Continuing Certification Credits FAQ

  1. What are CCCs?
    • CCCs (Continuing Certification Credits) are a unique form of continuing professional development credits from The NCHERM Group and its affiliated associations, ATIXA and NaBITA. CCCs are a means of maintaining a current certification from the nation’s leader in higher education risk management. Certification serves as a signal to others that you are staying up to date with developments in the field and that you have received training by the nation’s leading experts.
  2. How much do CCCs cost?
    • Nothing! The cost of certification is included in the price of event registration.  There is no additional cost to participants.
  3. What organizations are offering CCCs?
    • The NCHERM Group, ATIXA and NaBITA are all offering unique certifications. It is possible to be certified through one, two or all three organizations.
  4. How do I begin the CCC process?
    • To begin accruing CCCs, you must first be certified. In order to be certified, you must attend a qualifying certification event. Certification events typically occur either at third-party locations (i.e. hotel) or at a a campus where a number of other campuses also attend. Qualifying events will be labeled as a “Certification Event.” The NCHERM Group has endeavored to provide numerous training opportunities throughout the year. Once you have been certified by The NCHERM Group, ATIXA or NaBITA, you can begin accruing Continuing Certification Credits by attending any of our qualifying educational opportunities.
  5. What are some examples of currently available certifying events?
    • Example of certifying events include:
      • ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course
      • ATIXA Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Advanced Training & Certification Course
      • ATIXA Title IX Investigator Introductory Training & Certification Course
      • ATIXA Title IX Investigator Advanced Training & Certification Course
      • ATIXA Title IX Investigator Comprehensive Training & Certification Course
      • NaBITA BIT Best Practices Certification Courses
      • NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool, SIVRA-35 and CheckMate Certification
      • Click here for more information on NaBITA and ATIXA events
  6. Why do I have to attend a certification event to start getting CCCs?
    • Certification events offer a breadth and depth of the foundational knowledge required to be up to date with developments in the field. Other events, such as annual conferences and online trainings, are opportunities to maintain and build upon that base of knowledge.
  7. What if I attended an NCHERM Group, ATIXA or NaBITA Certification Event in the past?
    • Attendees of our certification events dating back to 2010 will be recognized as certified through 2014, as a grace period predating the development of CCCs. We are now proud to offer a frequent variety of events in order to allow attendees ease and convenience in meeting their professional development needs going forward.
  8. How many credits do I need each year to remain in good standing?
    • You need twelve (12) credits every two years in order to maintain your certification.  We refer to these as “maintenance credits,” which are available through “maintenance events.”
  9. What are some examples of currently available maintenance events?
    • Maintenance events include any of The NCHERM Group Online Trainings, archived webstreams, and annual conferences offered by both NaBITA and ATIXA. Many of these maintenance events are co-sponsored by multiple associations, which allows you to apply credit to each of the relevant certifications.
  10. How do I know what maintenance events are available for credit?
    • All events through The NCHERM Group qualify as maintenance events, from annual conferences, to Online Trainings, to certification events. Feel free to sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive information on all of our upcoming events.
  11. How do I know how many credits I receive for a maintenance event?
    • Credits are equal to one hour of training education. Therefore, a 90 minute Online Training results in 1.5 credits. A full conference or training day (excluding meals and breaks) is usually 6 hours and typically results in 6 credits. Our system automatically assigns your credits based on the maintenance event’s length.
  12. When does my certification expire?
    • CCCs expire after two years because the field is ever-changing and the laws, guidance and court decisions necessitate frequent and consistent professional development.
  13. What if I do not accumulate my twelve maintenance credits within the two year certification period?
    • If your professional development with The NCHERM Group was not kept up to date, you will need to begin the certification process again by attending a current qualifying Certification Event.
  14. How do I track my certifications and maintenance credits?
    • Following the certification event for which you become certified, you will automatically be signed up for a CCC user account.  This is a web-based system that allows you to track, record and export your continuing education transcript.
  15. How do I receive my certificate?
    • Users can download a printable certificate (.PDF) listing your certification type and the dates of your certification period.
  16. What if I receive more than the required maintenance credits within a certification period?
    • Our system will allow you to bank up to 12 excess maintenance credits, extending your certification period by another two years.
  17. If I have more than the required maintenance credits for one association, can I transfer them towards maintenance for another?
    • Unique certification is held within The NCHERM Group, NaBITA and ATIXA, respectively.  Some events, such as Online Trainings, are co-sponsored by more than one association and as such are eligible for CCC credit from each respective association.  However, as each association provides very specific certification and training opportunities, neither certification nor credits can be transferred to another association.
  18. How do I receive my certification records?
    • Our system can export your CCC transcript, listing the qualifying event titles, dates and hours earned.
  19. Can others view my certification status?
    • Institutions whose employees have associated accounts may view individuals’ certification status. A benefit of the Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) program is that potential employers can contact The NCHERM Group, ATIXA and NaBITA to confirm an applicant’s certification status.
  20. How do CCCs relate to other continuing education programs?
    • Continuing Certification Credits are unique to the growing field of higher education risk management and are not accredited by any third-party agency. They are intended to be a profession-specific approach to quantifying training and professional development in the higher education risk management field.  Accordingly, they are not directly transferrable to CEUs or CLEs.
  21. Will your organizations continue to offer other continuing education units, such as CEUs and CLEs?
    • NaBITA plans to continue its partnership with the American College Counseling Association and the APA to offer CEUs for counselors.  ATIXA plans to continue its partnership with the HR Certification Institute.  Because obtaining pre-approval for Continuing Legal Education credits requires a state-specific application, associations will not pre-apply for CLE credits, but will work with attendees who wish to apply for credit on their own.
  22. If you have not previously attended a certification event, you are welcome to create an account by visiting
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Online Trainings FAQ 

