Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)

What does CCEP stand for in healthcare compliance?

In relation to healthcare compliance, CCEP is a short form for Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. 

 

What is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)?

A certified compliance and ethics professional is a person who helps healthcare organizations understand their responsibilities in relation to the law and helps healthcare organizations ensure compliance in their programs and services. A CCEP must have abundant knowledge of healthcare laws and regulations in addition to compliance procedures in healthcare programs and services. 

By becoming a certified compliance and ethics professional, you benefit yourself and your organization in many ways. First, you show the world that you have high standards and a professional nature regarding healthcare compliance. Additionally, you gain an abundance of knowledge about any and everything compliance-related. And finally, you gain credibility not only for yourself but also for your compliance programs and your healthcare organization as a whole. 

To become a certified compliance and ethics professional, you will jump through many hoops. According to the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics website, there are five steps one must go through in order to become a certified compliance and ethics professional:

  1.  Work experience – you must be a compliance professional. In order to be considered a compliance professional, you need to spend a minimum of one year doing full-time work in a compliance position or complete 1500 hours of compliance job tasks. It’s important to note that there is an exception to this step. If a student has gone to a CCB-accredited university and completed a certificate program, they do not have to complete the work experience requirement. 
  2. Required CEU’s – you need twenty continuing education units (CEU’s) that are Compliance Certification Board approved. 
  3. Apply for the exam – you submit your continuing education units to apply for the exam. Then, you have to submit the Examination Application. 
  4. Schedule the exam – a confirmation email with the exam date, start time, and instructions is sent to those whose applications were accepted. 
  5. Take the test – once you pass it, you become a certified compliance and ethics professional. 

As you can see, it takes a lot of work to become a certified compliance and ethics professional. CCEP’s are highly specialized and necessary to ensure the highest level of compliance and ethics in the healthcare industry. 

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