ACCO has established a suite of credentials bestowing recognition of capabilities in leading and implementing climate change strategies. Our credentials serve the climate leader in an organization, a mid-level practitioner aspiring to be a climate change officer, or a professional working in another occupation.  ACCO credentials fall into three categories:

  1. Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®)

  2. Certified Climate Change Officer® (CC-O®)

  3. Credentials for Other Occupations


Certified Climate Change Professional®
(CC-P
®)

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 is also a mandatory stepping stone for the CC-O®.

Certified Climate Change® Credential for Other Occupations (coming soon)

ACCO has been developing credentials for mid-level practitioners in fields such as energy and supply chain management, architecture and civil engineering.  We aim to unveil those credentials in 2018-2019 in collaboration with corresponding peer professional associations.  The first of these credentials to be established will be oriented toward the following occupations:

  • Supply Chain & Procurement (CC-PSP®)
  • Energy Management (CC-EM®)
  • Planning & Civil Engineering (CC-PCE®)
  • Risk Management (CC-RM®)
  • Financial Management (CC-FM®)
  • City/County Management (CC-CM®)

Earning the CC-P® will satisfy many, but not all, of the requirements for credentials in this category.  Details will be published here in Summer/Fall 2018.

Certified Climate Change Officer®
(CC-O®)
 (coming soon)

The Certified Climate Change Officer® (CC-O®) is the master-level credential underscoring one's ability to oversee enterprise climate strategies and drive related action within an organization. A combination of extensive related work experience and completion of all core curriculum courses and elective requirements is required for this designation.

Conferring of the CC-O® credential will not be available until Fall 2017.  Earning the CC-P® will be a required stepping stone for satisfying CC-O® requirements, which will be published shortly.