The Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) Program
BECCA offered paper and pencil tests for many years at the request of the U.S. DoD and others, but hardcopy tests are no longer required. Most CCO functions are now online, including the CCO test. This will make the certification process easier for everyone in both the public and private sectors.
The CCO Program is being updated
Contact BECCA for more information.
The BECCA Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) Program was established in March of 1992 and is updated regularly. The New CCO Essay Test is a four-hour written examination that tests the candidates’ ability to evaluate, synthesize, and apply what they have learned in the CCO Program.
Candidates must answer forty (40) test questions in written form by writing short paragraphs to:
Identify, describe and explain a problem
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a statement
State why they agree or disagree with a published report
Identify the similarities and differences between items
Discuss the major causes of an adverse event
Describe a situation that illustrates a principle.
CCO Recertification CCOs receive credits toward Recertification by submitting articles for The Business Espionage Report, BECCA Journal, and/or contributing to our other ongoing research projects. Recertification term is for three (3) calendar years and requires a total of 60 CPE credits per term for continuing education, authorship, and instruction, including Customized Independent Study.
For more information about recertification contact us using your CCO Registration Number for Identification. CCO@BECCA-online.org
SkillStandards & Certification William M. Johnson took part in a research project cosponsored by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education to "adopt a strategy to establish job-related (and industry-specific) skill standards, built around core proficiencies, and to develop skill certificates to accompany these standards." (Federal Register /Vol.57/ March 18, 1992.) The CCO Program is based on this research, updated regularly and available to qualified applicants in both thepublic&privatesectors.
"The U.S. Department of Education is impressed with the BECCA Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) Program. We are especially impressed that a private organization has gone ahead on its own with this much-needed project." (Dept. of Education, Business and Educational Standards)
"The CCO is the only management level certification that provides an overview of Business Espionage. The CCO may consult with and or supervise various and numerous technical specialists." (DoD)
The CCO Program supports the Intelligence and Information Technology Military Occupational Specialties, and a number of others. (See Military COOL, Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)
Professional certification validates your training and experience in your present career and provides a bridge to the future when your career is in transition. The CCO Program fills the needs of a wide range of busy professionals and is based on accepted educational standards. * To obtain the Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) credential candidates are required to document their education and related experience and pass the CCO exam based on the CD 101 Questions & Answers About Business Espionage andthe BECCA newsletter The Business Espionage Report (TBER). A Reading List of government and other on-line resources is included for additional Customized Independent Study.
The CD covers: Putting The Spy World in Perspective - 20% The Personal Side Of Business Espionage - 17% Pretext Attacks - 10% Computer Abuse - 15% Technical Surveillance - 18% Undercover Attacks - 10% Planning Controls & Countermeasures Programs - 10%