For any Image Consultant, it is important to keep developing skills in order to move ahead in the profession and achieve greater heights. IMPA CLC Framework provides the roadmap for this Continuous Learning process for all their Certified Members.
IMPA Continuous Learning Credits
|1||IMPA Master Class attendance||3-5 CLCs per day|
|2||IMPA Expert Class attendance||2 CLCs per day|
|3||IMPA Expert Class delivery||3 CLCs per day|
|4||Attending an IMPA Class||1 CLC per day|
|5||Attending an IMPA Webinar||1 CLC per webinar|
|6||Delivery of IMPA Class/Webinar – a domain or subject matter expert who is an IMPA member (subject to approval by IMPA)||2 CLCs per class/webinar|
|7||Attending 3 or more programs conducted by an external agency equivalent to the IMPA class or expert class (subject to approval by IMPA)||2 CLC per year|
|8||IMPA National Conference – Participation||5 CLCs|
|9||Speaker at IMPA National Conference||2 CLCs per year|
|10||IMPA National Head||3 CLCs per year|
|11||IMPA Chapter Head||2 CLCs per year|
|12||IMPA Chapter Secretary||1 CLC per year|
|13||Initiation of a CSR Initiative related with Image Building that support Image Management or Initiatives impacting lives of others positively by any form of learning and development initiatives||2 CLCs per initiative|
|14||Facilitating a corporate tie-up for CSR initiatives – tie-up must result in ongoing assignment for IMPA & is subject to IMPA approval by IMPA||2 CLCs per tie-up|
|15||Innovative assignment undertaken to promote the concept of Image Management that is unique in design and attracts attention of people towards the concept of Image Management/Image Consulting. (subject to approval by IMPA)||2 CLCs per assignment|
|16||Active on IMPA Social media platforms. Actively promoting the concept of Image Management, with a minimum of 5 post a month on the said/related topic on personal Facebook/twitter/Linked-in. The posts should largely evoke interest and curiosity about Image Management and excite people about the kind of work done and awareness created in this field with supporting evidence.||3 CLCs per year|
|17||Speaker in a big public forum as an Image evangelist and educating men & women including image consultants/professionals, on Image Management topics through workshops & trainings||2 CLCs per year|
|18||Getting an IMPA award||4 CLCs per year|
|19||Publishing articles, original systems or developed work such as and not confined to books, booklets, teaching or training aids, and/or image products.||2 CLCs per year|
|20||Contributing resources/ articles/ useful information for the benefit of all IMPA members (subject to IMPA approval)||2 CLCs per year|
|21||Mandatory 80 hours of paid professional practice of client consultations & corporate assignments per year||2 CLCs per year|
The CLC framework has been developed to enable all certified members of IMPA to:
To maintain the current certification level or to progress from current certification level to a higher certification level requires a stipulated number of CLCs to be earned during each year as a mandatory requirement, in addition to other defined requirements. (Refer www.impagroup.org/certification/).
Minimum term for next level
CLCs required for each year of the term
|IMPA Certified Professional||1 Year||10|
|IMPA Certified Associate||2 Years||20|
|IMPA Certified Senior Associate||5 Years||30|
|IMPA Certified Master||–||–|
While it is extremely important to earn as many CLCs as possible to achieve professional growth, the CLCs cannot be carried forward from one year to another. With market dynamics continuously changing, it is mandatory to earn CLCs every year, even though one may have acquired more than the minimum requirement in a year.
CLCs can be earned through the three methods explained below.
Each of the above is explained in detail as under.
IMPA will organize educational events from time to time and these events will be in the categories of IMPA Class, IMPA Expert Class and IMPA Master Class.
IMPA Class could be a half-day to full day workshop conducted through personalized training or webinars by a member who is a domain or subject matter expert or an external trainer/mentor from the industry, as approved by the IMPA Managing Committee. Delivering an IMPA class / webinar would earn 2 CLCs per class/ webinar. Attending the same will earn 1 CLC per day. The subject of the class will be such that it develops and assists an Image Professional in his/her work. For example:
IMPA Expert Class
IMPA Expert Class can be one day or two days and will be conducted by an IMPA Senior Associate (3rd level certified) via personalized training or through webinars. The subject of the class would be on similar lines like an IMPA class or a deeper knowledge in any subject matter relating to Image Consulting or development of business of Image Professionals. For example:
Attending IMPA Expert Class would earn you 2 CLCs per day. Delivering an Expert class would earn 3 CLCs per day.
IMPA Master Class
An Image Master certified from any association in this domain will conduct IMPA Master Class. It can be one or two days. IMPA Master Classwill be on any related topic.Attending an IMPA Master Class would earn you 3 – 5 CLCs per day.
IMPA will continue to organize activities that help in strengthening the Community of Image Management Professionals. Participation in these activities will earn CLCs for the Certified Members. For example:
Note: Full description of above points is provided in the CLC allocation sheet.
Paid Professional work undertaken and successfully completed will also earn CLCs for the certified members as it demonstrates professional experience leading to learning. In this category, it is not about achieving a certain number of CLCs but it is about meeting a minimum requirement of 80 hours of paid work through client consultations and corporate assignments to be undertaken per year, which will earn 2 CLCs for the certified member. Details of the work done would need to be submitted as per prescribed format to IMPA, for allotment of the CLCs.