Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) Credential

The Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) is the credential for mid-level practitioners reflecting your dedication to professional development and your competency in the fundamentals of climate change preparedness and strategic planning.  A combination of related work experience and completion of all core curriculum courses and elective requirements is required for this designation.

The Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential is currently available for practitioners across all sectors and professional functions, and will also be a stepping stone to the higher level CC-O® credential, which will be unveiled in late 2017.

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Pre-requisites:

  • Masters or post-graduate degree
  • 2+ years working extensively on climate change, sustainability or related initiatives
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  • Four-year degree
  • 4+ years working extensively on climate change, sustainability or related initiatives
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  • Secondary (high school) degree
  • 7+ years working extensively on climate change, sustainability or related initiatives

Why Should I Become a Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®)?

As the implications of climate change on operations, missions and organizational interests, demand for skilled and seasoned professionals able to integrate an understanding of climate change and related response strategies into decision-making across professional functions will surge.

As a Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®), you can work in virtually any industry or professional function, and will be a highly valued asset who provides substantive capacity to support the organization's efforts toward climate preparedness and reducing its emissions in a dynamically changing global environment.

The Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) signifies that you have developed the fundamentals skills and knowledge to effectively support climate change initiatives and connects you to the premier community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide.

Employers Benefit, Too!

How do you know your organization has the right people, with the right skills, in the right parts of the organization to effectively implement climate change initiatives? Which applicants should you be interviewing and hiring? How do you get the right training for someone already charged with this work?

The Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) designation informs recruiting efforts, job descriptions and qualifications, and required training.  Finding a candidate with the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) designation allows you to identify professionals who have been recognized by their peers and the premier community of practice as having the skills, knowledge and experience critical to success.  Alternatively, you can use the credentialing requirements to procure the right training for your personnel.

Who Should Apply?

  • If you’re an experienced manager or executive responsible for driving climate change, resilience, sustainability or environmental initiatives, then the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) is the right choice for you. In the next year, we'll add the officer level designation, which will require passing through the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) as a stepping stone.
  • If you're a professional working extensively on climate preparedness, energy efficiency & continuity, renewable energy, resilience, adaptation or supply chain sustainability, the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) is a valuable enhancement and the supporting training will better prepare you to lead on integrating climate change.
  • If you're a service provider or non-profit professional working on climate change or related considerations, the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) ensures recognition that you've developed the competencies and knowledge to best support your clients and mission activities.

 

Related Resources

Certified Climate Change Professional® Credential for Other Occupations

ACCO has been developing credentials for mid-level practitioners in fields such as energy and supply chain management, architecture and civil engineering.  We hope to unveil those credentials in 2017-2018 in collaboration with corresponding peer professional associations.

About the Certified Climate Change Officer® (CC-O®) Credential

The officer level designation, the Certified Climate Change Officer® (CC-O®) is still in development and will open for testing in late 2017 or early 2018.