CPEA / CPSA Retirement Designation


Diplomates, unless involved in a BGC ethics case, have two options for intentionally giving up their BGC credential: Retirement or Voluntary Surrender.

  1. Retirement status is available after one Credential Maintenance (CM) cycle in good standing and provides professional benefits and discounts for either a $35 annual fee or a single, $350 lifetime fee.  Holders of the
    CPEA and CPSA who have been practicing at least 5 years are eligible.
  2. Voluntary surrender is available to currently-certified diplomates before their credential expires.

Designed for CPEA or CPSA practitioners at the end of their careers, a retirement designation cannot be used in place of an active BGC credential for work.

However, retirement status will provide an opportunity for ongoing engagement with the professional community, and will publicly acknowledge the important contribution of a practitioner in the protection of people and the environment.

If you are interested in updating your status, please contact us at [email protected].






  $150/annually  per Credential $35 Annual or $350 Lifetime Fee Free
Eligible for BGC committees  Yes Yes No
Eligible for BGC Board Service  Yes No No
Listing on Public Roster  “Active” “Retired” “Voluntary Surrender”
Receives newsletter  Yes Yes No
BGC Ambassador  Yes Yes No
Reinstatement Discounts  N/A One-Time Annual Fee $50 No Discount
Reinstatement Discounts  N/A One-Time Reapplication Fee $50 No Discount
Reinstatement Discounts  N/A One-Time CM Portfolio $50 No Discount
Badging Yes Yes No
Permitted as a designation or title for work1 Yes No No

1Individuals who no longer hold an active BGC credential are only permitted to use the title for paid or volunteer work when it is used in conjunction with their years of service, (e.g., Certified Industrial Hygienist®, 1987-2015; Qualified Environmental Professional, 2000-2020, etc.).


Please make the appropriate selection below to select a retired status:

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Attn: CPEA / CPSA Retired Status
6005 W St. Joe Hwy Ste 300
Lansing, MI  USA  48917


CPEA Annual Retirement Fee (for 2021)
CPEA Lifetime Retirement Fee
CPSA Annual Retirement Fee (for 2021)
CPSA Lifetime Retirement Fee