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Why Hire CNP Holders

  1. Rigorous designation criteria ensure CNP-designated professionals will be superior contributors to an organization's bottom-line.
  2. Customers are assured of high-quality network systems being used to develop and support products and services.
  3. The perception of an organization is enhanced internationally through broad recognition of the CNP.
  4. One hundred hours of professional training completed every year by each CNP, ensures an organization is applying the best of current practices.
  5. Access to the educational resources and networking opportunities provided by the NPA, keeps contractors and staff current and informed.
  6. An increasing number of CNP holders internationally.
  7. Effective self-regulation of the profession provides confidence to customers and the general public while avoiding the burden of regulation.
  8. Supporting staff to receive and maintain the CNP reflects an organization's appreciation that their staffs are professionals.
  9. There will be one place that an employer or client can contact to verify all of your certifications and experience as well as the status of your CNP

Incentives for the CNP
New Applicants 2013

Incentives Form | CIPS ISP Incentives Form | BCS CITP Incentives Form

In areas which require special consideration is appropriate, for partners and affiliates, where existing industry programs meet some or all of the requirements of the CNP - incentives for the CNP are provided. Incentives may include special fee rates, waiver of requirements or other considerations. Complete the appropriate form and mark the CNP application to take advantage of an Incentive. Where monetary discount is offered only one incentive discount will be applied.

  1. Current members of British Computing Society (BSC), Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), or Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) - submit your CNP application with incentive form - save $50.

  2. If you hold a current CITP certification from the British Computing Society, all testing, experience, and education requirements are considered to have been met however documented proof must be provided of a solid competency in networking...submit your CNP application with the BCS CITP Incentives Form.

  3. If you hold a current ISP certification from the Canadian Information Processing Society, all testing, experience, and education requirements are considered to have been met however documented proof must be provided of a solid competency in networking...submit your CNP application with the CIPS ISP Incentives Form.

  4. If you held the CNP certification in the past, then you can submit a new application with a $200 fee and you will be recertified for 1 year. NPA membership is required....submit your CNP application with the Incentives Form.

  5. For those people with old or expired certifications (CNE, MCSE, MCNE for NT, CNI, MCT, CTT, IBM, etc), those certifications will count for the certification points....submit your CNP application with the Incentives Form.

  6. If you are an educator who has taught for at least 3 years in a computer networking related or specific field (see the table in Formal Education Category), you will not be required to take the base exam as you have proven through your experience that you understand the basics....submit your CNP application with the Incentives Form.

  7. If you have presented at a major conference or webcast as moderator or speaker, and as a profiled expert, you will not be required to take the base exam as you have proven through your expertise that you understand the basics....submit your CNP application with the Incentives Form.

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