Certification Tool Kit

Welcome to your Certification Tool Kit! We have collected a variety of resources that can support your efforts as a PHTA certified professional. Congratulations on this accomplishment!

If you can't find what you are looking for, contact service@phta.org.

Certification Policy Handbook

Please download a copy of the Certification Policy Handbook, a resource you may refer to when questions arise about certification program policies or procedures. This document was updated in September 2023.

Newly Certified Welcome Packet

Shortly after earning your globally recognized PHTA certification, you will receive a certification welcome packet that will include:

  • Digital copy of certificate
  • Digital badge
  • Hard copy certificate (to display in your office or store)



Use your certification logo on your website, business cards, social media pages, brochures, and other marketing materials.

If you did not receive your certification logo via email, please contact service@phta.org.

PHTA Members: You can use the PHTA logo in addition to your certification logo. Download the PHTA logo here.

Press Releases


Share the news of your certification by publishing a press release. We have created customizable press release templates you can use for each certification.

  • CPO
  • CMS
  • CST
  • CSP
  • CHTT
  • CPI
  • CRP
  • CBP
  • Advanced CBP
  • Expert CBP
  • Master CBP

If you did not receive a link to the press release template via email, please contact service@phta.org.

Best Practices for Marketing Your Certification

Being a certified professional sets you apart from the competition. Here are some suggestions on how to market your skills, dedication, and commitment to excellence:

  • Use your designation on your business card
  • Showcase your designation on your website
  • Make sure to display your certification designation in your email signature
  • Help your clients understand that you're certified by using your designation badge on your consumer brochures

What PHTA Will Do For You

  • Monthly announcements on our social media accounts congratulating newly certified individuals
  • Feature newly certified individuals in a monthly article in the PHTA Newsletter
  • For CBP and CSP, include you in our searchable database*
    *PHTA members only


Don't let your certification lapse!

CPO certifications are valid for five years from the end of the month of issuance. For example, certifications issued on March 2, 2018, will expire March 31, 2023.

All other PHTA certifications (CMS, CST, CSP, CPI, CHTT, CRP, and CBP) are valid for three years, ending on December 31 of the third year. For example, certifications issued in August 2020 will expire December 31, 2023.

Learn more about the recertification process here.


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