Students achieve the Certified Credit Professional (CCP) designation by successfully completing the following requirements:
- Complete 8 courses
- 5 years of practicum in a credit position
- CCP membership dues
Credit professionals maintain their designation by earning Professional Development Points.
- 100 PDP points every 3 year period after graduation
No experience in credit?
Recognizing that many organizations seek to hire CCP graduates or students for credit positions, the Credit Institute allows enrollment in its certification program even before obtaining related employment.
A Credit Specialist Certificate is the first step in the pursuit of the CCP designation. Students achieve the credit Specialist Certificate by successfully completing the following courses:
- Fundamentals in Business
- Credit Management
- Managing Credit with Information Technology I
- Canadian Credit Law
Three years of practical work experience in a credit position and CIC membership are required.
Successful completion of the CCP Program requires commitment, self-discipline, organization and planning.
The entire program is designed for online delivery. The use of Internet/web-based technologies provides students with a wide range of support opportunities, including access to an online course tutor and study group. The program is administered through four sessions per academic year. It is suggested that students enroll in at least three of these sessions per year.
Each CCP course incorporates weekly lessons. Online assignments and quizzes evaluate students' progress and are assessed for up to 50% of the final course grade. For information on specific course and other assignment related details, consult the Student Handbook .
Minimum Passing Grade
A three-hour examination is written at the end of each course. The final mark for a course is calculated as a combination of marks obtained on term assignments and the final exam. The minimum passing grade is 65%.