Quick Glance Comparison Table
ElementCEP-In TrainingCEP
CredentialCEP-ITCEP (by Essay)CEP (by Eminence)
Minimum Qualifications
Career Experience (years)1920
Masters and Doctorate degrees reduce the required career experience years.
Responsible Charge (years)none515
Application Content
Ethics StatementRequired
TranscriptCertified transcript from accredited universities/colleges are submitted by institution directly to Executive Administrator 
Resume / CVRequired
Projects & PublicationsNot ApplicableItemized list submitted
Letters of Reference246
PortfolioNot ApplicableRequired
Fee - initial$75$200
Fee - if accepted$75$200
Application Evaluation
Deemed CompleteExecutive Administrator
Credential BasisMinimum Qualifications, Reference LettersMinimum Qualifications, Essay / Portfolio Content, Oral Interview, Reference Letters, Peer Panel Review
Bestows CredentialExecutive AdministratorCertification Review Board - Peer Panel Review (7 peers) 
Timeline - ApplyRolling - applications accepted year-round
Timeline - Review15-30 days90 days120 days
Demonstrative Proof of CredentialCertificateStamp and Certificate
Annual Maintenance
Maintenance Hours2040
Continuing Education RecordsSelf-maintained, subject to random annual audit
Career PlanAnnually SubmittedSelf-maintained
Renewal Dues$60$200
Renewal CycleCalendar Year Basis
Profile UpdateRequired