Frequently asked Questions:
What topics are covered in the CCSP
A: Topics include:
- Historical background of telecommunications
- General Telephony
- Detection, prevention and quantification
of communications fraud
- Customer premise equipment and
- Building a case with Law Enforcement/prosecuting
voice mail fraud
- Wireless Communications
- Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
If an applicant participates in CFCA
activities as a non-member, do they
A: Yes, as long as
attendance can be verified. It is
important to keep attendance certificates
and include with CCSP petition.
I submitted my petition, along with
the $200 (US) filing fee. Upon review,
it was determined that I do not meet
the minimum credits. Do I have to
pay another filing fee of $200 the
next time I update my petition?
A: No, there is a
one time filing fee.
Do I have to submit a copy of my college
A: Yes, all eligibility
requirement data will be verified.
Do my speaking engagements and published
articles have to be related to CFCA?
A: No, but they must
be related to communications fraud.
cannot take the exam at the Conference
site, can I take it at another site?
A: Yes, applicants
are responsible for letting the Certification
Department at CFCA Headquarters know
the name, address and phone number
of a college/university where they
plan to take the exam and the name
of the proctor, if known. Otherwise,
CFCA will locate a proctor and arrange
for the exam.
I took the exam and only passed parts
of it. Will I have to retake the entire
exam the next time I take it?
A: Yes, since the exam changes
to reflect changes in the industry.
Your certification is awarded to you
based upon the body of knowledge tested
at that time.
How many times may I take
A: You may take the
exam as many times as it takes to
Is a sitting fee required each time
I sit for the exam?
A: Yes, if a matriculation/proctor
fee is charged, it will be passed
thru to the candidate for payment
prior to the exam.
“What will I get out of it
(certification) besides a title?”
A: The benefits of
certification are numerous in addition
to being able to put the initials
“CCSP” after your name:
- Certification programs act as
a means of establishing standards
within their given industry. In
a sense, certification allows members
of the communications security profession
to participate in monitoring themselves
rather than leaving a void for the
regulators, i.e., government agencies,
to possibly fill with externally
- Certification testifies that you,
the candidate/member, have attained
those criteria necessary to achieve
the designation – experience, education
and association activity.
- Reflects your commitment to continuing
- Denotes a level of expertise and
- Recognition of achievement from
your peers and associates.