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Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance (LPEC) certification is the primary designation in the E&C field. Candidates demonstrate their proficiency by completing an online or in-person skill-building course led by subject-matter experts, many of whom have served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers. Successful completion of either an E2C or MEO course (see below) is required to become eligible to sit for the LPEC certification exam.
How do I become LPEC certified?

To qualify to sit for the LPEC certification exam, you must successfully complete either the Essentials in Ethics + Compliance (E2C) course or the Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) course.  E2C is offered online, in-person, or in-house multiple times throughout the year. Click here for more information.

MEO—celebrating 20 years as the #1 course in E&C professional development—is a 4.5-day, face-to-face course offered annually each June in Waltham, Massachusetts. Click here for more information. Once you have successfully completed E2C or MEO, you may register to take the LPEC certification exam. You’ll also need to agree to honor the E&C Professional Standards of Conduct, commit to ongoing professional development, and re-certify every two years.

Essentials of Ethics + Compliance (E2C)

Contact us to discuss customized in-house opportunities.This intensive, comprehensive course delivers a solid foundation for building a highly effective E&C program in any organization. Offered online or in-person, E2C also prepares you to become LPEC certified.

Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO)
IN-PERSON: Boston, Massachusetts: June 8–12, 2015 An advanced course providing practical advice and theoretical tools for creating and managing an effective E&C program.This 4.5-day program is co-hosted with the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. MEO is a qualifying course for LPEC certification.


REGISTER TODAY for an upcoming E2C course!

How do I maintain my designation once I’ve earned it?

To maintain your LPEC designation, you must complete a minimum amount of qualifying professional development each year. Each certification requires a different number of hours of continuing education units (CEUs). CEUs may be earned through ECOA offerings or those from other qualified organizations.  

• 45 CEUs every two years within defined topic areas 

• 25 must be live (in-person or online) 

• Recertification requires $150 fee 

CEUs can be earned by:

• Attending conferences, seminars, workshops or other in-person events

Completing a professional development course, webinar, or webcast

• Presenting at an event or webcast

• Writing an article or whitepaper

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