How to maintain GRC Certifications

All of our certifications use the same model, so maintenance is similar for each one. The only thing that differs is that continuing education must be related to the certification topic.

Maintaining ALL of your certifications is simple and straightforward. We use a single CPE program for all of our certifications.

  1. Maintain an All Access Pass, and
  2. Complete 8 hours of continuing professional education every year for each certification.

DOUBLE CREDIT: Many of our continuing education experiences count toward multiple certifications. This means that a single webinar or course can count toward one or more of your certifications. One experience. Multiple credits.

Details

Live Webinars & Online Events

Included with All Access Pass

Attend weekly or monthly OCEG webinars covering GRC Capabilities and specific topical areas like business continuity management, anti-money laundering, ethics, operational risk, etc.

When you hold an All Access Pass, you receive continuing professional education (CPE) credits that qualify for our GRC certifications and many other professional certifications.

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Live In-Person Events & Training

In-Person training is available in various locations on six (6) continents. We also provide in-person training at your location (some organizations use this approach to maintain certifications for their entire team).

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On-Demand Videos

Included in the All Access Pass

We have several on-demand video series, such as the OCEG Tech Talk Series and the OCEG Coffee Talk Series, where OCEG executives interview experts in GRC.

All accumulated minutes count toward your continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. You don't have to do anything! Just watch these videos, and the time is automatically tracked on your CPE Dashboard.

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On-Demand Webinar Recordings

Included in the All Access Pass

Choose from over 150 videos of previously recorded webinars.

All accumulated minutes count toward your continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. You don't have to do anything! Just watch these videos, and the time is automatically tracked on your CPE Dashboard.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do my CPEs track to both OCEG and non-OCEG Certifications?

OCEG is able to guarantee tracking to all OCEG / GRC Certify certifications because our certifications follow the most modern standards for continuing education. We call these INTERNAL-CPEs.

We are also accredited by NASBA to administer CPEs for traditional certifications such as CPA, CA, CIA and other legal, audit and finance-related certifications. We call these EXTERNAL-CPEs.

However, NASBA has legacy requirements that prevent us from counting all continuing education experiences. What this means is that we are only able to provide EXTERNAL-CPEs for live webinars.

For how long is my certification valid?
  • When a certificate is awarded, it is awarded for a full year starting on the day you passed the exam.
  • Your first full year has no CPE requirement (because you spent at least 8 hours preparing for and taking the exam).
  • Starting your second year, you must earn at least eight (8) credits of continuing education related to the certification topic.
  • When a certificate renews, it renews for a full year. Automatic renewal on the day of certificate expiration happens if both of these conditions are true: a) Member has an active AAP and b) CPE requirement has been met (if applicable)
  • If the expiration date passes and you do not meet both conditions, you have a grace period of 90 days to fulfill the requirements (renewing your AAP and/or getting enough credits). After the grace period is over, your certification gets deleted from our records, and certificates are no longer available for display.
Can I count CPEs to multiple certifications?

Yes! Many of our continuing education experiences count toward multiple certifications. This means that a single webinar or course can count toward one or more of your certifications. One experience. Multiple credits.

For example, a session on "risk assessment" would apply to GRCP, GRCA and virtually all of our other certifications because "risk assessment" applies to all of those roles.