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Maintaining a CCE designation

Every five years Certified Chamber Executives are offered the opportunity to maintain their CCE designations by documenting ongoing involvement in the chamber industry through professional development and professional excellence. This process is called The CCE Maintenance Program. The CCE Maintenance Program is designed to ensure that the quality of the designation is upheld and that active Certified Chamber Executives are upholding the CCE Code of Ethics.

Maintenance steps:

  • Maintenance notice: ACCE will mail reminder notices to CCEs during the year that their current CCE designation is about to expire, along with an invoice for payment of the CCE renewal fee.
  • Maintenance points: To maintain the CCE designation, a Certified Chamber Executive must accumulate a minimum of 15 points earned via professional development or professional excellence. These points must be detailed on a CCE Maintenance Points Form and submitted to ACCE with payment of the renewal fee. 
  • CCE maintenance documents: To renew, Certified Chamber Executives should submit the following:
    • A completed CCE Maintenance Points Form should be sent to Monique Bailey at mbailey@acce.org.
    • A renewal fee of $250 for members and $300 for non-members. 
      • To pay online, use the link that will be sent to you with your CCE renewal invoice.
      • Alternatively, you may mail your recertification fee of $250 to ACCE Lockbox - P.O. Box 79245 Baltimore, MD 21279-0245.

Credit hours for CCE maintenance:

There are a variety of ways to accumulate the required 15 hours of continuing professional education for CCE maintenance, including the following:

Education

  • Undergraduate and graduate business courses related to chamber management
    (3 points each/6 points maximum)
  • ACCE annual convention (5 points each/15 points maximum)
  • Chamber management conference/seminar (3 points each/12 points maximum)
  • State/regional chamber conferences/seminars (e.g., regional seminars, state meetings, ACCE sales or events trainings) (3 points each/12 points maximum)
  • ACCE webinars (1 point each/8 points maximum)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization Management (5 points each year for 6-year program/30 point maximum and 7 points per year for 4-year program/28 points maximum)
  • Professional certifications earned (e.g., CAE, CPA) (5 points each/10 points maximum)

Professional contributions

  • Instructor, facilitator, class advisor, seminar or workshop leader at ACCE, state/regional chamber associations, related chamber/association management organizations/institutions, and other chambers   (5 points each/15 points maximum)
  • Authorship of articles(s) published in chamber/association management journal, handbook, book or newsletter (Article cannot be a community based or an article produced as part of your job description) (5 points each/10 points maximum)

Professional leadership

  • BOD Officer (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, etc.)
    • National (20 points each/40 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (15 points/45 maximum)
    • National (10 points each/15 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (5 points/15 maximum)
    •  Chamber Related:
    • Civic Related 
  • Board member
    • National (10 points each/20 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (5 points/10 points maximum)
    • National (5 points each/15 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (3 points/12 points maximum)
    • Chamber Related:
    • Civic Related 
  • Committee/task force Chairperson  or Officer
    • National (5 points each/10 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (3 points/9 points maximum)
    • National (5 points each/15 points maximum)
    • State/Regional/Local (3 points each/12 points maximum)
    • Chamber Related:
    • Civic Related 

Professional awards

National/State/Regional/Local Service Awards/Honors (1 point each/5 points maximum)

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