Certified Chief  Corporate Development Officer Accreditation.

For each monthly meeting you participate in you can now get a Certificate of Completion automatically at no charge (just login then go to Past Meetings for your certificate).

Senior executives who have served more than three years in a Corporate Development position are eligible to become a Certified Corporate Development Officer (CCCDO designation after your name) upon completion of our professional certification process. There is no additional charge to members but they must meet specific criteria to include,

1) at least three years as the designated Corporate Development Officer (overall or a distinct Business Unit) of a current or recent company (or two years in combination with an Advanced Management Program listed below).*

2) peer letters from two other department heads or business unit leaders confirming competence in strategically supporting their initiatives,

3) letters from two subordinates confirming competence in managing a team with high morale,

4) at least two years of completed membership in good standing to include having participated in or watched at least 6 meetings of top peers discussing best practices yearly in real time or though the member portal afterward, and

5) at least 24 documented total hours yearly of directly relevant continuing education over the last two years (our past programs can be used to meet a portion of this requirement).

Cost of the Accreditation.

  • Accreditation Cost: None (included in your membership).
  • Renewal Cost: None to maintain your accreditation (included in your membership) but you must submit documentation of the minimum 24 hours of directly relevant continuing education taken yearly.
  • Cost of the Wall Plaque: None (included in your membership). Shipping is also included.

* Can be reduced to 2 years with optional completion of a top 25 Advanced Management Program or comparable below.
  • Ceibs
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • HEC Paris
  • Harvard University
  • Hong Kong UST
  • IE Business School
  • Iese
  • IMD
  • Indian Institute of Management
  • Insead
  • London Business School
  • MIT Sloan
  • Manchester Business School
  • NYU
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Wharton
  • Yale

Common Questions.

Q? Do other associations' and providers' training events count toward my accreditation?
A: Any recognized association or provider will be honored if the topic is rigorous and directly relevant to your job function.

Q? If I attended a 3 day conference would that count as 24 hours towards my accreditation?
A: Time on the schedule for expo viewing, breaks and non-learning times is subtracted when your schedule/topics submissions are reviewed.

Q? Does our industry's trade show count towards my accreditation?
A: Time on the schedule not directly pertaining to your job function is subtracted when your schedule/topics submissions are reviewed.

Q? My state or profession requires continuing education hours, do Summit events count toward this?
A: Check with your state's certification board, many will honor educational hours by other associations/groups if documented. You can print completion certificates by logging in and then clicking "Past Events".

Q? When/where should I display my accreditation?
A: Most members display it just when their name is formally displayed such as your website's executive team listing, business cards, LinkedIn profile, speaker programs, etc. (e.g. John Smith, CCDO).

Q? I am a member and meet the requisites above. How do I submit for verification?
A: Simply fill out the Accreditation Submission Form here.
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