How many letters can I put after my name?
If you’re like me, you probably belong to more than one professional organization that affords you the ability to put letters representing a level of education and training after your name. I place the CCA letters first, not because I’m President of the CCA (I placed them first long before I was voted into this role), but because of what the letters signify to those that rely on our advice including our employers and our clients.
The FCA or ACA designations tell the world we’ve gained a meaningful and relevant perspective from industry leaders that can’t be obtained through training insulated from organizations outside our own employer or through self-study. Our participation in the CCA helps us become leaders and elevates our company’s exposure through a platform for sharing ideas and expertise.
Our members continue to tell us we are hitting the mark on our educational content and that they value our community where everyone counts and you can find strength in numbers. That’s a strong value proposition for what a membership in the CCA means.
I’d like to hear about what the FCA or ACA designations mean to you. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with me.
Edward M. Pudlowski, FCA