C. CCSD Designated Credential Self Assessment (Clarified)

C. CCSD Designated Credential Self Assessment (Clarified)

The tables below provide a guideline on how you can do a self-assessment and evaluate yourself use on which Tier Level of CCSD Professional Designated Credential Awards you qualify. Tabulate the CPCE Points and the CPCE Points as guided and you will come to a sum total (though not final) enough to place yourself to the Tier category you most prefer, based on your calculation and years of work experience.

Thereafter the applicant can attach/upload in an email and submit as per the instruction provided under the announcement drop down titled – CCSD Professional Designated Credentialing. The email ID for this processing is: pdccertification@ccsdcouncil.org

There is no processing fee for the evaluation and assessment by the CCSD Committee for Certification and Credentialing as it is a CCSD membership privilege. Irrespective of the number of times the applicant submits documents for consideration, the application process is FREE as long as the applicant is a CCSD Council member.

The primary areas to collectively cumulate CPCE qualifying points are:

Table 1: Formal Education

  • Completed
  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advance Diploma
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Post Graduate Certificate
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree
  • PhD or Doctorate
  • Minimum Duration
  • = 1.0 year
  • = 2 years
  • = 1.0 year
  • > 2.5 years
  • > 6 months
  • > 6 months
  • = 1.0 year
  • = 2 years or more
  • CPCE Points
  • 150
  • 200
  • 250
  • 400
  • 200
  • 200
  • 600
  • 900

You may consider one or accrue as many as you have of the above formal education certificates for your self assessment and thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

Table 2: Work Experience (Mandatory Requirement)

  • Years
  • < 5 years
  • > 5 years
  • > 9 years
  • > 12 years
  • > 16 years
  • > 20 years
  • > 25 years
  • > 30 years
  • CPCE Points
  • Not eligible
  • 250
  • 450
  • 600
  • 800
  • 1000
  • 1250
  • 1500

Every extra year of experience above 30 years is 1500 + (50 CPCE points x No. years of work experience)  for your cumulative self assessment calculation exercise and thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

Table 3: Training Attendance

  • Completed Days (minimum)
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • CCSD Accredited Training Program CPCE Points
  • 30
  • 60
  • 90
  • 120
  • 150
  • Non- CCSD Accredited Training Program CPCE Points
  • 15
  • 30
  • 45
  • 60
  • 75

Certificate of Attendance, Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Competency of any and all short term training attended by the applicant (online or face to face) within the last 3 years can be used for your cumulative self assessment calculation and thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

  • This can be public or in-house short term training programs or courses
  • For every additional day CPCE points calculation will be:
    • Days x 30 CPCE points for CCSD Accredited Training Program
    • Days x 15 CPCE points for non-CCSD Accredited Training Program

Table 4: Event Attendance (As a Participant)

  • Completed Days (minimum)
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • CCSD Accredited
  • 50
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • 250
  • Non- CCSD Accredited
  • 30
  • 60
  • 90
  • 120
  • 150

The events can be seminars, symposiums, conventions, summits, conferences, congress, forums, dialogue, conclaves colloquiums, and profession or fraternity related events wherein a certificate of attendance was issued by the organizer / host and attended (online or face to face) by the applicant within the last 3 years can be used for your cumulative self assessment and thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

  • It can be a public or in-house event.
  • For every additional day CPCE points calculation will be:
    • Days x 50 CPCE points for CCSD Accredited Event
    • Days x 30 CPCE points for non-CCSD Accredited Event

Table 5: Speaker, Panelist, Moderator or Facilitator at Events

  • Speaker, Panelist Moderator, Facilitator
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • CCSD Accredited Event
  • 100
  • 200
  • 300
  • 400
  • 500
  • Non- CCSD Accredited Event
  • 60
  • 120
  • 180
  • 240
  • 300

The events can be similar as Table 4 wherein a certificate or plaque of recognition,  appreciation or acknowledgement was issued by the organizer / host to the applicant within the last 3 years can be used for your cumulative self assessment and thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

For every additional engagement, CPCE points calculation will be:

  • Per slot x 100 CPCE points for CCSD Accredited Event
  • Per slot x 60 CPCE points for non-CCSD Accredited Event

Table 6: Professional Membership or Practicing License

  • Professional Membership Practicing License (Validity)
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • 3 Years
  • Lifetime
  • CPCE Points
  • 100
  • 200
  • 300
  • 500

Any professional membership or practicing license valid for more than 3 years other than lifetime   membership or one time license will not be considered other than that stipulated above.

Table 7: Articles and/or Books Written by the Applicant

  • Articles
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • CPCE Points
  • 150
  • 200
  • 300
  • 400
  • 500
  • CPCE Points
  • 500
  • 1000
  • 1500
  • 2000
  • 2500
  • Books
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Articles (minimum 3 pages without photos) and/or books (minimum 80 pages) written by the applicant and published online or hardcopy or appeared in magazines, newsletters, forums and journals or in any other formal or form of publication and release for public reading by the applicant within the last 3 years can be used for your cumulative self assessment nd thereafter for submission for the actual evaluation to CCSD Council.

