CPRS Recertification Process

Due to the constantly changing nature of IRS regulations, we require Certified Payment Reporting Specialists to retake the final Certification exam every two years in order to remain compliant. 

PLEASE NOTE: Recertification only applies to those who received their original CPRS Certification after November 12, 2017. See table below. 

Here is how it works: 
  1. Within three months of your expiration date, you are eligible to recertify your CPRS designation. You will need to pay the $150 recertification fee before your current Certification expires. If you are within the eligibility period for recertification, please feel free to contact [email protected]. We will verify that you are eligible and send you your payment link. 
  2. Once the recertification fee is paid, you will receive access to the most current version of the CPRS Final Exam and the corresponding 1099 Master Guide.
  3. You have 3 attempts and 90 days from the day you pay the recertification fee to pass the CPRS Recertification Exam. The exam is 50 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes.

If your CPRS Certification is more than 3 months expired, you are no longer eligible for the special discounted recertification course $150. You will need to re-enroll in the full CPRS program. 

Do you need to retake the CPRS exam or maintain CEUs? Please refer to the table below. 

You hold a CPRS certification, and your original certification date was before November 12, 2017You will need to earn 15 CEUs annually to renew your certification.
You hold a CPRS certification, and your original certification date was after November 12, 2017You will need to retake the exam every two years to renew your certification.

If you need any assistance, please reach out to the IOFM Certification Success Team at
[email protected] or 207-842-5557.


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