Beyond the CICP: The International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE)
Over half of FCIB’s CICPs currently maintain their designation status by earning the required continuing professional development or education points. Within this majority, many have expressed the desire for yet another means through which they can advance their career and standing within the international trade credit and finance area.
For these professionals, FCIB is pleased to present its new designation, the International Certified Credit ExecutiveSM (ICCESM). As the name implies, this executive-level designation has been created for international credit and risk analysis professionals who are ready to make an impact on the world stage by excelling beyond their CICP designation.
ICCE candidates and holders are those interested in engaging the global credit community and who place a high value on continuing education as a means to securing the information and knowledge necessary to maintain their executive status. As a member of this global community, ICCEs participate in their associations by either serving on committees, work groups or completing surveys, answering questions posted on the FCIB Discussion Board or LinkedIn page or taking a leadership role by serving as a panelist or speaker.
YOU MUST BE A CICP TO OBTAIN AN ICCE DESIGNATION.
To apply, download the ICCE Certification Application
The ICCE Explained
Two key and equally-weighted components comprise the ICCE designation: EDUCATION and PARTICIPATION. ICCE holders embrace education as the key to staying on the cutting edge of global commercial and risk management practices and information. In addition, they are visible leaders of the global credit community through participation.
A candidate must obtain the CICP before the ICCE. To earn this academic-based designation, candidates must take and pass FCIB’s International Credit and Risk Management online course. Recertifying for the CICP will no longer be required; the designation is now earned for life.
A CICP holder must earn 40 ICEU points (20 education and 20 participation) in two years to achieve the ICCE level. The same process—40 ICEU points in two years—maintains the ICCE designation recertification. This ensures that ICCE holders remain active and committed to their profession and to keeping their knowledge current.
ICEU 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:
National Association of Credit Management educational events which 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 (in the holder’s own country).
ICCE applicants and current holders will need to to show evidence of 20 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:
Conferences (one-and-a-half days) I.C.E., Global, European
Export Regulations & Compliance online course
Foreign Exchange Management online course
1 point = 1 hour
FCIB webinar – three days, 60 minutes each
FCIB webinar – two days, 60 minutes each
FCIB webinar – one day, 60 minutes
Teleconference – one day, 60 minutes
Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management International (GSCFMI)
As an executive-level designation, the requirement to participate and share expertise is critical. ICCE candidates will need to illustrate their willingness to be an engaged international credit professional, 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.
FCIB Discussion Board (formerly the Members’ Forum) contributions
Participating either as a speaker, presenter or panelist at conferences
Completing FCIB surveys
Webinars and FCIB's Webinar Library
Teaching and leadership
Service on committees, the FCIB Board or the 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
4 points per year
National association membership (members who belong to registered domestic credit institutes or credit associations,governed by a constitution and set of laws and code of conduct, within their own countries)
2 points per year
4 points for every two hour presentation
FCIB Engagement (Board of Advisors, European Advisory Council or committee service)
By attending an FCIB-sponsored event, ICCE holders and candidates are awarded both participation and education “advantage points,” thereby effectively “doubling” the point earned by attending FCIB events. These advantage points are not available to those attending other non-FCIB events.
Here are some examples of how ICEU points can be earned by a typical ICCE candidate over a two-year period (example certification period shown below is, January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013):
ICCE Requirements: Candidates for the ICCE and ICCE Recertification
A total of 40 ICEU points (20 education and 20 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 $150 and the recertification fee is $150 every two years.
CICPs who were granted the ICCE designation in January 2012 will need to recertify in December 2013 and every 2 years thereafter.
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, 2013, points must have been earned in 2011 and 2012 (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.
Simply complete the ICCE Certification Application in the provided MS Word format. We recommend saving a working copy on your computer desktop as well as printing a hard copy for travelling purposes to update as needed. Additionally, print a completed version and keep it in your files. Upon completing the application and attaching all documentation (such as documentation about non-FCIB events claimed), submit it by email to email@example.com, by fax to +410-740-5574 or by mail to: