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ICCE Requirements: Candidates for the ICCE and ICCE Recertification

A total of 20 points (10 education and 10 participation) is needed to both qualify as an ICCE candidate and to recertify.

To apply, candidates must complete an application fee. To maintain ICCE status, ICCEs must recertify every two years. The initial application fee is $200 and the recertification fee is $200 every two years.

First-time ICCE applicants (with a CICP) may apply at anytime. Points must have been earned within the previous 24 months of the date of application. For example, if a candidate applies for the ICCE designation on January 1, 2015, points must have been earned in 2013 and 2014 (the prior 24 months) to be accepted.

ICCEs may request an extension to their recertification period if extenuating circumstances have hindered the ability to meet the recertification requirements. Extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Recertification applications received up to 30 days late will be processed, but will incur a $25 late fee. ICCEs filing under an approved extension may also be subject to the late fee.

ICCE recertification will be required every two years, until the holder reaches retirement age, which is determined by the prevailing retirement age in the holder's country of residency or upon notification that the holder is no longer working/has retired full time.

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As an executive-level designation, the requirement to participate and share expertise is critical. ICCE candidates will need to illustrate their willingness to be engaged international credit professionals, thereby strengthening both the executive and the FCIB association. Participation must be related to international business credit or global financial management and should be at an advanced level.

Participation points will be awarded for:

  • FCIB membership
  • FCIB Discussion Board contributions
  • Participating either as a speaker, presenter or panelist at conferences
  • Completing FCIB surveys
  • Workshops/Roundtables
  • Webinars, including FCIB's On-Demand Webinars
  • Teaching and leadership
  • Service on committees, the FCIB Board of Advisors or the European Advisory Council
  • Services within a credit management institute or association of the applicant's respective country


Point offerings will be displayed on conference, seminar, workshop and webinar material. As new offerings evolve, they will be weighted for participation points. Here's a sample listing of the point value for participation:

Type of Participation

Points

FCIB membership

1 year = 2 points

Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management International (GSCFMI)

10 points

FCIB International Credit and Risk Management Summit or FCIB Global conference


5 points


Seminars, Workshops, or Roundtables

full day = 2 points
half-day = 1 point

FCIB or NACM Speaker, Presenter or Panelist

3 points

FCIB Webinars or Teleconferences

1 hour = 1 point

FCIB Executive Service

1 year = 2 points

Participation in FCIB's monthly Credit & Collections survey and NACM's CMI survey.

1 survey = ¼ point

Instructor

5 points

FCIB Discussion Board Participation

1 post = ½ point

Contribution to FCIB Shared Resources

1 point

Earned honors, awards or achievements

1 point

A total of 20 points achieved within a two-year period is needed to qualify for the ICCE designation. Recertification is required every two years and is based on the 20 point system.

The points are evenly divided: 10 points come from education and 10 come from participation:

 

ICCE: 20 Total Points

Categories

Points

Education Points

10 points

Participation Points

10 points

GRAND TOTAL

20 points


Points may not be brought forward into a new recertification period. Although not anticipated, failure to meet the ICCE recertification requirements will result in forfeiting the ICCE designation.

Education points may be earned by participating in a variety of educational events related to international business credit or global financial management. The educational component must be related to international business credit or global financial management and should be at an advanced level. Although not comprehensive, the following qualify for education points:

  • FCIB webinars and teleconferences, including FCIB On-Demand Webinars
  • FCIB conferences (US and European)
  • Roundtables
  • FCIB members only teleconferences
  • National Association of Credit Management educational events that focus on international trade credit/trade finance
  • Attending the events of other professional credit management institutions or association events with a focus on international trade credit/trade finance

ICCE applicants and current holders will need to to show evidence of 10 continuing education hours in any two-year period.

FCIB events will be prequalified with points clearly calculated and displayed. While FCIB prefers that ICCEs attend FCIB events, all internationally-focused, advanced education may fulfill the education requirement based on parity with other types of events attended by the member, with proper documentation.

Qualifying FCIB events and the value of ICCE education ICEU points assigned:

Event

ICEU Points

Advanced-Level Courses

1 credit hour = 1 point

Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management International (GSCFMI)

10 points

FCIB International Credit and Risk Management Summit or FCIB Global conference

5 points

Seminars, Workshops, or Roundtables

full day = 2 points
half-day = 1 point

Speaker, Presenter, or Panelist

1 hour = 2 points

FCIB Webinars or Teleconferences

1 hour = 1 point

Publication of a credit-related article in Week in Review, Business Credit magazine, or any international credit-related magazine or newsletter

2 points

Participation in FCIB's monthly Credit & Collections survey and NACM's CMI survey.

1 survey = ¼ point

Do I have to be an FCIB member to be eligible to apply for the ICCE?

No, you do not need to be an FCIB member to seek the ICCE designation. However, members receive preferred pricing on all educational offerings.

 

I have not earned my CICP; can I apply to become an ICCE?

No, because the CICP designation is a prerequisite to the ICCE designation. For more information about how to become a CICP, please click here.

 

I'm a CICP and I'd like to advance my career by applying for and earning the ICCE. How do I know if I qualify?

