Elevate your consulting practice and grow your professional network by earning a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Designation. As the world's only internationally recognized credential for management consultants, a CMC Designation means more opportunities, a higher level of credibility, and even better service for your clients.
Chris Harper, CMC took his network and career to the next level by earning the CMC Designation.
The path to earning your CMC is flexible and self-paced, designed for management consultants of all experience levels to complete on their own time as their schedule allows.
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Here are some of the most common questions we get from consultants considering whether or not to invest in CMC certification:
As the only internationally recognized designation for management consultants, a CMC Designation is the logical next step in your consulting career, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the industry for decades. The benefits of a CMC Designation include:
Access to exclusive job postings
Opportunity to provide Management Advisory Services (MAS) to eligible small and medium size technology businesses through CMC-Canada, funded by the federal government.
Evidence of your commitment to the consulting profession when applying to jobs and prospecting clients
Enhanced knowledge of the consulting profession, best practices and ethics not officially taught elsewhere
Access to all the benefits of a CMC-Canada membership, including ongoing professional development, networking opportunities, exclusive business insurance plans, and more.
Management consulting is an independent, professional advisory service assisting managers and organizations to achieve organizational purposes and objectives by solving management and business problems, identifying and seizing new opportunities, enhancing learning, and implementing changes.
While most businesses and consulting firms do not require their management consultants to have a CMC Designation, the industry is rapidly changing in the light of public questioning of the ethics of consultants. Not only will the CMC show employers and clients that you are an experienced and knowledgeable consultant, but it will give you a competitive advantage as the CMCs become increasingly preferable to work with.
The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation is the only credential that regulates management consultants worldwide. It is recognized in over 50 countries. The CMC Designation represents a commitment to the highest standards of consulting and adherence to the ethical practice in the profession.
In order to qualify for the CMC Designation, you first need to complete the requirements of one of the CMC streams. To enter a stream, you will generally need to show you are actively consulting with an up-to-date resume. Fill out our qualification form to learn whether or not you qualify for the CMC Designation!
We sort CMC candidates into certification streams based on their education and experience. You will learn which stream applies to you after you have qualified, registered an account and submitted a resume. Learn more about the different streams.
Earning your CMC Designation is not an easy task, but the program structure is flexible and self-paced, allowing you to complete it at your own pace. Depending on the stream, you’ll take a number of courses, undergo a peer review process, and complete an oral assessment with two CMCs. The Designation typically takes anywhere from 8 to 40 hours, delivered in as little as one day or one day weekly for a period of 6 weeks.