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Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®)

WorldatWork Compensation Institute Level 1: Acquiring Essential Skills

Compensation is a key element of a Total Rewards strategy. Recognized as the world’s standard since 1976, the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation is known throughout the total rewards community as a mark of expertise and excellence in the fundamentals of compensation.

Possessing the Certified Compensation Professional designation gives you an edge in today’s competitive world signifying that you are an expert in your field. It gives you, and your employer, confidence in your job skills. The CCP designation demonstrates you possess essential knowledge about integrating compensation programs with business strategy, designing and administering base and variable pay programs, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, and effectively communicating compensation information.

The CCP is earned after obtaining a passing score for all required exams. For each of the required exams, corresponding preparation courses are available in a variety of convenient learning formats providing the essential skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful practitioner — as well as to better prepare you for the examinations.

Required Exams [View Canada CCP Requirements]
Total Rewards Management (T1/GR1)
Accounting and Finance for the Human Resources Professional (T2)  NOT REQUIRED FOR CANADIAN CCP
Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management (C3E)  or  Quantitative Methods (T3/GR2)
Strategic Communication in Total Rewards (T4/GR9)
Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs (C1) NOT REQUIRED FOR CANADIAN CCP
Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation (C2/GR3)
Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance (C4/GR4)
Variable Pay — Improving Performance with Variable Pay (C12/GR6)
Market Pricing — Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis (C17/GR17)
Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals (C8)

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"Shortly after obtaining my CCP, I was entrusted with leading a huge compensation management software implementation project involving 900 positions and 10,000 employees. I have no doubt the CCP helped me gain the confidence of leaders and stakeholders to helm this mission-critical project. The CCP is becoming a universal symbol of mastery in the field of compensation design and planning. "

Felice King, CCP
Compensation Analyst
Mission Health System

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