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CEPI News and Events - November 2015

The CEPI wants you to know about all the exciting things going on at the Certified Equity Professional Institute.  Here, you can find our exhibit schedule, program details, and exam registration information, continuing education updates and so much more. 

There are so many great opportunities to learn more about this constantly changing industry and to earn continuing education hours.   Be sure to check out our monthly continuing education calendar that is emailed each midmonth and also available on our website

For more information, please explore the CEPI website.

Weekly 'Monkey' Trivia - We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Joan Matlack, CEP, Brian Kirkpatrick, CEP, and Nicole Sloane, CEP, the recent winners of the CEPI's "Monkey Monday" Trivia on Facebook!  We hope you'll enjoy your Starbucks treat.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the CEPI's "Monkey Monday" Trivia.  Even though we have officially concluded the trivia, be sure to stay in touch with us by following the CEPI on Facebook.

Industry Events Raffle Winners – Congratulations!

The Corporate Secretaries raffle winners are…Kate Lamb from PACCAR and Linda Cheng from PG&E! Congratulations to Kate Lamb for winning the free CEP exam registration and to Linda Cheng for winning our raffle prize of $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Congratulations to our NASPP raffle winners! Matt Franklin with Eastman Chemical Company won a free CEP Level 1 exam registration and Ewelina Zduniak with Symantec won the life-sized monkey.

Want the chance to win a free CEP exam registration? Check out where the CEPI will be next for your chance to participate in the raffle!

The 12th Annual CEP and Silicon Valley NASPP Symposium

The CEPI is currently accepting speaking proposals! Submit a speaking proposal online via the Proposal Submission Website. Act now – the submission deadline is this Friday, November 6th.

Registration for the Symposium will open December 1st for this one-day event filled with 6.5 hours of valuable educational content, time to network with industry professionals from across the country, and opportunities to speak with representatives from sponsoring organizations.

Mark your calendar now for the 12th Annual CEP and Silicon Valley NASPP Symposium to be held at Santa Clara University on March 22, 2016.

Attention All CEPs!

The CEPI wants your picture! Take a picture with your new certificate and send it to us at We will post it on our Facebook page to help celebrate your achievement! All CEPs are invited to do this as well! Let's see who has the oldest certificate! Didn't know that the CEPI was on Facebook? Like us on Facebook today!

Representing the CEP Designation

The CEPI encourages people to highlight their participation in the CEP Program in their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, on name badges at conferences, in bios when speaking at industry events, in membership directories, etc...  The CEPI has worked hard for many years to build the credibility of the CEP mark and we appreciate it being used appropriately.  The CEPI has some guidelines on how to include your participation in the program. 

For CEPs: 

Please highlight your important achievement by using the CEP mark (CEP preceded by a comma) following your first and last name.  You may also list your certification in your resume or bio.  On your LinkedIn profile, please list your designation under the Education section with a link to the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.  You may also list your designation under Certificates and specify the date you received your certification. 

For candidates who have completed Level One or Level Two: 

Until a candidate has passed all three levels of the program, the candidate may describe their accomplishment in their professional biography, resume or LinkedIn profile (under Education section) as "Jane Doe has completed Level 1 [or Level 2] of the CEP program through the Certified Equity Professional Institute at Santa Clara University." You may use the link to the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Stay Current with the CEPI

Have you checked your profile lately?  The CEPI uses the contact information in your MyCEP account for all communication.  If we don't have your current contact information, you may be missing out on important CEPI information.   Take a moment to update anything in your profile that may be outdated.    Please visit your MyCEP account at

CEP Exam Information

Good luck to all of the November exam candidates preparing for this coming weekend!

Registration is now open for for the 2016 exams, though materials are not yet available.  Textbooks are updated annually and revised editions are typically available by March.   Ensure you are using 2016 materials to prepare for the 2016 exams by waiting for their availability in early 2016.

Please refer to the following schedule for important dates:

Exam Date
Registration Deadline
Deferral Deadline
June 11, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
November 5, 2016
September 23, 2016
October 21, 2016

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Continuing Education

The CEPI offers continuing education credit for participation in a variety of activities such as attending CEPI sponsored events, like the Annual CEP Symposium, participating in CEPI volunteer activities, attending local chapter meetings, viewing online webinars and webcasts, attending industry conferences and many, many more. Stay current and maintain your designation by participating in events throughout the year.

For more information, please visit the CEP Continuing Education website. To see future pre-approved continuing education events, please visit the Continuing Education Calendar.

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