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Professional Certification

Certifications are a great way to learn, upskill, and stay relevant in our rapidly changing world. 

We’ve pulled together our extensive work in research, training, and professional development to design these courses for you.

Anyone who wants to succeed in a commercial role can benefit from our programs, which are recognized in over 160 countries worldwide.  

Types of certification

Learning pathway

Recognizing WorldCC certified members

Congratulations to all our learners who have worked hard to gain their professional certification and taken time to invest in themselves! Hear some of their stories here:

Matt Rampton

Senior Manager Contract Solutions, BT – Switzerland
Certified since December 2019

“I’ve just moved into a new role running a team responsible for enabling our contract management teams globally looking at analytics, systems, processes, governance, expertise and professional development.  I embarked upon the WorldCC Advanced CCM programme to achieve external recognition of my contract management experience & expertise.

I was particularly interested in the Commercial Excellence part of the programme, and how to add value to contracting and the processes through which we manage our contracts.”

Matt considers himself a lifelong learner -

“The business world is changing at an ever accelerating rate and today’s skills will not be the skills needed tomorrow.  I participate in a variety of continuing professional development activities, including WorldCC meetings & seminars, internal training programmes, and generally keeping up to date with my industry and the practice of contract management.”

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Maria Smolskaia

Procurement Specialist CE, Fujitsu – Germany
Certified since April 2021

“Almost a year ago, I started my career as a master degree graduate at Fujitsu in the CE Procurement Team. The Senior Procurement Operations Director nominated me for participating in the WorldCC program.

The most thought provoking topic for me was contract development phase, i.e., strategic aspects of contracting and contract drafting activities. The most helpful topic for me was the Bid Phase module of the program. I was able to apply this knowledge immediately in practice.”

Maria’s advice to potential learners -

“Do not be afraid to participate in a WorldCC Certification Program if you have a little or no experience. This is a great opportunity to receive useful and accurate information on practical topics and apply it in your daily business.”

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Vivian Chacko

Process Lead, Capgemini – India
Certified since January 2021

“I Passed out from Law School in 2012 and professionally moved towards the contract management threshold of things, wherein was introduced to WorldCC.

Fast-forward to 2020, the world had changed, WFH was the need of the hour, I wanted to sharpen a few skills in contracting and try and get back to learning and personal development, and was advised to take up the Practitioner Certification Program by my manager, read about it and decided it does make sense, was definitely inclined towards the potential I could tap.”

Vivian’s advice to those interested in a WorldCC profession certification - 

“If the opportunity arises, it is well worth the effort put in, not only for your self-growth but also from a career perspective, and to break away from the stagnant learning curve one tends to fall under post a few years of passing out of college or graduation.”

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The certification process

Register online

Programs are available to members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join during registration.

Access the secure World Commerce & Contracting portal

Individual members have immediate access once payment is received. For organizations, the process is slightly longer as we work with you to ensure a successful program launch.

Learn the fundamentals

If you are new to a commercial or contracting role, this online or 2-day in-person course covers the basics of contemporary best practice. On completion, you are awarded an Associate Level Certification.

Chose your certificate

For those with existing experience, select from: Commercial & Contract Management Certification or Supplier Relationship Management Certification 

Pre-assessment

Our online pre-assessment gathers your skills, knowledge, and experience to place you in the appropriate program level. You need an independent and qualified reviewer who is familiar with your work to validate your pre-assessment.  

Certification level allocated

Once pre-assessment is complete, you are advised of the certification level that’s right for you.  

Practitioner Certification

The program provides a whole lifecycle view and focuses on the operational principles and practices that are critical to high performance. It represents a core ‘body of knowledge’ for our discipline.

Advanced Practitioner Certification

The program covers more complex issues and challenges, many at a strategic level, and is therefore suited to professionals with significant experience.

Expert Certification

Develop strategies and skills to progress your business and career into the future. Manage and lead teams, shape policy, negotiate significant contracts and demonstrate the influencing skills that create impact.

Complete certification

Your program remains open for 12 months, though most candidates complete within 6 months.

Success

After completing the training, you will be awarded Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner or Expert Certification. 

Commercial and Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management Certificates are made available within 10 days of program completion and remain valid so long as you maintain your membership and fulfill the requirements for Continuing Professional Development.

Renew

Renew your certificate every two years from the date of award to maintain a valid certification. To do so, you must remain an active member and complete the equivalent of 40 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) (Associate level certification requires 20 points).

Continuing professional development

In today’s fast-changing business environment, maintaining and updating our skills and qualifications is essential for career growth. At World Commerce & Contracting, we’ve made this easy for you to do through a combination of online learning programs, workshops, and a plethora of WorldCC events.  Our CPD InFocus catalog provides an easy reference guide to engage in topics of interest and gather CPD points.  

These opportunities are designed to ensure that you stay committed to your ongoing learning. Unlike traditional methods, professional certification is maintained through regular updates that reflect changing needs and methods in the workplace. The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) tracker enables you to keep track of your progress and maintain your credentials.

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