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 20 Education and 20 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've been earning points to renew my CICP designation. Can I use those points to renew my ICCE?
Only those points earned after January 1, 2012 will be accepted. This will ensure fairness for anyone renewing or applying for their ICCE. However, FCIB will always examine any individual circumstances placed before the Education Department.
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 20 education points and 20 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 you apply for your CICP on January 1, 2012, the points you earned in 2010 and 2011 will be accepted.
If I earn more than 40 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 20 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?
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How often do I need to renew my ICCE designation?
The ICCE designation is valid for two years. ICCE holders must submit a certification application by December 1st at the end of the second year in which the designation was awarded. If you earned your designation in 2012, then you must submit the completed certification application by Dec 1, 2013.
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.
I'm a member of the domestic credit association in my country. Does this qualify for participation points?
Yes! Your membership in FCIB qualifies for participation points. Your membership in a domestic credit association in your country of residence also qualifies for participation points. Participation is key to the ICCE.
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?