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  • 1.  CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 11-14-2016 01:59 PM

    Hi - I'm thinking of attending the Chicago Academy that is taking place in April of next year.  The brochure states that the exam is offered at the conclusion of the academy.  Does anyone recommend taking the exam at the conclusion of the academy or should I allow myself some time to review the materials and notes?  Thanks

    Kathy Smith
    Manager, Compliance Administration & Paralegal Manager
    ArcelorMittal USA LLC
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  • 2.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 11-15-2016 09:17 AM

    Hi Kathy!  I participated in the September Academy in Chicago.  I would recommend the academy because I feel that the discussions and exercises were good practice for a thorough understanding of the material.  It is also a great way to network and hear about what others are doing.  I will be honest though, it does not fully prepare you for the exam.  They will say over and over, "we do not teach to the exam." The questions on the exam are more about application - I would recommend that you prepare before the academy by reading through the Sentencing Guidelines, SOX, FCPA, Yates Memo, and read the Compliance 101 book.  I would also recommend reading articles within previous SCCE publications that cover risk assessments and creating effective compliance and ethics programs. Many of the questions ask you to pick the "NEXT" step or "BEST" option.  In my opinion, you have to know the material and be able to apply the concepts...not so much memorization. Good luck!

    Tera Miatke CCEP
    Senior Compliance Analyst
    State Farm Insurance

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  • 3.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-09-2016 03:06 PM

    Did you take it following the Academy? 

    Trish Keller
    Director, Security & Compliance
    Cape Canaveral,FL

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  • 4.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-09-2016 04:30 PM
    I did. I failed the test by 1 point. 

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  • 5.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-09-2016 04:39 PM
    Oh that's just awful! I don't think I want to do that.

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  • 6.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-13-2016 03:41 PM

    HI, I failed by 4 points.  I've already rescheduled to take the test since the information is fresh. I do believe career experience along with the Academy is ideal for preparation for the test.

    Michele Unger
    Compliance Specialist

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  • 7.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-14-2016 07:32 AM

    Hi everyone,  I recently went to the SCCE annual conference and tried to take the basic classes about compliance generally. The SCCE conference was extremely helpful and very impressive with respect to expertise and content.

    I also studied the chapters on risk assessment, investigations, and the first couple of chapters on general compliance management, including the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in the Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual 2016. I still missed a couple but felt like the material at the conference as well as the manual were very good investments to prepare for the exam.

    Good Luck!


    Allison Cole (CCEP)
    VP Ethics & Compliance, Assoc Gen Counsel
    Signet Jewelers

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  • 8.  RE: CCEP exam after attending academy

    Posted 12-14-2016 09:34 AM

    Great information-thanks very much!


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