Emeritus status refers to someone who is retired or will be retiring from a given profession or industry. The title is given to recognize an individual’s professional achievements even after he or she has retired.
Anyone who is currently in good standing with CBIC, currently holds the CIC® credential, and is entering retirement during the year he or she is due to recertify, or has already claimed retirement over his or her five-year recertification period, may obtain Emeritus status.
In addition, retired candidates whose CIC® credential has lapsed (those who chose not to recertify) may apply for Emeritus CIC® status by December 31st of the fifth year after lapsing (ex: if you lapsed on December 31st, 2015, you must submit a request for Emeritus CIC® status by December 31st, 2020).
Yes, as outlined in the criteria, lapsed candidates may apply as long as they are in good standing with CBIC, have held the CIC® credential during the previous five years, and have followed the application process.
1. The CIC® fills out an Emeritus Status Application Request form and submits this to the CBIC Executive Office.
2. CBIC Staff verify the individual’s retirement status by reaching out to the person-of-contact indicated on the request form OR the request is reviewed by the Executive Committee.
3. CBIC notifies the candidate once the request is reviewed and a decision reached. The certificant will receive a separate Emeritus CIC® badge and may begin using the Emeritus CIC® designation (eCIC) immediately.
No. Retired individuals may apply for the eCIC at any time as long as they meet the Emeritus CIC® status criteria outlined above.
No. Once you have been granted eCIC status, there is no maintenance required. However, if at any time, the individual in question returns to full-time employment, he or she must surrender eCIC status and must re-apply, pay for, and successfully pass the initial CIC® examination.
Yes, CBIC encourages eCICs to remain involved with CBIC in a volunteer capacity. CBIC considers these certificants to be valuable for their historic CIC knowledge and work experience.
Documentation is not required. Individuals applying for the CIC® Emeritus status must attest to their current employment status. Individuals found to violate the policies and eligibility requirements of the CIC® Emeritus program will have the designation revoked.