What is the CCE Certification?
For individuals who are highly experienced in claims consultancy, the Claims Consulting Expert (CCE) certification provides them with the opportunity to progress into a senior consultant role. This is a more advanced certification than the CCP.This certification gives those who hold it an expert level of skill in advanced elements of claims such as effective claims preparation and complex dispute resolution as well as expert witness services.CCEs also have the skills to be more involved in preparing effective claims with a strong legal involvement and to incorporate quantum analysis. CCEs will likely have the skills to have more responsibility within the business than those who are CCPs and may have the task of leading those they supervise.
Why Should You Choose the CCE?
The CCE certification will allow you to promptly progress into senior levels of claims consulting. By earning this certification, you will likely not only increase your salary, but also your job satisfaction, particularly if you are responsible for leading a team. Although experience alone in a business is valuable, the extra acknowledgement of the certification shows that you have continued to update and add to your professional skills, keeping up with the standards that are required in a senior role. In addition, you will be broadening your horizons within the consultancy area and will have the skillset to face new and exciting challenges, which will enhance all areas of your professional development. With a CCE certification, you will eventually be in a position to earn your claims consulting master certification.
Why Are Businesses Looking for CCEs?
The expert level of skill that the CCE certification presents is highly desirable to businesses. They want to invest in the right people to protect their business from losses and to effectively resolve disputes. Those who commit to further certifications offer proof that they are highly involved in self-development and would be equally dedicated to a business as well. The CCE shows an elevated standard of claims consulting, which is necessary for some of the more high-risk construction projects.
How to Get the CCE Certification
To obtain your CCE certification you must complete the four courses and then pass an examination with a score of 50 percent and above. Each course module with cover a different area of expert claims consulting. After completing the course, you can apply to take the exam through CMI. Once you pass and upgrade your membership, you will receive your certification.
The open-book exam will include four different questions designed to assess your understanding of the four different course aspects you have learned. The exam is less academic and includes more practical questions designed for real-life, on-the-job situations. Please note that you must pass the exam with 50% in order to be awarded the CCE.
The course is taught by claims consulting professionals or those who have extensive experience in this area. It will be taught by the CMI and their approved partners through live online sessions.Those lessons and other learning materials can also be accessed through a learning portal, so you can study at your own pace, on your own schedule.
To prepare you for the examination, you will learn 4 different courses.
Who Should Apply?
- Three years of industry related experience along with a relevant college/university degree; or
- A CCP certification with one year of post-qualification experience; and.
- Adherence to CMI’s Ethics in Construction Management
With regards to payment, you have two options. You can pay the full amount in one lump sum payment or by our monthly direct debit payment plan. Please see below for fees:
- Total fee - $1,980.00 ($393.00 savings than monthly payment plan); or
- Monthly direct debit plan - Upfront fee of $339 and a monthly direct debit of $339 for 6 consecutive months (from Month 1 to Month 6 – total 6 payments)
Additional Information and FAQs
Your CCE certification is valid for three years, and can be renewed every three years by taking a CEU (Continuing Education Unit).
- • The enrolment of the course and exam is valid for maximum of 3 years from the first payment made, the course must be completed in this time period.
- • Applying for regular membership once you have passed the exam is compulsory to receive the certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the course? The duration of the course will be 6 months. This will include live lectures, but you will be required to complete some independent study prior to taking the exam (open book online exam) also. Can I follow the program if I work full-time? Yes, the course is flexible and offered through live online lectures. The lecturers will be scheduled at weekends. This means you can take the course and work full-time. If you miss any of the live lectures you can catch up the following day as lectures will be uploaded on our LMS (study portal). How is the course delivered? The course is delivered through live online lectures and a study portal with lecture slides and supplementary materials. You can access the course from anywhere in the world if you have internet access along with a computer or a tablet. You will be able to ask your lecturer questions by voice or chat during the lecture or afterwards. How do I apply? You can apply online in as little as three minutes, and will be enrolled as soon as your course instructor has reviewed your application and the payment is received. You will be required to participate in an online ID Verification check before you take your exam, where your course instructor will confirm your identity.