Professional Certification

CECU has partnered with MaxKnowledge to create the largest employee training network for the postsecondary career education sector. CECU awards the Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) certification for completion of approved training through MaxKnowledge and a network of partnering associations and agencies representing career education institutions.

The CHEP credential recognizes employees of career education institutions who strive for excellence in their respective positions.  Certified professionals receive a digital certificate with an embedded open badge to share and showcase their achievements. Participating institutions are provided with digital recognition seals to demonstrate and display their commitment to excellence. 

The CHEP certification helps career education institutions to enhance employee credentials and performance resulting in increased institutional effectiveness and student outcomes. Additionally, nationally certified faculty and staff set participating institutions apart in the career education sector.

CECU awards the CHEP certification in the following specialization areas:

  • CHEP in Teaching
  • CHEP in Online Teaching
  • CHEP in Admissions
  • CHEP in Career Services
  • CHEP in Campus Operations
  • CHEP in Leadership

Visit for more information and a list of approved training providers.

I believe that CHEP certification is a valuable tool in helping to develop admissions leaders. CHEP allows my admissions leaders access to pertinent training topics with the flexibility and accessibility needed by working professionals. This process further demonstrates our commitment to a professional and ethical admissions process.
Dr. Mike Burkett.
President of Florida Technical College & The Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School

We have been using the high-quality training courses delivered through MaxKnowledge since 2009. These courses and the CHEP certifications enhance our instructors’ abilities to teach in the classroom and online and is a key component in our ongoing strategy to deliver academic excellence.
Graham Nott
Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs
Concorde Career Colleges