CCIP - Certified Credits and Incentives

In 2014, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation adopted a professional designation program, Certified Credits and Incentives Professionals (CCIP), for qualified Credits & Incentives members. The Institute, 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, successful completion of the IPT Credits & Incentives School, other educational requirements, and successful completion of both comprehensive written and oral examinations. In addition, after attaining the CCIP designation, CCIPs are required to continue their professional education by attendance at IPT and other approved educational programs.  Full details on the Continuing Education Requirements for active CCIPs may be found here.

Welcome CCIP Applicants and Candidates

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

The CCIP Application and Brochure outline the program from the application process to maintaining the designation.  Potential Candidates are encouraged to review the CCIP Orientation SlideShow for a general overview of the program. The CCIP Eligibility Checklist provides detailed information on how to calculate the 25 education points requirement when completing your CCIP Candidacy Application. 

CCIP Exam Dates & Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for our 2020 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.   Please review the Exam Dates & Deadlines  page for upcoming exam dates, locations, and deadlines.  To apply, you may either email, mail, or fax your completed application to the IPT office.   

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. 
Certified Credits and Incentives Professionals Applicants

Certified Credits & Incentives Professionals

This list of CCIPs is organized by designation status.

Active Designees
Retired Designees
Deceased Designees
Inactive Designees 

Active Designees

Retired Designees

Any designee who is fully retired may retain the designation and all requirements will be waived, including payment of any professional designation dues.

Deceased (not listed here)

Inactive (not listed here)

All rights and privileges of the designation will be suspended for any designee whose IPT membership has expired for whatever reason and who remains a non-member for six months or more. The individual shall refrain from using or displaying the designation, in signing correspondence, in the course of court testimony, or in any other manner. 

During the period of inactive status dues payments and continuing education requirements will be suspended. The designation will be considered inactive until IPT membership is reinstated and the designee applies for active status in writing accompanied by a fee of $150 and meets all requirements for reactivation. Following reactivation of the designation, the member's next five year continuing education reporting period will begin on the next January 1. 

(The above definitions are those in effect as of November 5, 2006.) 
Certified Credits & Incentives Professionals List

Current Certified Members FAQs

Many of the answers to questions regarding the continuing education requirements are found on the CMI / CCIP CE Information page.
  
Q. What non-IPT courses are accepted for CPE credit?
A.    IPT does not list specific approved courses, but a description of acceptable courses can be found on the Continuing Education Requirements document for each designation, which can be accessed here.
 
Q. How do I submit non-IPT Continuing Education?
A.    Fill out the Non-IPT Continuing Education Credit Application

Q. Is there a deadline for submitting continuing education?
A.    There is no longer a deadline and you may submit any CE earned during your current five-year term. However, we do ask that you submit your CE yearly so that your status report remains current.

Q. How do I access my CMI or CCIP CE Status Report?
A.    Follow the directions below and you will receive a copy of your status report by email within 5 - 10 minutes. 

  • Login to the IPT website
  • Click on your name in the top right-hand corner
  • Click on the "CMI / CCIP Members" tab
  • Click the link and fill out the form 

Q. What happens to my certification if my membership becomes inactive or I change employers?
A. A member's certification remains active for six months after his or her membership becomes inactive.  If membership is reactivated within the six-month grace period, the member's certification is unaffected.  Once the certification is changed to inactive status, however, the member must submit the Application to Reactivate Designation along with all required CE documentation and fees.  Full details on the required CE to reactivate your designation are available on the CMI / CCIP CE Information page. 

Q. Is there a maximum number of hours awarded for one program?
A. Yes.  A maximum of 30 hours credit is awarded for an individual program, including an IPT program.

If you have questions about the CMI or CCIP Professional Designation that are not answered on our website, please contact Emily Archer, Certification Officer, or call our office at 404-240-2300.

Current CMI / CCIP FAQs
Many of the answers to questions regarding the continuing education requirements are found on this page.

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