The Credit and Receivables Management Industry is a complex one. Yet for ages, there was no standardized training or certification for credit professionals. David Hopkyns, ACI, has helped change that in his work as National Director for the Prairies of the Credit Institute of Canada, which today has nearly 2,000 members across the country. The CIC has built a respected roster of certification programs awarding professional designations including Certified Credit Professional (CCP). Earning a CCP includes 8 separate courses and usually takes 4 years to achieve while working a full-time job. David explains why it’s worth the effort—and how the CCP designation can make a big difference in elevating your career as a credit professional.