CPC CERTIFICATION: What is CPC Certification
CPC Certification -
The ACSESS Certified Personnel Consultant Program
Professional credentialing is a statement to the business community and the clients that we serve, and it is important that the ACSESS Certification program represents the provision of quality services by staffing industry professionals who hold the CPC designation.
The CPC program offers staffing professionals an opportunity to attend industry-specific workshops on 5 core course modules. These half-day sessions are hosted in cities across Canada based on member demand.
Basic eligibility requirements to participate in the sessions are:
- A minimum of one year's experience in the staffing services
and direct hire/professional search industry
- Current ownership or employment in the staffing
services and direct hire/professional search industry
CPC modules were developed in 2003/04 by a group of Canadian professors and have been continuously updated and improved by industry experts. All modules are designed to include required knowledge as well as open dialogue on participant and instructor experiences.
Effective July 2010 ACSESS exemption policies and knowledge requirements to complete the CPC program will be enhanced to reflect improvements adopted in the U.S. The maximum number of available CPC course exemptions will be 2, and exemptions granted on the length of industry experience will be measured against industry sector experience. Other program improvements currently being explored include webinars and equivalency training. It is an ACSESS goal to make this important program easily available to members in all regions of Canada.
Following completion of the required number of modules, the final step in attaining the CPC designation is successful completion of the national examination which can be written in locations across the country. There is no study guide for the examination which is a culmination of student knowledge acquired through attendance at CPC workshops and prior industry experience. Please note: that to write the examination, a candidate must have successfully completed the on-line Level 1 Test.
Certification through ACSESS helps to increase performance and signifies a commitment to professionalism in a highly competitive industry. The CPC designation is administered by staffing industry associations in countries around the world and gives credibility that is recognized by clients, candidates and peers.
For more information on how to certify, contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
1-888-232-4962 or 905-826-6869.
ACSESS Level 1 Certificate Test
Cost is $149 plus 13% HST.
Cost is $172 plus 13% HST per module
Note: In order to write the CPC examination, the candidate must hold
current membership in ACSESS.
National Challenge Examination
Cost is $249 plus 13% HST
Note: In order to write the CPC examination, the candidate must
hold current membership in ACSESS.
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