The Certified Credit Executive® (CCE®) is NACM's executive level designation which endorses its achievers as capable of managing the credit function at an executive level. Candidates must pass a rigorous, four-hour exam which tests application skills in the areas of accounting, finance, domestic and international credit concepts, management and law.
Ways to Qualify for the CCE Designation Exam:
Plan A: 10 Years Experience, a Four-year Degree and 125 Career Roadmap Points
Plan C: 15 Years Experience, 57 Years of Age or Older, and 125 Career Roadmap Points
Second Year GSCFM® Students
Upon successfully completing the second year of 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.
CCP HOLDERS (formerly FCI)
Anyone holding the Certified Credit Professional (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 CCP's in light of the intensive course regime and testing process required of them in Canada. Candidates need not complete the Career Roadmap, but must submit a copy of their CCP certificate, along with official college transcripts and a current resume. CCP's who register and apply for the CCE examination must also take and pass the same exam as all domestic candidates.
CCEs 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.) When you reach age 60 (or 55, having formally retired), you should notify the National Education Department so that you may be granted lifetime certification. 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 the NACM-National Convention 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. Recertification information will be mailed to you upon successful completion of the CCE examination.