Welcome CCIP Applicants and Candidates

Pursuing the CCIP Professional Designation - a Mark of Distinction in Credits & Incentives 

The Institute for Professionals in Taxation, through its CCIP designation program, is the first to recognize professional achievement in Tax Credits and Business Incentives (Credits & Incentives). It is expected that the designation will become widely known as a mark of achievement and distinction in the Credits & Incentives field.

The major requirements for the Certified Credits and Incentives Professional Designation include membership in the Institute, statutory tax credits, discretionary incentives, site selection, and economic development experience, attainment of prescribed educational requirements, and successful completion of both comprehensive written and oral examinations. In addition, after attaining the CCIP designation, certified members are required to continue their professional education by attendance at IPT and other approved educational programs.

The CCIP Application and Brochure offer detailed information and instructions that will enable you to progress smoothly through the application process. 

The CCIP Eligibility Checklist provides detailed information on how to calculate the 25 education points requirement when completing your application. 

Potential Candidates may access the CCIP Orientation slide show for a general overview of the program. 

As of November 2016, the Credits & Incentives School may no longer be challenged to meet the CCIP Eligibility Requirements.  Candidates must attend and successfully complete the Credits and Incentives School to meet the requirement. 

CCIP Exam Schedule & Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 CCIP Exams. Potential Candidates are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid missing the (firm) application deadline and thus the opportunity to sit for the exam. 


Exam Preceding 2017 Credits & Incentives Symposium

CCIP Exams

The Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, Illinois

Exam Dates:  October 21 - 22, 2017


Applications must be received in the IPT office 90 days prior to the examination date. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the October 2017 Exams is July 21, 2017. 
All Examinees will be required to complete and submit verification of any needed final requirements no later than September 6, 2017. 
Candidates must notify the IPT office of their intention to sit for the examination no later than September 21, 2017. 

Important Links

CCIP Application 

CCIP Brochure 

CCIP Eligibility Checklist

CCIP Orientation slide show