The Committee on Participation and Chairmanship assists the Chair of the Kimberley Process in handling the admission of new participants and advises if a Participant fails to comply with requirements, which can lead to their removal from the scheme.  It also reviews and assesses candidates for the position of Vice-Chair.  The committee's findings are presented at the plenary meeting.  The Participant selected as Vice-Chair becomes Chair the following year.

The Committee on Participation and Chairmanship is made up of previous KP Chairs, representatives of the WDC and civil society coalition. The previous year's KP chair becomes CPC chair the following year.

Composition  
Chair Australia  
Members AngolaBotswana, Canada, the People's Republic of China, the European Union, India, Israel, Namibia, the Russian Federation, Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the World Diamond Council, Civil Society Coalition, African Diamond Producers' Association.  

*The relevant sections of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme document for admission of new participants are II, V (a), VI (8,9)