The Charter and Digital Badge will be awarded when you meet the following criteria:
If your certification has expired or has been revoked, you will not receive a badge.
When will I receive my Charter?
When will I receive my Digital Badge?
* all deliverables have to be completed to be eligible.
Do my references have to be FDP Charterholders?
- The only requirement for your references is that they have relevant information regarding your professional or academic experience. A recommendation letter is not required, only the contact information including name, title, company/academic institution, e-mail and phone number.
- Candidates can not list themselves as a professional reference.
Can I provide their personal email address?
Can you tell me who will be contacting my professional/educational references, so I can alert them?- We do not contact professional references on a routine basis. However, we reserve the right to contact all references if we perform a random audit.
If you would like to change or review your professional reference information, please send your request to email@example.com
When can I start using the FDP designation?
Do I have to renew my Membership to continue using the FDP designation?
How to Share Your Achievements on Social Media
Celebrate your success as an FDP Charterholder. Follow the Intellectual Property Policy guidelines to properly display your FDP Institute program status on social network sites, in accordance with the Code of Ethics. The FDP Institute protects the designation and programs that you've worked so hard to accomplish by enforcing these Standards.
What is the proper way to use the FDP mark?
How to Share Your Designation on X (formerly Twitter)
You may only include "FDP" after your name if you continue to meet the Charterholder requirements and were awarded the FDP designation.
The FDP designation:
How to Share Your Designation on LinkedIn
Add your FDP designation: