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The IACCA Certification Program

Professional Certification for the Conference Center Industry


Since its formation in 1976, IACCA has dedicated itself to the development and teaching of successful professional practices for nonprofit conference and retreat center administration.  Through increasing knowledge and experience in this field, IACCA has developed a set of core values and supporting best practices for leaders committed to providing a high quality environment for short-term learning experiences. The best practices have been validated through time and the experiences of many skilled practitioners in the field. They are routinely updated to include emerging knowledge, and together with the core values provide the body of knowledge shared with candidates in the certification program.

The IACCA Certified Conference Center Professional (CCCP) program is unique in that it is for all non-profit conference and retreat center professionals regardless of their affiliation.  It is flexible and recognizes the value of other learning, professional experiences and organizational interactions of each candidate.  Completing this regimen of educational and experiential requirements demonstrates that a Conference Center leader has reached an exceptional level of professionalism in the field.  When a candidate completes the program of seminars, individual study, practical experience and a faculty/peer review, s/he is recognized by IACCA to be a Certified Conference Center Professional.

Requirements for Certification

  • A minimum of three years experience in retreat and/or conference center  
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • $200 program registration fee paid
  • 100 points attained from Requirements and Options for Certification
  • Recommendation for certification from assigned mentor

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Complete Description of Certification Program
Certification Requirements & Options Log
Guidelines for Certification Points

For more information, please contact:

Will Cooper, Board Administrative Assistant

Dr. Charles Wallace, Dean

The International Association of Conference Center Administrators

PO Box 1012  Seabeck, WA 98380-1012

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