NACM Brochures 2017 NACM Professional Certification Program - Page 5

Certified Credit Executive ® The Certified Credit Executive ® (CCE ® ) is NACM’s highest designation that endorses its achievers as capable of managing the credit function at an executive level. Candidates must pass a rigorous exam that tests application skills in the areas of accounting, finance, domestic and international credit concepts, management and law. CCE ® s are required to recertify every three years, further endorsing their commitment to continuing education, self-improvement and advancement in the business credit profession. CCE ® : Plan A Plan A requires the applicant to have earned a four-year college degree from an accredited institution, in addition to 10 years of experience in credit or financial management and 125 Career Roadmap points. CCE : Plan B ® Plan B is an alternative option for candidates who may not have been in credit for 10 years. This plan is designed for candidates who show the determination to pursue continuing education and higher career goals at a faster pace. You must have successfully earned the CBA SM and CBF SM designations and submit a Career Roadmap showing 125 documented points. CCE ® : Plan C Plan C is an alternative designed for candidates 57 years of age or older, who may not have earned a degree from a four-year college or university, and have at least 15 years of experience in credit or financial management and 125 Roadmap points. Second Year GSCFM ® Students Upon successfully completing the second year of the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management® program, students may take the CCE ® designation exam. The standard application requirements are waived, though these students must take and pass the CCE ® exam to earn the designation. For more information visit the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management ® . CCP (FCI) Holders Anyone holding the Certified Credit Professional (CCP), (formerly FCI) certification, Canada’s credit designation, who would like to become a CCE should register and apply for the CCE designation. Roadmap points and work experience qualifications will be waived for all CCPs in light of the intensive course regime and testing process required of them in Canada. Candidates need n ot complete the Career Roadmap but must submit a copy of the certificate attesting to CCP designation, official college transcripts and a current resume. CCPs who register and apply for the CCE ® examination must also take and pass the same exam as all domestic candidates. CCE Recertification CCE ® s must apply for recertification every three years until age 60 (or until age 55 and have officially retired from the credit and financial management field). During each three-year period, a total of six recertification points must be earned. Three of the six points must be participation points and the other three (or 30 hours) must be continuing education points. Participation points are awarded for your NACM membership, attendance at NACM-National’s Credit Congress and other activities. Recertification education points can be earned by completing a select number of self-study courses or attending advanced level continuing education programs. View or download the CCE ® Recertification Form. When you reach age 60 (or age 55 and have formally retired), you should notify the NACM-National Education Department so that you may be granted lifetime certification. To be eligible for lifetime certification, your CCE ® designation must be in good standing. Is the Career Roadmap really required? Yes, the Roadmap is required if you are pursuing either the CBF SM or CCE ® designation. The Roadmap documents your work experience, CEUs, course work and involve- ment with NACM and its Affiliates. If you are pursuing your CBA SM or CCRA SM , it is not required. 5