Policies & Procedures
The CPLCP™ Certification Board adheres to established policies and procedure to ensure objective, consistent governance and administration in areas concerning auditing, confidentiality, compliance, certification and recertification, and disciplinary actions.
All evidence of eligibility to sit for the CPLCP™ Examination is evaluated by the CPLCP™ Certification Board and Professional Testing Corporation. Any candidate's eligibility is contingent upon his/her ability to meet standards established by the CPLCP™ Certification Board. All candidates will be notified in writing of their eligibility to sit for the Examination. Should a candidate be deemed ineligible, he/she may submit a written appeal to the CPLCP™ Certification Board within 30 days of denial to provide evidence/substantiation for the appeal. Any information pertaining to any appeal will be reviewed exclusively by the CPLCP™ Certification Board and an additional decision on eligibility shall be determined. All decisions by the CPLCP™ Certification Board regarding appeals are final.
Renewal candidates are randomly selected by Professional Testing Corporation for audit twice per year. Selected audit candidates are contacted by Professional Testing Corporation in writing, at which time they are required to provide proof of continued eligibility, continuing education points, etc. Professional Testing Corporation reports all results of such audits to the CPLCP™ Certification Board.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board, upon written request, will verify the certification status of any CPLCP™ certification holder to 3rd parties. In addition to certification status, the CPLCP™ Certification Board will disclose the date upon which any certification was originality awarded, the date upon which it was renewed, and the date upon which any certification expired or is due to expire. Such information is also available to the public in the Verification section of the CPLCP™ Certification Board website.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board, upon written request, will also disclose any suspension, revocation, and/or disciplinary action imposed on any current or former CPLCP™ certification holder and/or candidate.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board will not release any CPLCP™ Examination test scores to anyone other than the person to whom the scores pertains. Any questions regarding the CPLCP™ Examination, or any CPLCP™ Examination results should be directed to the CPLCP™ Certification Board, or its testing partner, Professional Testing Corporation.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board investigates all allegations regarding any alleged misconduct by CPLCP™ certification holders, candidates and/or applicants. Any and all allocations of misconduct must be submitted in writing, notarized, and sent via certified mail to the CPLCP™ Certification Board within 120 days of any alleged violation(s). All allegations must be accompanied by supporting documentation.
Allegations of misconduct can include but are not limited to:
- Ineligibility for certification
- Irregularity in connection with the certification examination.
- Material misrepresentation or fraud in any statement to the CPLCP™ Certification Board, or to the public, including but not limited to: statements made to assist the physician applying for certification, gross or repeated negligence in professional practice, the convocation of plea of guilty or plea of no contest to a felony or misdemeanor that is directly related to the practice of life care planning.
- Failure to adhere to and maintain the eligibility requirements for certification candidacy, or continuing certification requirements.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board, will upon the investigation into any alleged misconduct:
- Render conclusion(s) of such investigation(s), as well as any disciplinary action(s) and/or sanction(s) within 60 days.
- Any/all appeals to any conclusion(s), decision(s), disciplinary action(s) and/or sanction(s) rendered by the CPLCP™ Certification Board must be submitted to the CPLCP™ Certification Board in writing within 30 days of any notification of such conclusion(s), decision(s), disciplinary action(s), and or sanction(s).
- Upon the receipt of any appeal, the CPLCP™ Certification Board will review additional evidence and appoint an appeal hearing panel within 30 days. The panel will convene within 60 days of its appointment, and upon the conclusion of its hearing , the panel will render a written decision.
- All decisions of the CPLCP™ Certification Board and its appointed hearing panel(s) will be delivered via certified mail to all parties involved in the allegation in question.
- All decisions regarding any/all appeals are final.
Suspension & Revocation
The CPLCP™ Certification Board may suspend or revoke any CPLCP™ certification, or disallow, suspend and/or revoke the candidacy of any applicant for the CPLCP™ Examination for any of the following reasons:
- Falsification of any application or documentation.
- Failure to maintain prerequisite unrestricted medical licensure, and board and other qualifying certifications.
- Failure to renew one’s CPLCP™ certification within required time frames.
- Cause of disciplinary action as defined CPLCP™ Certification Board resulting from conclusive misconduct on the behalf of any CPLCP™ certification holder, applicant or candidate.
The CPLCP™ Certification Board Appeals Committee provides an appeal mechanism for challenging suspension or revocation of CPLCP™ certification. Any and all appeals must be made in writing, notarized, and submitted within 30 days of any suspension or revocation. The Appeals Committees provides decisions regarding any appeal(s) within 30 days of their receipt. All decisions of CPLCP™ Certification Board Appeals Committee are final.