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CCP Program Details

CCP-2The AWC Matrix Foundation’s Certified Communications Professional program offers you the opportunity to become a Certified Communications Professional (CCP). Here’s how:

You earn points toward certification: a total of 3,000 points – 1,500 points from professional and volunteer activities and 1,500 points from education activities. You may count activities from the past five years as well as those you perform for up to three years after you begin this program. Review the program points breakdown here.

This program has been approved by the national AWC Board of Directors, endorsed by the University of Washington Department of Communications and is open to any professional who has been employed in any area of communications for two of the last five years at the time of application.  The successful applicant must also be a member of a recognized professional communications organization at the time of application and maintain membership while completing the program.

Program Features include:

  • Certification as a professional communicator
  • Flexible program that accommodates individual career paths and professional development
  • Open to all communicators, not just AWC members
  • Opportunity to demonstrate achievements and enhance employment/client potential
  • Special rates for AWC members

A workbook leads enrollees through a series of professional, volunteer and educational activities that earn points.

Program costs

AWC members:  $150 upon application and $150 upon completion
Members of other professional communications organizations:  $250 upon application and $250 upon completion

Join members of both the AWC National and the Matrix Foundation Boards to remember Linda Hankemeier’s enthusiasm, support and accomplishments through a partial CCP scholarship.

Program Application

Download the Certification Program Information and Application here.  This fillable pdf lets you fill in the information, then you can print and mail it in with payment.
Or submit the application and payment using our online form here.

Certification Recipients
To learn more about current recipients of the CCP designation, visit the Certification Program Recipients Page.

More Information/Promotional Materials

Download the CCP brochure here.
Download a powerpoint
 about the certification program here.
These materials may be used by a communications organization to promote our Certification Program.

If you have questions regarding the program, contact the AWC Matrix Foundation Certification Committee at ccpstudent@awcmatrixfoundation.org

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