For every article published as shown above, the CPCE points calculation will be:

  • No of Articles x 100 CPCE points

For every book published as shown above, the CPCE points calculation will be:

  • No of Books x 500 CPCE Points

Table 8: Training Crafted and Conducted by the Applicant

  • Training Crafted and Conducted
  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • CPCE Points
  • 200
  • 400
  • 600

Any extra days of training crafted and conducted by the applicant – No of days x 200 CPCE points. A training brochure with the trainer profile must be included as evidence.

Any other document which the applicant considers would support towards the assessment and granting of the awards by the CCSD Committee for Certification and Credentialing can be used by the applicant for the CCSD Professional Designation Credential eligibility calculation. The actual CPCE points awarded to such consideration is at the discretion of the Committee when the applicant submits the official application for the CCSD Professional Designated Credential

Upon completion of your Eligibility Self Assessment, your total cumulative CPCE points is  indicative of the CCSD Professional Designated Credential Tier. You can now submit your official application to the CCSD Council for the desired Award.  When you receive the approval letter from CCSD, the award credential will be advised, you will be guided towards the certification validity fee payment gateway to do the necessary. The fees are as following:

Table 9: Tier Cut-off Points, Validity and Credentialing Fee

  • CCSD Professional Designated Credential*
  • Certified Specialist
  • Certified Professional
  • Certified Expert
  • Certified Consultant
  • Certified Eminence
  • MandatoryExperience
  • > 5 years
  • > 9 years
  • > 12 years
  • > 16 years
  • > 20 years
  • Credential 3 Years Validity Fee
  • USD 100.00
  • USD 120.00
  • USD 150.00
  • USD 180.00
  • USD 200.00
  • Minimum Cut-off CPCE
  • > 900 points
  • > 1200 points
  • > 1500 points
  • > 1800 points
  • > 2000 points

Upon confirmation of payment and within 14 days, you will receive an Official CCSD Professional Designated Credential which is downloadable or using the membership privilege the applicant can request for a hardcopy of the original certificate at a discounted price. This is verifiable with CCSD Council by making reference to the Certificate No.

Beyond the cumulative Total CPCE Points and Years of Work related Experience which the applicant self assesses to point to the CCSD Credential Tier Level, the CCSD Committee entrusted to recommend the granting of the award to CCSD Council has the final discretion and decision on the awarding of CPCE points for each category, total points calculation and recommendation of the specified award to the applicant.

The categories or consideration and the level of CPCE points as well as the qualifying CPCE points par for each of these awards has been determined and at the exclusive rights and privilege of CCSD Committee for Certification Credentialing and endorsed by the CCSD Board of Eminence. The directive towards consistency in the  evaluation process and granting of approval to the CCSD Designated Credential Award to the CCSD Committee for Certification and Credentialing is the complete independent autonomy and discretion of the CCSD Board of Eminence.

Guidance Note

CCSD Professional Designated Credentialing

Please refer to the following 4 document concurrently to get a full perspective to the CCSD Professional Designated Credential;

These four (4) Documents mentioned herein below need to be referred to fully understand the recognition, granting of the CCSD Credential Awards, criteria for the assessment to the CCSD Awards, process to the cumulative of Continuous Professional Capacity Enhancement (CPCE) points, a guideline and clarification on how an applicant can secure the points to be awarded the CCSD Professional Designated Credential and a self assessment template that allows the applicant to self evaluate on which tier they qualify for, and finally thereafter, apply for the desired CCSD Professional Designated Credential Award according to the total CPCE points cumulated. The documents are:

A.CCSD Professional Designated Credentialing

This document provides a complete overview introduction on the CCSD Professional Designated Credential. It also outlines on how CCSD Council grants the Professional Designated Credentials the application process, clarification on the credentialing validation fee,, the areas assessed by the Committee for Certification and Credentialing and the final submission process for the consideration of the CCSD Professional Designated Credential.

B. CCSD Professional Designated Credential Awards

This document provides a clarification on the two mandatory criteria two mandatory criteria: Mandatory Qualifying Total Cumulative CPCE Points for CCSD Professional Award and

Mandatory Qualifying Work Experience (years) for CCSD Professional Award followed by four (4) clarified examples of CCSD Awards granted.

C. CCSD Designated Credential Self Assessment (Clarified)

This document herein clarified and provide a complete guideline on how an applicant can do a self-assessment and evaluate on which Tier Level of CCSD Professional Designated Credential Awards one qualifies. The eight (8) areas of assessment are fully explained and provided in a Table format for easy understanding on the CPCE points awarded as well as the CCSD Awards Cut-off Points, Validity and Credentialing Fee.

D. Credential Eligibility Self Assessment Template

This template is for the self assessment by the individual applicant towards identifying which CCSD Professional Designated Credential Tier the applicant qualifies for and what specialization they desire the credentialing to be in. Subsequent to the self-assessment, the applicant can use the completed template with the associated supporting documents for each criteria and send it to pdccertification@ccsdcouncil.org for the official consideration towards the CCSD Professional Designated Credential Award.

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