Certified Compensation Professional | CCP®

Earning the CCP® designation gives you a significant edge in today’s competitive business climate and confirms you have the skills to manage your organization’s most significant investment – its people rewards. 

The insights you gain from these certification prep courses will enable you to confidently tackle new roles and assignments, knowing you have a solid grounding in current best practices, proven design techniques and regulatory requirements. Your status as a CCP® recipient assures your current organization — and potential future employers — of your dedication to maintaining the highest professional standards. 

Attain the CCP® and you earn the ability to place the designation badge (see the graphic at the top of this page) on your professional networking profile, email signature or company profile page, for all to see. 

Why Earn a CCP®?

  • Proven recognition. Global 500 companies rely on WorldatWork certifications to power their employee rewards, engagement and retention efforts. The CCP® is backed by our 65+ years of experience in workplace rewards education and research.  
  • Practical, expert content. Our course and exam content taps the insights and experiences of expert practitioners and experienced consultants.  
  • Flexible learning. Choose from online or in-person options, whichever suits you best. 
  • Powerful networking. Initiate a new phase of high-powered networking with faculty and peers. 

Who Should Get a CCP®?

This certification is perfect for entry to mid-level HR and compensation professionals interested in compensation programs and best practices. 

Global Aspirations?

Want to expand into multi-national or global compensation? When you earn the CCP® you complete nearly all the requirements for the Global Remuneration Professional certification. 

By completing your CCP® you position yourself to earn two premium certifications – both recognized throughout the rewards community — in rapid succession. 

Recertification Credits

The courses and exams listed below can earn you credits to recertify a different WorldatWork certification.

Although you can take courses in any order you wish – or take only the exam associated with a given course– we recommend taking the course and associated exam in the order listed below.
Courses and Required Exams

Course / Exam

1 OF 10
Total Rewards Management Gain a foundation in reward strategy and its five elements: compensation, benefits, well-being effectiveness, development and recognition.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

2 OF 10
Regulatory Environments for Compensation Programs Reduce financial and legal risk by learning the U.S. laws and regulations that shape employee compensation programs.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

3 OF 10
Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals Boost your business acumen to better understand business strategy, finances, operations and communications.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

4 OF 10
Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management Make better decisions by gaining critical skills in applied statistics and analytics that you learn through hands-on training in Excel.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

5 OF 10
Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation Learn to create fair and attractive pay structures that advance equity and ensure legal compliance.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

6 OF 10
Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance Gain a vital edge in the competition for talent by developing an effective and strategic base pay salary structure.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

7 OF 10
Market Pricing: Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis Help your organization compete for and win top talent by learning to build market-related salary structures and packages.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

8 OF 10
Variable Pay-Improving Performance with Variable Pay Design variable pay plans that attract, motivate, retain employees while boosting your organization’s bottom line.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

9 OF 10
Accounting and Finance for the HR Professional Make better HR decisions by gaining essential knowledge about finance and accounting practices and goals.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD

Course / Exam

10 OF 10
Strategic Communication in Total Rewards Management Effectively inform, persuade, and motivate stakeholders and employees about your rewards strategy.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,350 USD Non-Members: $1,929 USD
Earn a Certification, Boost Your Career

Hear how earning her certification helped Michaelo Leo, Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits at Ipsen Biosciences, advance her career. 

Micheala Leo describes how having a WorldatWork certification helped advance her career
Track Your Certification Status

WorldatWork members can readily see their progress on certification, see the deadline for recertifying, rest easy knowing that recertification credits earned through WorldatWork are automatically added to their profiles, and manually manage any credits they earn from other organizations.