Monday, December 18, 2006

Article Alert: SCCE's CCEP in ethikos

Hot on the heels of the "Voices of Experience" article in ethikos, you will find another article in that publication from us.

The article, written by Joshua Leet, presents information about SCCE's new Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification program. The article doesn't mention Working for Integrity, but it does address one of our publisher's programs and compare it to some other certifications out there. Also, many of you entering the field may choose to sit for the credential at some point in your career.

We have included a brief excerpt below in which SCCE CEO Roy Snell discusses the difficulty of the exam.

“We are not testing things that you cannot find in any good compliance and ethics training program found anywhere in the country. We are not testing anything that you cannot find in good compliance and ethics manuals and books. We’re testing the profession, and there’s a lot of great training and education that one can find. And frankly, if you have been in the compliance and ethics industry for a few years, reading and going to training and working in a compliance and ethics program, you shouldn’t have a lot of trouble with this exam.”

The CCEP certification is based on the compliance elements as described in the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations, so if the individual taking the test understands the basics of a compliance program, Snell says, “They’ll have a good shot at passing the exam.”

The article will likely appear in the January/February issue of ethikos. The title may yet change, so we will bring you more definite information once the article is out.