MELBOURNE, FLA.—Erica Spencer, Conference Services Bureau director, Florida Institute of Technology, recently earned the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional Certification (CCEP) by the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). She will be acknowledged in Orlando on March 29 at the ACCED-I 31st Annual Conference.
The certification, which must be completed in three years, was achieved by Spencer much sooner. “I completed the rigorous program in less than one year,” she said. “I’m told that I am the first person to do it in such a short time.”
A certification candidate must be an ACCED-I member, have at least three years experience in conference and events-related work and be a college graduate. The certification program requires candidates to attend at least 12 special interest sessions and serve at least 15 volunteer hours. They must also submit or present a written proposal at an ACCED-I annual or regional meeting, or publish an article in a professional journal.
Spencer has been in her position at Florida Tech for three years and has worked seven years in the field. She has been a member of the ACCED-I since 2007.
Established in 1980, the ACCED-I has more than 1,300 members in more than 600 institutions around the world. Since inception, ACCED-I has committed to help increase the visibility and build the reputation of the collegiate conference and events profession.
To learn more about ACCED-I and CCEP, contact (877) 502-2233 or visit http:www.acced-i.org.