  1. What are Online Trainings?
    • Online trainings include The NCHERM Group’s library of archived webstreams, current online trainings, and online course modules. This new system allows users to log in to view trainings and accumulate credits by purchasing “tokens,” or views, that are valid for any online training in the system.  For those interested in participating in NCHERM Online Training live events, please visit our store.
  2. Are Online Trainings for institutions or individuals?
    • Individuals and institutions alike can now take advantage of our Online Training Portal.
  3. How do institutions use Online Trainings?
    • The NCHERM Group Online Training Portal allows institutions to provide web-based trainings to their employees en masse at a discounted group rate, as well as track employee participation and pass/fail rates on applicable pre- and post-tests.
    • Specific online trainings include pre- and post-tests, which institutions may find a useful tool for faculty, staff and student training
    • Purchase online trainings and distribute tokens, or viewing rights, to users at an institution
    • Create and name groups of an institution’s users for the purpose of distributing tokens
    • View information for an institution’s users, including name, email address and certification status, if an institution’s users are participating in The NCHERM Group’s Continuing Certification Credits (CCC) program
    • View and export the pass/fail rate for an institution’s users who have viewed an online training
    • Prompt an institution’s users to view specific online trainings
    • Generate a link that can be emailed to an institution’s users from the institution’s email system, which will enable them to create an account that is pre-associated with the institution
    • Upload a logo to be displayed on the landing page for an institution’s users (.png or.jpg format, not to exceed 500KB)
  4. How do institutions purchase Online Trainings?
    • Click here to view the Online Trainings store.
  5. What can individual users do with their account?
    • Change user’s name/email address/address/phone
    • View number of current credits for certification period, as well as number of remaining credits to be earned for certification period
    • View one year in advance to track any “rollover” credits
    • Link user’s account to an associated institution, if the institution has an account and approves such action
  6. How do individuals purchase Online Trainings?
      • Click here to view the Online Trainings store.
      • Individuals can access Online Trainings through the user portal independently, or as part of an associated institutional account, if available.
    • How do I find out if my Institution has an associated account?
      • When a user is creating an account, there is an option to select from a list of associated institutions.
    • When do post-tests become available?
      • For those online trainings with associated post-tests, post-tests will become available when an online training has been 100% completed (100% viewed).
    • What if a user doesn’t pass a post-test?
      • Users who fail the post-test may view an online training again.
    • When are tokens considered used?
      • Tokens are considered used when an online training has been 80% viewed, however users who fail the post-test may view an online training again without using a token.

If you have other questions, please contact or call 610-993-0229.