Certification Review Documents

Annual Review

The annual review is a Certified charity’s yearly confirmation of compliance with CCCC’s Standards of Accountability. 

To complete the annual review, charities 

CCCC will

  • review the submission;
  • provide comments and recommendations; 
  • confirm compliance once any outstanding compliance requirements are implemented.

CCCC sends a reminder of the annual review to the member six weeks before the due date.

Field Review

On-site visits are carried out by CCCC representatives every three-to-five years. The on-site review provides the opportunity for CCCC to meet key personnel and review additional documentation in more detail.

To prepare for a field review, the Certified member will need to collect the requested documents as outlined in the Field Review Checklist.

Within 2-3 weeks of the field review, CCCC will provide a detailed report with recommendations for complying with the Standards or adopting best practices.


The member will be notified of any non-compliance as quickly as possible. CCCC will provide a specific timeframe in which the charity must demonstrate compliance. 

We Are Here to Help! 

We make every effort to help Certified charities achieve compliance. However, failure to comply will result in a letter informing the member of termination of both CCCC Certified membership and the right to display the Seal of Accountability. 

In such cases, CCCC will require the organization or ministry to provide signed acknowledgment that they will no longer use the Seal.

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