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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Update

March 27, 2020

Due to a state-wide stay-at-home order and for the safety of our employees, we are temporarily closing the SCCE & HCCA home office in Minneapolis, MN through April 10, 2020.  While most of our staff will continue to work remotely, mail processing, print book order fulfillment, refunds and payables will be temporarily suspended, but all other activities will continue.

SCCE & HCCA staff will continue to be available to respond to your questions Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central U.S. time zone). 

 

March 17, 2020

At SCCE & HCCA, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, members, event attendees, partners and compliance professionals around the world. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue making informed decisions based on updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other federal, state, and local agencies.

Conferences

To date we have taken the following measures with SCCE & HCCA conferences:

  • SCCE’s European Compliance & Ethics Institute (ECEI), scheduled for 16-18 March in Amsterdam was cancelled and will be replaced with a series of Web Conferences that will be announced soon on the ECEI website
  • HCCA’s 24th Annual Compliance Institute (CI) scheduled for March 29 – April 1 has been cancelled and is being replaced with a three-day Virtual Conference being planned for March 30 - April 1; Details will be announced on March 18 on the CI website  
  • All SCCE & HCCA one-day Regional Compliance Conferences scheduled through the end of May are being cancelled as in-person events and replaced with virtual conferences.
  • SCCE & HCCA Basic Compliance Academies scheduled for April and May are being rescheduled for later dates.

Hopefully, events scheduled for May 31 and beyond will go on as planned. However, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and proceed accordingly.

SCCE & HCCA Offices and Customer Service

To help ensure the safety and health of SCCE & HCCA staff, we are initiating a social distancing plan that will temporarily result in most employees working remotely. Our office hours will continue to be 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Central U.S. time zone) Monday through Friday. However, as we navigate through our remote work program, please be patient. Response times to your calls and e-mail inquiries may be slightly delayed.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

We are scheduling as many virtual educational conferences as possible to provide options to earn live CEUs. Inevitably, some of you may find yourselves having difficulty meeting deadlines to obtain CEUs for renewal of your Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® certifications.  CCB has announced a temporary waiver of the fee to obtain a 60-day extension, beyond the 30-day grace period. This waiver is available for all renewal extension requests received through May 31, 2020. CCB will continue to assess the needs of certified individuals in the coming weeks.

Thanks for your understanding during these unsettling times. Please stay healthy and diligent. With healthy doses of care and patience we will get through this.

Gerry Zack

CEO

SCCE & HCCA