Individuals employed in a credit-related position or aspiring to a career in credit are encouraged to enroll in the program. Recognizing that many organizations seek to hire CCP graduates or students for credit positions, the Credit Institute allows enrollment in its certification program even before obtaining related employment.
New students are advised to register early to ensure time for transcript evaluation, software setup and computer skill development. Applications are accepted until the identified deadline dates. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the Credit Institute and will be subject to a late processing fee of $50 (plus HST).
A Credit Specialist Certificate is the first step in the pursuit of the CCP designation. Students achieve the credit Specialist Certificate by successfully completing the following courses:
- Fundamentals in Business
- Credit Management
- Managing Credit with Information Technology I
- Canadian Credit Law
Three years of practical work experience in a credit position and CIC membership are required.
Successful completion of the CCP Program requires commitment, self-discipline, organization and planning.
The entire program is designed for online delivery. The use of Internet/web-based technologies provides students with a wide range of support opportunities, including access to an online course tutor and study group. The program is administered through four sessions per academic year. It is suggested that students enroll in at least three of these sessions per year.
Each CCP course incorporates weekly lessons. Online assignments and quizzes evaluate students' progress and are assessed for up to 50% of the final course grade. For information on specific course and other assignment related details, consult the Student Handbook .
Minimum Passing Grade
A three-hour examination is written at the end of each course. The final mark for a course is calculated as a combination of marks obtained on term assignments and the final exam. The minimum passing grade is 65%.
Recommended Computer System
Windows 7 or
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 or 2010
Acrobat Reader 10.x
Windows Media Player 11.x
Adobe Flash Player (most up-to-date version)
RealPlayer (most up-to-date version)
Textbook material on publishers’ websites may require additional software be installed.