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SCIP CIP™ Conferred by ACI COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) society and the Fuld-Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence LLC (ACI) announced a new joint venture, the "SCIP CIP™ Conferred by ACI," to advance the level of professional training worldwide by providing an accredited ACI Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP™) certification program and making it available to a global business audience. The new certification program will be taught by established ACI faculty and follow ACI’s accredited curriculum of courses.

SCIP and the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence offer the most
comprehensive professional certification program and the only program to
grant CEU's in the field of competitive or business intelligence.


WHY DO WE OFFER THE SCIP CIP™ Conferred by ACI CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) society and the Fuld-Gilad Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence LLC (ACI) announced a new joint venture, the “SCIP CIP™ Conferred by ACI,” to advance the level of professional training worldwide by providing an accredited ACI Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP™) certification program and making it available to a global business audience. The new certification program will be taught by established ACI faculty and follow ACI’s accredited curriculum of courses.

Like many of our alumni, you may be in a competitive intelligence role with little professional training and no experience. You may also need professional education in competitive intelligence skills to translate information into competitive insights, to learn information collection skills, or to develop the specialized management skills needed to operate a competitive intelligence program inside your own firm. In short, you need the SCIP CIP™ Conferred by ACI certificate to achieve the highest professional standards in this new field.

HOW DOES THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION?

The CIP™ Certificate Program provides you with a one-stop shop for the most comprehensive and rigorous education and Competitive Intelligence training available today in competitive or business intelligence from the leading thinkers and educators in the field.

This educational program will not only enhance your ability to perform in a CI-related job function, but also help you define the scope, tools, and modus operandi of an effective and ethical CI program. A well-constructed CI program is the most effective organizational method of managing industry risk, responding to early signals of industry change and, ultimately, achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.

WHAT DO YOU GET UPON COMPLETION OF THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?

You will receive the CIP™ certificate from SCIP and the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence, a standard-setting in the industry, assuring organizations that an individual possessing this certificate received the highest quality training available in this profession.

SCIP CIP™ Certification Conferred by ACI Program Course List

Core Courses CIP™-I Certification Level
CEU Credits
CI 101® Intelligence Sources & Collection Techniques
.7
Evening Social Networking: Best-in-Class CI Techniques (*Enrichment Evening Courses) (optional)
.3
CI 202® Competitive Benchmarking & Tactical Analysis
.7
Evening Ethical Boundaries (*Enrichment Evening Courses) (optional)
.15
CI 301 Competitive Blindspots
.7
Evening Communicating CI to Sr. Management (*Enrichment Evening Courses) (optional)
.3
CI 302 Cross-Competitor Analysis
.7
Evening CI - Pragmatic Lessons as Management's Decision Partner (*Enrichment Evening Courses) (optional)
.15
CI 303 Creating & Running a World Class Intelligence Operation
.7
Advanced Courses Master of CI CIP™-II Certification Level
  
CI 401 War Gaming: Theory & Practice (2 Days)
1.4
CI 402 Value Chain Analysis
.7
Evening Profit Pool Analysis (*Enrichment Evening Courses) (optional)
.3
CI 403 Anticipating Disruption (2 Days) – Scenario Analysis Tools and Techniques
1.4
  Total CEUs
8.2

* Not included in certification program

HOW TO EARN THE IACET-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

The Academy of Competitive Intelligence has been approved as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102. As a student in the ACI courses, you qualify to receive CEUs for each and every course you attend, provided you fulfill the course requirements. To receive CEU credits, students must:

  • Participate in course lectures, teamwork, exercises, and simulations;
  • Attend the entire course.

Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence Reaccredited Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs Prestigious Authorization Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning
December 2010

"We are pleased to reaccredit Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence as a continued Authorized Provider organization,” stated Karen Niles, President of IACET and Director of Professional Development at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Rockville, MD. Niles added, “Fuld-Gilad-Herring joins nearly 650 organizations around the globe that have had their programs vetted by third-party experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met."

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HOW TO EARN THE CIP™ CERTIFICATION(S)

To earn the CIP™-I core and Master of CI CIP™-II advanced level of certification you would need to complete the required number of courses for each level and pass an exam for each level.

CIP™-I level certification requires completion of courses CI 101®, CI 202®, CI 301, CI 302, CI 303. Once you have completed these courses you would be eligible to take the exam.

CIP™-II level certification requires completion of courses CI 401, CI 402, CI 403, and CIP™-I certification. You cannot receive the Master of CI CIP™-II certification without first receiving the CIP™-I certification.

The exam fee for each level is $150.00 (€108 for Europe). The exam is a 50 multiple choice question exam which you would take online. You would be sent a login and a password to the URL. The passing grade is 75. Once you have logged in, you will see that you have 14 days to complete the exam. Once you have completed the exam you will be able to see your score right away. You are able to stop and resume when you would like within that 14 day window. The answers are automatically saved.

For those colleagues who are taking online courses, your access to the online courses will no longer be active while taking the exam(s). The examinations are only offered at set times during the year.

For 2014 the exams will be scheduled for:

April 8, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

ADDED BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATE HOLDERS

In a 2006 survey of our CIP™ holders, they listed the following benefits: 1) getting promoted 2) better tools to do their work 3) easier to find new jobs when needed and 4) more recognition from management.

Additional privileges of CIP™ holders: Participate in our CIP™-only surveys determining the course offering of the program in the years to come; Use the CIP™ qualification for job search on our career web site.


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