to see process you follow to earn the CCC designation.
It begins with an application. Once your application has been approved, you have 24 months in which to complete the CCC certification program, which consists of passing the Portfolio of Work and a written examination.
Once you get your certification, you are required to pay an annual professional fee and fulfill a continuing education requirement.
Hear what co-op CEOs have to say about the value of the certification
“The CCC designation is extremely valuable—not because having it guarantees success or even suggests that you are better than anyone who doesn't have the designation. It’s valuable because it does guarantee that the communicator has been through a rigorous certification process and demonstrates a level of commitment to their cooperative, their profession, and themselves to always improve.”
“Given the choice in hiring, I would pick the person with the CCC credential.”
“The CCC designation demonstrates commitment by the communicator and the cooperative that communications is a priority in all aspects of serving members.”
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