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CEPI News and Events - September 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.

Check Out These Upcoming Attractions - Will You Be There This Fall?

Join the CEPI in Scottsdale, AZ at GEO's National Equity Compensation Forum in Scottsdale, AZ on September 14-16.

Next, find the CEPI at The Society's 2015 Essentials Express Seminar and Western Regional Conference in Seattle, WA on October 7-9.  Be sure to say "Hello"!

Also, don't miss us at NASPP Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA on October 27-30.  You may find some furry friends to take home from our booth.

Marilyn J. Perkins Claassen Memorial Scholarship

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!  We received applications from so many deserving candidates, it was a difficult decision to select only two recipients.

"I am so appreciative of the scholarship, sponsored by OPTRACK, that I received through the Marilyn J. Perkins Claassen Memorial Scholarship Program.  I did not have a corporate sponsorship, and without the scholarship, I would not have been able to complete the program.  The knowledge I gained by preparing for and taking the exams has added enormous value to my current career path and future opportunities."

-Carman Callahan, CEP
2012 Scholarship Recipient

Missed this year's application deadline?  There's always next year!  Even though the application is closed for this year, it is still a good time to register for a CEP exam!

Certificates for Our New CEPs - Congratulations!

Certificates have been ordered and will be shipping soon! There will soon be 67 new certificates decorating the office walls of our newest CEPs.  We at the CEPI wish to congratulate all of the new CEPs.

Proudly Show Your CEP Designation

Be sure to include the CEP in your bio, your resume and anywhere you provide your qualifications.  You worked hard for those three little letters, don't be afraid to show them!  Include it proudly everywhere you have your name displayed.

Weekly 'Monkey' Trivia - We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Steve Tamsula, CEP, Denise Ledbetter, CEP, and Inna Vilig Garafola, CEP, the recent winners of the CEPI's "Monkey Monday" Trivia on Facebook!  We hope you'll enjoy your Starbucks beverage.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the CEPI's "Monkey Monday" Trivia.  Want to join in on the fun and enter the drawing for the chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card?  Like us on Facebook and comment your answer on our weekly trivia questions!

CEP Exam Information - Register for the November 2015 Exam Today!

Registration is now open for the November 7, 2015 exam.  Don't wait until the last minute though!  The November 2015 exam registration deadline is September 25th.  To register, please visit

Remember, if you have successfully passed the June 6, 2015 Level 1 or Level 2 exam, you are eligible to receive a $200 Successful Student Discount towards the upcoming November 7, 2015 exam.  

The June and November 2016 exams, however, are currently open for deferral only.  

Please refer to the following schedule for important dates:

Exam Date
Registration Deadline
Deferral Deadline
November 7, 2015
September 25, 2015
October 23, 2015
June 11, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
November 5, 2016
September 23, 2016
October 21, 2016

If you are preparing for a 2015 exam, please reference the 2015 study materials list on our website to ensure that you are using correct study materials.

If you are deferring to a 2016 exam date, please be sure to purchase the 2016 exam prep materials when they become available in March, 2016. Remember that textbooks are updated annually.

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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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