Credible Leadership Command (CCL-5)

The Five Star  Certified Credible Leader (Credible Leadership Command– CCL-5)  is designed for those who wish to be certified and recognized at the international level.  The following standards are recommended to apply for Five Star Credible Leadership certification:

  • C-111902 AAHave successfully completed the Institute for Credible Leadership Development curriculum:
    • Phase I – Foundation & Principles
    • Phase II –Theories & Practices
    • Phase III – Application & Advancement
    • Phase IV – Competency & Mastery
    • Phase V –  Command College
  • Have advanced professional training and continuing education.  It is recommended that the candidate be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrate proficiencies as a Team Leader Coach, Facilitator, and Change Agent by helping team leaders build their teams and improve team performance.
  • Candidates should be involved in initiating and facilitating a Continuous Improvement Team.
  • Candidates are in good standing with their agency, verified by the agency.
  • Provide a leadership portfolio.  The following items are recommended and can be added to:
    • Work history – This is an itemized listing and brief explanation of work accomplishments
    • Leadership development – Include a recent Career Leadership Development Plan
    • Leadership assessment – A self-initiated or supervisor initiated assessment is recommended.  A 360 assessment is preferred.
    • Letters of recommendation – A minimum of 3 letters is recommended
    • Awards – List commendations and awards with a brief description of significance.
    • Continuing training, education and professional development – List leadership training, professional development experiences, formal training and education.  Having or progress toward a bachelor’s degree will also be considered.
  • Other enhancements to the portfolio may include but are not limited to:
  • Projects – Projects for improvement, within the organization or community or both.  Include each project proposal including any outcomes.
  • Volunteering – Describe volunteer experiences, especially leadership roles, in the agency or community.
  • Letters of accomplishments – Include letters by supervisors or others observing your leadership performance.
  • Recognition of skills – Include certified coach, facilitator, or change agent written verification of skills application.
  • Authorship – Written articles which may discuss leadership, change, team building and organization development or any relevant topic.

This certification carries with it the responsibilities, honors and privileges of a professional accomplishment with international recognition.  This includes the designation of CCL-V Star to mention after their name and to wear the CCL – Five Star lapel insignia.  Successful candidates receive:

  • Lapel Pin – A Certified Credible Leader Five Star lapel insignia (uniform pin).
  • Certificate – An 11×14 professional certification signed by the executives of the CJC-CLD suitable for framing.
  • Letter of Accomplishment – A letter of accomplishment recognizing the individual as a CCL Five Star Credible Leader and having completed all the requirements of the rating.