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Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®)

Compensation is a key element in all Total Rewards strategies. 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.

The Certified Compensation Professional designation demonstrates you possess the essential knowledge to integrate compensation programs with business strategy, design and administer base and variable pay programs, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and effectively communicate compensation information. The CCP gives you and your employer confidence in your job skills and sets you apart in today's competitive world.

The CCP is earned after obtaining a passing score for all required exams. WorldatWork delivers corresponding preparation courses providing the essential skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful practitioner and better prepare you for the examinations.

Certification speaks volumes. Let yourself be heard.

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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  • 877-951-9191
    (United States and Canada)
  • +1 480-951-9191
    (other countries)

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