Maintain and update your knowledge and skills through the extensive range of professional development opportunities offered by AICM.
Participation in professional development programs will contribute to you gaining your Certified Credit Executive (CCE) status.
The CCE program is only offered through AICM. CCE is an award recognising current knowledge and practice in the credit industry and is the AICM’s commitment to maintaining professional excellence in the field of credit management.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND HOW IS CCE ACHIEVED?
AICM members who have held the MICM level of membership for 1 year.
Acquired 100 CCE points.
Passed the CCE online examination and submitted a professional paper. A combined pass mark of 65% is required to achieve CCE status.
Once CCE status is attained, a ‘Certified Credit Executive’ then needs to accumulate a further 30 points over the next 3 years to be re-certified as a CCE. Recertification occurs at 31 August.
By obtaining your CCE you will gain confirmation of your knowledge and experience in credit, you may even brush up on a few areas.
Holding the CCE qualification will raise your level of respect among colleagues in business, credit management and the broader financial community.
CCE is an important catalyst to staff development. It will encourage managers and potential managers to expand their knowledge beyond their particular area of specialisation, whilst continuing to learn and grow in the market place.
CCE tells your employer you are motivated and accomplished together with being up to date in your knowledge of credit management skills. Additionally this indicates you are working to maintain high standards in the credit field.
The basic principle underlying the CCE programme is the recognition of skills, training and education through the allocation and accurate recording of accreditation points also known as CCE points. CCE points can be accumulated for professional and self-development, training, experience in the industry, best practice and, to a limited extent, service to the credit industry.
The fundamental unit of measure used by the Certified Credit Executive programme are CCE points.
CCE points are generally allocated on the basis of one point per hour of training, study and/or professional development as accredited by the Board of the AICM.
There are two pathways to obtaining CCE status.
Option 1 - Online exam and Essay
Candidates sit an on-line exam held over a three day period in September and again in March. The exam comprises ten true / false questions, ten multiple choice and ten short answer questions which cover the fundamentals of credit management.
Exam questions are based on current practice and legislative and regulatory provisions which will be sourced from AICM magazines, going back no more than three years and AICM national seminars.
On successful completion of the on-line exam candidates will be required to submit a written essay on a given credit topic. The candidate will have 5 months to complete the essay.
The CCE assessment program is designed to provide the opportunity for experienced credit professionals to demonstrate what they know and to demonstrate they hold the level of knowledge and understanding expected of the CCE designation.
This pathway is ideal for those that prefer essay writing over a formal classroom style exam and/or have a specific rather than full function credit management experience.
Option 2 - 3 hour Classroom Style Exam
Candidates sit a paper based supervised exam held in September and again in March. The exam comprises ten true / false questions, ten multiple choice and ten short answer questions.
Exam questions are based on current practice and legislative and regulatory provisions which will be sourced from AICM magazines, going back no more than three years and AICM national seminars. The exam covers all facets of credit management with emphasis on demonstrating practical application of credit principles.
The exam is open book with candidates able to access online sources such as the AICM magazines and articles.
CCE status is achieved as a result of passing this exam.
A mock exam is available here
How to prepare
Candidates are advised to prepare by reviewing the back issues of Credit Management in Australia and reminded that it is their knowledge and experience gained through years of participation at AICM activities and as a practising credit professional that is being validated by this exam.
Ready to start?
Registration will open 3 weeks prior to the exams held in March and September each year. If you would like to register your interest now email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is designed to recognise and ensure the ongoing maintenance of professional competence in credit management.
AICM seminars provide professional development opportunities that not only enhance a participant’s knowledge and skills but also provide an opportunity to accumulate AICM membership points and CCE points.