenge, and demonstrated their expertise and commitment to the mobility industry.”

A complete list of the 2015 CRP® recipients is available at http://www.worldwideerc.org/Education/CRP/Pages/crp-press-kit.aspx.  Additional information on the CRP® program is available at http://www.worldwideerc.org/Education/CRP/Pages/crp-designation-center.aspx.

In addition to a session held in conjunction with the Worldwide ERC® 2015 National Relocation Conference in Las Vegas, NV, the exam was conducted at 15 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); Cincinnati, OH (Greater Cincinnati Relocation Council); 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); Indianapolis, IN (Greater Indiana Relocation Alliance); Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota Employee Relocation Council); Nashville, TN (Tennessee Relocation Council); Parsippany, NJ (New Jersey Relocation Council); San Jose, CA (Bay Area Mobility Management); Scottsdale, AZ (Arizona Relocation Alliance); and Washington, DC (Greater Washington Employee Relocation Council). 

The CRP® program, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, was introduced in 1990 to formally recognize relocation professionals' knowledge of the U.S. domestic workforce mobility process. There are currently over 3,500 Worldwide ERC® members who hold the CRP® designation.  CRPs® retain their designation 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.

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About Worldwide ERC® – Since 1964, Worldwide ERC® has been the recognized industry authority on relocation and international assignments. Current membership includes 13,000 professionals involved in managing or servicing a mobile workforce. As a non-profit association, the organization is recognized around the globe for its non-commercial learning and networking environment. Worldwide ERC® is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with global offices in the EMEA and APAC regions. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit http://www.WorldwideERC.org.