Begin by reviewing your level of participation and continuing education for the past two years. The ICCE designation was created for those executives who are willing to make an impact on the world stage; ICCE candidates participate in the association, either serving on committees, work groups or simply by completing surveys, posting answers to questions posted on the FCIB Discussion Board, or taking a leadership role by serving as a panelist or speaker. ICCE candidates place a high value on continuing education to fulfill their desire to remain at the cutting edge of information and knowledge.

ICCE candidates must show evidence of having earned 10 Education and 10 Participation points over the course of two years. Download and complete a copy of the application; ICCE designation candidates participate in their association by completing surveys, posting and responding to questions on the FCIB Discussion Board (members only), attending conferences, participating in seminars, and sharing expertise through committee service or speaking.

 

How do I earn Education and Participation Points?

The ICCE designation was created for those executives who are willing to make an impact on the world stage; ICCE candidates participate in the association, either serving on committees, work groups or simply by completing surveys, posting answers to questions posted on the FCIB Discussion Board, or taking a leadership role by serving as a panelist or speaker. ICCE candidates place a high value on continuing education to fulfill their desire to remain at the cutting edge of information and knowledge. Click here for more information on Education points and Participation points.

 

I received an ICCE designation certificate and I don't remember applying for this designation. How did I earn the ICCE designation?

At the direction of the FCIB Board of Advisors, the CICP designation was rightly changed into a lifetime designation. Because the CICP designation is earned based on an academic achievement, no recertification is required. All CICPs who reached beyond the initial CICP designation by recertifying at least once were awarded the new FCIB ICCE designation.

 

I earned the CICP designation and recertified my CICP designation one time. I then allowed my CICP to lapse after that. Am I eligible for the ICCE designation?

Yes! First, it's important to know that the CICP designation a lifetime achievement, with no recertification required. In recognition of your previous commitment to self-improvement by recertification, you will receive the ICCE, too. However, you will need to apply for ICCE recertification every two (2) years.

 

I plan to apply for the ICCE designation next year. What should I do?

Start by evaluating your level of participation and education. To become more engaged, contact any member of the FCIB team to express an interest in volunteering for Committee Work. Share your expertise by completing Monthly Surveys, such as the monthly Credit & Collections Survey, and regularly visit the online FCIB Knowledge Center and LinkedIn site. Participate in FCIB's benefit of membership audio teleconference presentations each quarter – it's a great way to stay informed. Plan to attend one of FCIB's conferences and make the decision to become part of the conference content planning committee!

You'll earn EDUCATION and PARTICIPATION points through your engagement. You'll need to earn 10 education points and 10 participation points to apply for the ICCE designation. Of course, your education and participation points earned in the two-year period up to the point of submitting your ICCE application are valid.

 

If I earn more than 20 points in a two (2) year recertification period, may I carry over the extra points into the next recertification period?

No, points earned in each two year period may not be carried over but FCIB will always consider individual circumstances. FCIB's mission is to assist all applicants in getting the most from their continuing professional development, so please do not hesitate to discuss this with a member of the FCIB team.

 

I've earned more than 10 points in one category but I do not have enough points in the other category. Can points be transferred between categories?

No, because it is important that both education and participation point categories are equally supported and encouraged. Participation points may not be substituted for education points nor may education points be substituted for participation points. You must meet the minimum requirements for each category.

 

How do I renew by ICCE designation, how do I recertify?

ICCE recertification is accomplished by completing and submitting a recertification application. Complete the form, detailing your participation and education history and send it with the $200 recertification fee by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can send the form by fax to +410-740-5574 or by mail to:

FCIB Global
8840 Columbia 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045

 

How often do I need to renew my ICCE designation?

The ICCE designation is valid for two years.

 

My company is an FCIB member and my boss is the named member; may I claim points for FCIB membership too?

No, FCIB membership points are awarded only to the named individual member. Named members receive daily Strategic Briefs, access to the Members Only area on the FCIB website and other benefits which give them access to continuing professional development. FCIB offers a discount for the second, third person from the same company. There's even two corporate memberships available to accommodate staff of 10 or 15. If you are interested in becoming a named member, consider expanding your membership by adding yourself to your established membership.

 

Is it possible to earn points by attending or participating in non-FCIB events?

Yes, education is education. All topics related to international business credit and global financial management qualify for education points. When attending an event not sponsored by FCIB, you'll need to attach information about the event you've attended such as a description about the educational content and the speaker. You'll also need to document your attendance at the event by attaching a copy of the attendance roster. All non-FCIB programs are subject to evaluation.

 

I'm a CCE. May I use the same events I used for my CCE renewal/certification for my ICCE renewal/certification?

Yes, provided that the educational event you attended was related to international business credit and global financial management. You will be required to provide documentation of your attendance at programs not sponsored by FCIB. Be sure to submit comprehensive information about any non-FCIB program you are claiming on your form; we'll need to see the program and a program description. It's helpful to include the program attendance roster to show your participation. Of course, all submissions are subject to verification.

 

How do I pay the certification/renewal fee?

You can pay the certification/renewal fee by credit card, check or wire transfer. Please note that all credit card transaction receipts display the name of FCIB's parent company, National Association of Credit Management/NACM.

 

In order for my company to pay for the ICCE application or renewal fee, an invoice is required. How do I obtain an invoice?

FCIB will be pleased to provide you with an invoice upon request. Simply send an email to FCIB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an invoice.