The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training workshops to enable attendees to participate in a simplified pathway for earning the Certified Climate Change Professional® (CC-P®) credential.

The workshops are designed to provide participants with the following competencies:

  • Recognizing situations where climate change outcomes affect the organization

  • Assessing impacts of specific situational outcomes

  • Enabling enterprise management of climate related initiatives

  • Assessing and quantifying climate risks and opportunities

  • Educating the organization on managing short-term and long-term uncertainty

  • Tailoring communication to different audiences

  • Leading organizational change initiatives

  • Developing and overseeing training programs

  • Attributing value to resource consumption

  • Extending organizational capabilities and maintaining good stewardship of actions taken through collaboration and partnership

  • Developing strategies for bundling, comparing and/or relying on existing management models


A Glance at the Learning Progression and Series Structure (for series starting in 2019)

Beginning in 2019, ACCO has reformatted the Climate Fundamentals Academies to leverage a blended learning approach with self-study online resources and in-person cohort training.  Completing both 2-day workshops prepares participants for the CC-P® exams and will help satisfy requirements for geographic region and general electives.


A Glance at the Past Learning Progression and Series Structure (for series starting in 2015-2018)

Workshop #1

Sample Curriculum

Exam Preparation

  • Prepares you for the Climate Science & Vulnerability Assessment exam module

  • Partially prepares you for either the Governance, Law & Policy or the GHG, Energy & Water Management exam module (remaining prep materials are covered in the 2nd workshop)

Elective Requirements

  • 3.5 hours

Workshop #2

Sample Curriculum

Exam Preparation

  • Prepares you for the GHG, Energy & Water Management exam module

  • Partially prepares you for the Governance, Law & Policy exam module (remaining prep materials are covered in the 3rd workshop)

Elective Requirements

  • 4.5 hours

Workshop #3

Sample Curriculum

Exam Preparation

  • Prepares you Governance, Law & Policy exam module

  • Prepares you for the Materiality, Risk Management & Economics exam module

Elective Requirements

  • 6 hours