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  • 1.  CCEP Exam Preparation

    Posted 08-19-2015 05:19 PM

    I would like to take the CCEP exam and please need advice and recommendations pertaining to study material; how to best prepare for the exam.  I understand there is not an official study guide.  In your opinon, what is the best way to go about preparing for the exam?  Is reading the "Compliance 101" and "Complete Compliance & Ethics Manual" necessary? Is reviewing the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and all the additional government agency reference materials (US Dept of Justice, Fair Labor Standards Act, etc...) necessary? Should I attend a "Basic Compliance and Ethics Academy?" 

    I welcome and appreciate all comments.


    Thank you,

    Tony Moreno
    Senior Auditor
    University of Houston System

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  • 2.  RE: CCEP Exam Preparation

    Posted 08-19-2015 05:32 PM
    Hi Tony, 
    Congratulations on making the decision to pursue the CCEP. The best guidance is to use reference material that supports the information provided on the Detailed Content Outline. 
    Compliance 101 is essential.  The CC&E Manual is helpful for providing an additional level of details. If there are regulations that require additional interpretation, then you should refer to that agency's reference materials. 
    If the academy is in your budget, then I recommend attending. It is a great experience. 

    All the best, 

    Walter E. Johnson
    Twitter: @walter_johnson1

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  • 3.  RE: CCEP Exam Preparation

    Posted 08-20-2015 07:45 AM

    Hi Tony,

    Walter is offering great advice! I also wanted to add that you can always contact the Compliance Certification Board folks with additional questions. They are very helpful and can provide more detail about the resources available if you have questions about any of the material. 

    They can be reached at or 952-405-7900.

    Stephanie Gallagher Esq.
    Social Media Manager

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  • 4.  RE: CCEP Exam Preparation

    Posted 09-08-2015 02:20 PM

    I might be coming in a bit late to this conversation, but I was told the course is very detailed and is a great way to prepare, should budget permit. Class dates and times are listed on the web page. 

    This is what is posted on the SCCE Compliance website:

    "The Basic Compliance and Ethics Academy is a three-and-a-half-day intensive program focusing on subject areas at the heart of the compliance practice. Courses are designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of compliance concepts and some professional experience in a compliance function. The Academy covers specific subject matter in depth and is a great preparation course for the CCEP exam. (The course provides you with sufficient credits required to sit for the exam.) "


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