This comment was posted during the CEPA webinar on licensure & reimbursement (Jan 2021). It is important to understand that outside of government regulation of CEPs (eg, licensure law), certification is voluntary. It is up to the employer to decide if it is meaningful for their staff to have earned a given certification, such as ACSM's CEP. In addition, the employer determines the job responsibilities for their CEPs. These responsibilities do not need to align with the ACSM CEP certification.