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Increase your knowledge, enhance your skills and earn a credential signifying professional competence.


As the cooperative’s voice during times of both calm and crisis, the communicator plays a strategic role at the co-op and needs a voice within its leadership. The Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC) program supports this critical role by providing co-op communicators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively communicate and increase their visibility within the co-op and community.

The CCC program is a cohort-based blended learning program (a mixture of online and in-person instruction). In addition to receiving over 110 hours of instruction, CCC cohorts will build strong, long-lasting relationships that they will carry with them throughout their careers. Upon graduation, participants will have developed valuable work products, such as a strategic communication plan, crisis communication plan or marketing and branding guide they can implement immediately at their co-op.

What you will learn
  • Move from a task-oriented practitioner to a strategic thinker, planner and contributor.

  • Learn strategic communication skills to advocate for the co-op form of business and the advancement of the co-op network.

  • Develop a professional network of strategic communicators for the purpose of knowledge sharing, collaboration and crisis alliance.

  • Build a strategic plan that will be implementation-ready for your organization on completion of your course.

Why Participate in This Program?
Build Your Network and Apply What You Have Learned!
  • Participants of the CCC program will attend courses specifically designed for the work they perform at their co-op.

  • Cohorts benefit from idea sharing and networking with their classmates from across the country.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they've learned to a final project: a strategic communication plan, crisis communication plan or marketing and branding guide.

  • The project is designed to benefit the participant and their co-op with a plan that can be implemented immediately upon graduation.

Who Should Participate?

Employees of NRECA member systems performing communications and marketing-related work in the electric cooperative industry.



*The 5000-level courses taken as part of the CCC program also apply towards your CCEP Certification.



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  • Travel, hotel and parking expenses are not included.

  • Fluno Center breakfast and high-speed internet included each day.


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