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National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals

National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals

NACCOP Logo 300x300The National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) provides a professional association for Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals to collaborate with each other and share resources and best practices. Members are also offered opportunities to participate in professional development engagements which support colleges and universities in their efforts to comply with the Clery Act. 

NACCOP delivers members with resources to enhance their knowledge of the Clery Act by offering education and training opportunities for the employees who are acting as Clery Compliance Officers on college campuses as well as information about Clery-related news and legislative updates.

Membership Benefits (Included in Membership Fee)

  • Annual publication of the Journal of Clery Compliance Officers & Professionals (this is a 36-40 page practitioner-focused journal written exclusively for NACCOP members that provides guidance and information about various Clery Act related topics each year)
  • Member-Exclusive Professional Development Opportunities (average of 8 free educational webinars each year)
  • Representation in Washington, D.C. via a Director of Federal Relations
  • Staff collaboration with other higher education professional associations and corporate partners on behalf of NACCOP members
  • Access to legislative updates via Federal Relations Newsletters
  • Access to NACCOP Whitepapers (minimum of two per year)
  • Access to Clery-related studies, press releases, and other important changes
  • Tools and resources for managing institutional compliance objectives, including sample policy statement language for VAWA policies and a list of records to maintain for Clery Act purposes
  • Access to Clery compliance reference materials & resource library
  • Opportunity to participate in Association task forces/committees
  • Connect & Collaborate with other Clery Compliance Officers via the membership platform

In addition, members receive discounted Professional Development Opportunities (Minimum savings of $100+ per event).

The 5th Annual Conference will feature outstanding opportunities for professional development with more than 20 educational sessions and will highlight a 5th Anniversary evening dinner event. There are 5 Pre-Conference sessions that allow for a “deep dive” into various aspects of the Clery Act, Title IX and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. Click on this link Annual Conference for more information.


Webinars: Individual Webinars (some of which are conducted in collaboration with Association partners) and the 10-Part Clery Act Webinar Series that starts in January of each year. This allows NACCOP members who can’t travel to participate in what equates to a 2-day Clery Act class. Institutions can register for the 10-part series or to participate in individual webinars within the 10-part series.  

Developing a Clery Compliance Committee webinar will be held December 3, 2020, from 2--3:15 pm EASTERN. REGISTER HERE

Clery Compliance Officer Certification Program: NACCOP offers a Clery Compliance Officer Certification Program  (CCO Certification Program) for eligible employees of colleges and universities who want to benefit from NACCOP’s unmatched practical expertise in leading and managing Clery Act compliance activities. The CCO Certification Program will provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a comprehensive professional development program that leads to a professional credential from the only association serving the needs of Clery compliance officers and professionals.

Online VAWA Adjudicator Training Program: NACCOP has developed, in consultation with subject matter experts and student conduct administrators who are recognized as leaders in the field, an online training program specifically designed for institutional officials involved in the adjudication of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking offenses involving students (collectively, “sexual misconduct”). Online VAWA Adjudicator Training Program

NACCOP Convenes Regional Clery Classes -- most are now virtual. For more information or to register, click here: The Foundations of the Clery ActNACCOP has partnered with D. Stafford & Associates to develop the curriculum and is providing these regional classes in conjunction with IACLEA. See all class dates here.

The next course will be offered over four days, four hours per day, November 10 - 13, 2020. NACCOP and IACLEA member receive a discount. More info and the registration form are here.


Dolores A. Stafford, Executive Director

Phone: 302-344-5809


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