There is an annual maintenance fee of $130 that is required to maintain your CUSP credential. The first CUSP annual maintenance fee is due one year after you earn your CUSP credential. You will receive an email reminder when your CUSP annual maintenance fee is due.
Please note that this payment is not the same as the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership (USOLN) membership fee, which is optional. The USOLN membership fee is also due annually for USOLN members.
All CUSP credential holders are required to participate in continuing professional development activities. A point system has been developed to track continuing professional development hours.
View the CUSP Points Maintenance Guidelines below for detailed information about the recertification activity types and required documentation to submit to earn CUSP points.
As you complete the continuing professional development activities, fill out the CUSP Points Request Form by downloading the PDF or submitting your request online.
After you submit the form with proper documentation, you will be sent an acknowledgment that the form has been received.
Within 5 business days, you will receive confirmation via email detailing the number of CUSP points that were awarded.
Earn up to 10 CUSP points when you attend a 2-day Frontline Utility Leadership Class
Earn 1 CUSP Point for each course for credit you complete when you subscribe to iPi's online learning platform.
Earn up to 5 CUSP points when you join the article / newsletter writing committee