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
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
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
* Not included in certification program
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
"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."
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.