Florida Certified Chamber Professional (FCCP) Application
The Class of 2020 Timeline NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the application deadline is being extended to July 31, 2020
July 1, 2020 FCCP Application, $125 fee, references and essay due July 15, 2020 FACP Staff processes application Before August 31, 2020 FACP Staff notifies new FCCP's September 2020 FCCP Awards are presented at Annual Conference
The Process to Earn Your FCCP Designation
Four Steps to Excellence Earning the FCCP is a four-step process. Candidates are required to successfully complete each step to earn the designation. All information is confidential. Step #1: Meet the Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements Step #2: Send in a Completed Application, $125 Fee, Signed code of Ethics and References FCCP Application Signed Code of Ethics Three Recommendations and References Participants must complete and submit an application by July 1st annually in order to be awarded the FACP Designation at the fall FACP Annual Meeting, usually held in September. You are required to have a minimum of 12 points to apply. The application requires that you submit documentation of professional activities. It is recommended that the applicant complete the program within one year. Participants not completing the program within three years will be required to re-apply. Upon FACP receipt of the application, the applicant will be subject to a reference check. The reference check is intended to assure that the applicant is highly regarded by the chamber(s) he/she has served. References will only be notified that the applicant plans to pursue the designation within a three-year period. They will not be informed as to the examination date or final results. As part of the process, the Applicant must also include a signed Code of Ethics with the application. Step #3: Write a 500 Word Essay on a Chamber Topic to include with application submissionParticipants are required to write a 500 word essay demonstrating their knowledge of Chambers, a specific subject, and their experience. The essay should be based on one of the core chamber management areas: management, planning and development, membership and communications, operations, or finance. The FACP Certification Committee will review the essay for content as well as grammar. Two of the three committee members reviewing the essay must pass the candidate with a minimum 70% score. Step #4: Formally Receive the FCCP DesignationCandidates approved for certification by FACP’s Board of Directors will receive the certification award at the FACP Annual Meeting. Additionally, the Board of Directors of the candidates organization will receive a letter from the FACP Chairman of the Board. The local newspaper will receive a press announcement following the FACP Annual Meeting. Still have questions? Email the FACP President or call 1-800-226-3269.
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