Compensation Certification 8 Week Program

The 8 week program will be held each Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for eight weeks. This will allow attendees to absorb the material with the least amount of disruption from their jobs.

Tuition for the classroom program is $3,000 per participant and includes all materials and refreshments.

Tuition for the virtual program is $3,300 per participant and includes all materials.

CCA 8 Week Program Sessions

Fall September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 2017 Woburn, MA
Spring March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 Woburn, MA

Compensation Certification 1 Week Program

The 1 week program will be held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will allow attendees to become quickly immersed in the material and it will give participants the opportunity to travel to the Program and complete it in a short duration.

Tuition for the classroom program is $3,000 per participant and includes all materials and refreshments.

Tuition for the virtual program is $3,300 per participant and includes all materials.

CCA 1 Week Program Sessions

October October 23 – 26, 2017 Woburn, MA
May May 7 – 10, 2018 Woburn, MA
June June 4 – 7, 2018 Woburn, MA
September September 24 – 27, 2018 Woburn, MA
October October 22 – 25, 2018 Woburn, MA

SCCA (Senior) 1 Week Program Sessions

1 Week SCCA (Senior) Session
To Be Announced

Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA) Program

  • Session 1:   Introduction and Compensation Basics
    • Compensation Objectives and Strategy
    • Legislation Affecting Compensation
    • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Session 2:   Job Analysis and Job Descriptions
    • The Job Analysis Process
    • Data Gathering Methods
    • Writing Job Descriptions
  • Session 3:   Job Evaluation Systems
    • Methods of Job Evaluation
    • Compensable Factors
    • Job Pricing
  • Session 4:   Salary Surveys and Market Analysis
    • Participating in Salary Surveys
    • Trending Survey Data
    • Analyzing Salary Survey Data
  • Session 5:   Compensation Program Development
    • Job Levels and Hierarchy
    • Job Classifications
    • Salary Ranges
  • Session 6:   Compensation Administration
    • Performance Evaluation Types
    • Pay for Performance
    • Salary Planning
  • Session 7:   Variable Pay Programs
    • Types of Incentives for Employees
    • Variable Pay Performance Measures
    • Designing Incentive Plans
  • Session 8:   Communicating Compensation
    • Compensation Policies and Procedures
    • Management Training
    • Questions and Answers

Senior Certified Compensation Analyst (SCCA) Program

  • Session 1:   Introduction and Executive Compensation
    • Executive Compensation Components
    • Executive Benefits
    • Executive Pay Governance
  • Session 2:   Short Term Incentives, Executive Perquisites & Corporate Governance
    • Variable Pay Types and Uses
    • Executive Perquisites
    • Corporate Governance Guidelines & Compliance
  • Session 3:   Long Term Incentives - Stock Option Based Plans
    • Long Term Incentive Fundamentals
    • All About Options (ISO, Restricted Stock)
  • Session 4:   Long Term Incentives - Non-Option Based Plans
    • Alternatives to Options
    • SARs, Phantom Stock, ESPPs
  • Session 5:   Sales Compensation Fundamentals
    • What can go wrong?
    • Selling Process
    • Sales Jobs
  • Session 6:   Sales Compensation Design
    • Mix of Pay
    • Performance Measures & Weights
    • Design Considerations and Examples
  • Session 7:   Compensating Employees Globally
    • Expatriate Packages
    • Compensating Employees Around the World
    • A Glance at Global Benefits
  • Session 8:   Tips/Tricks & Data Analytics
    • Tips for using functions in Excel
    • Helpful hints for compensation analysis
    • Data analytics overview