Congratulations you are now Certified! Now what? 

The In-house Counsel Certified (ICC) designation is valid for one year from the month that a candidate passes the final assessment of the certification program. After the first year, ICC credential-holders maintain certification by engaging in continuing legal professional development (CLPD) activities related to the skills and competencies noted in the certification program's curriculum.



Continuing Legal Professional Development (10 hours minimum annually)

A minimum of four (4) hours must pertain to education in any of the following categories:

Stakeholder relationships
Law department management
Legal services

The remaining education hours may be of any substantive areas of law towards fulfilling the total of 10 hours annual requirement (for example, ethics, employment law, intellectual property, data privacy, etc.)

Annual Fee

Certificants pay an annual fee of US$ 95 for ACC members and US$150 for non-members. The Program currently accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). The certification maintenance fee is not refundable.

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Renewal Deadlines

Once a candidate passes the certification assessment, their certification cycle begins the following day and ends on either June 30th or December 31st of the following year, depending on when they obtain their credentials. See below: 

a)    If the certificant passes the assessment during the first semester of the year (January to June), their cycle ends on June 30th of the following year.

b)    If the certificant passes the assessment during the second semester of the year (July to December), their cycle ends on December 31st of the following year.

Certificants who fail to comply with the certification maintenance requirements will automatically lapse 30 days after the conclusion of the cycle.

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