Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, announces 147 of its members earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP®) designation after successfully passing the CRP® exam on May 18, 2016. Offered on an annual basis and held in 12 locations around the country, the exam tested 195 candidates on the disciplines of U.S. 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 2015-2016 Worldwide ERC® CRP® Certification Review Board had a 75% pass rate this year. "For those looking to build a career in workforce mobility, earning this designation is an essential step along the way. Passing takes dedication, and a focused effort. Recipients have not only demonstrated a commitment to professional development, but a solid understanding of the complex variables that make up our industry, noted CRP® Certification Review Board Chairwoman Debra Mills, CRP, GMS-T, NEI Global Relocation. "We are excited to welcome 147 new CRP® recipients to our community and congratulate them on the success of their diligent efforts."
A complete list of the 2016 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 inaugural Worldwide ERC® Americas Mobility Conference in Houston, TX, co-hosted by the Houston Relocation Professionals, the exam was conducted at 11 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 ); Denver, CO (Rocky Mountain 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 was introduced in 1990 to formally recognize relocation professionals' knowledge of the U.S. workforce mobility process. There are currently over 3,400 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.
Since 1964, Worldwide ERC® has been committed to connecting and educating workforce mobility professionals across the globe. From Europe, the Middle East and Africa, to Asia and across the Americas, we are the source for talent management and global mobility knowledge—driving innovation and success. A global not-for-profit organization, we are headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.WorldwideERC.org.