Character Points are used in the Character Creation process. A fixed number of points are given out to the player who must then choose how to spend them.
How to Calculate Edit
Human characters get 3 extra Character Points.
How to Spend Edit
|1||3 Skill Points
or Increase HP by 1
or Increase any bonus by 1
|2||Increase Base Attack Bonus by 1
or increase base Armor Class by 2
|3||Increase an Attribute by 1
or buy a Feat (though some are cheaper - ask DM)
|Varies||Buy a Special Ability (but confirm with DM first)
Most 3.5 Feats cost 3 CP