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CPPC Levels

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CPPC PROGRAM



Once you have completed the current CPPC requirements you are a basic CPPC and always will be as long as you maintain your membership at that level. We are now offering different level CPPC’s which is determined by how many continuing education credits (cec’s) you have achieved. You must be a basic CPPC before you can start earning any cec’s.

Different levels of CPPC:
  • Bronze requires a total of 25 cec’s
  • Silver requires a total of 75 cec’s
  • Gold requires a total of 150 cec’s
  • Platinum requires a total of 300 cec’s

Diamond requires a total of 600 cec’s and passing a written test that is giving once a year at INFO TANZA.

Cec’s do not expire. Once you achieve a level you will never lose that level as long as you maintain your membership at a CPPC level. How can you earn cec’s? The following is a list that cec’s can be earned and how many cec’s. Anything that is not on the list will not earn cec’s but can be submitted to the CPPC committee. The committee will decide if cec’s be assigned to that exercise and determine how many will be assigned.

Academic cec’s


  • Writing an article that is published online – 2 cec’s
  • Writing an article that is published in print – 5 cec’s
  • Attending a single class put on by anyone other than the company you work for or own – 1 cec
  • Attending a single class by the IPPCA – 2 cec’s
  • Attending a day long seminars or longer put on by anyone other than the company you work for or own – 5 cec’s
  • Attending a day long or longer seminars put on by an IPPCA member 10 – cec’s
  • Attending a day long or longer seminars put on by IPPCA – 15 cec’s
  • Teaching a class put on by anyone other than the company you work for or own. 7.5 cec’s
  • Teaching a class put on by an IPPCA member. – 15 cec’s
  • Teaching a class put on by the IPPCA. – 22.5 cec’s
  • Being a member of a committee of the IPPCA - 5 cec’s
  • Being a chairperson of a committee of the IPPCA – 15 cec’s
  • Being an officer of a pond or koi club – 5 cec’s
  • Passing the diamond test – 30 cec’s
  • Scoring better than 80% on Diamond test – 40 cec’s
  • Scoring better than 90% on Diamond test – 50 cec’s
  • Being an Executive Officer in IPPCA – 15 cec’s

Construction CECs


  • Customer rating form for a new pond or pond rebuilds - .5 cec’s
  • Customer rating form for pond maintenance - .1 cec’s
  • Hosting an attended mentoring event – 8 cec’s
  • Attending a mentoring event – 2 cec’s
  • Attending a hands on class conducted by the IPPCA – 5 cec’s
  • Attending a hands on class conducted by an IPPCA member – 3 cec’s
  • Attending a hands on class conducted by someone else – 2 cec’s
  • Attending a build a pond or pond redo event held by another company or organization – 5 cec’s
  • Attending a build a pond or pond redo event held by an IPPCA member – 10 cec’s
  • Being a Top Gun at a Ponditat -15 cec’s
  • Hosting a Ponditat – 25 cec’s
  • Being certified by another company or organization – 10 cec’s
  • Being certified by a member company – 15 cec’s

This CPPC program begins on November 1, 2011. Anything done before this date will not earn cec’s. Any positions that earn cec’s will earn those cec’s if that position is held as of this date. It is the responsibility of the CPPC to contact the chairperson of the CPPC committee prior to attending any non IPPCA event that will earn cec’s for the proper paperwork in order for you to receive the cec’s earned. You will not earn those cec’s until the paperwork is returned to the chairperson. The chairperson will keep track of all the cec’s earned by a CPPC. The CPPC can contact the chairperson to find out how many cec’s that that CPPC has. How many cec’s a CPPC has will not be shared with anyone else. Once a CPPC has earned enough cec’s to move to the next level the chairman will contact the secretary of the IPPCA so that the proper announcements and certificates can be made. The CPPC has the right to first go to the chairperson to question any cec’s he or she thinks they should have. If that is not worked out to the satisfaction of the CPPC it will then go to the whole CPPC committee. If it is not worked out there it will be presented to the Executive board of the IPPCA who will make the finial determination.

Diamond test – It requires at least 70% correct answers on this test to pass. It will be given only once a year at INFO TANZA. You can take this test as many times as you want. Being a Diamond CPPC makes you one of the best of the best. Passing this test will not be easy.