It's The Gold Standard 
CMC Benefits and How To Get Certified

IMC Certification is respected by the industry and held as a benchmark of excellence when managers hire consultants.

CMC® (Certified Management Consultant) certification is awarded by IMC USA to consultants who have achieved a superior level of performance that includes professional standards in technical competency and ethics, global standards in consulting competencies, professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct.

“CMC” after your name communicates that you’re a seriously accomplished consultant.

Are you a manager looking to hire an ethical, trusted management consultant with proven experience and knowledge? Visit our page, Why Hire a CMC?

Interested in joining the 10,000 international elite group of certified members? Here are some of the requirements for certification for the CMC:

  • ExperienceCurrently active in consulting: able to demonstrate that in three of the last five years management consulting have been a significant part of his or her activity. This can include consulting with clients; selling, managing and/or supporting consulting activity; preparing for and teaching consultancy; publishing and writing on consulting, technical specialties, client business segments, and related topics.
  • Education: A degree from a four-year college (applicants may only claim academic degrees from colleges or universities accredited at the institutional or specialty level by accreditation bodies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or a similar body in the case of international degrees).
  • ReferencesFive satisfactory client evaluations from officers or executives of client organizations.
  • Engagements: Written summaries of engagements, which will be used during the oral examination.
  • Competence: A qualifying written examination followed by an oral examination with senior CMC® examiners. You must demonstrate your professional competence, that you are current in your areas of specialization, that you have applied your experience and that you have an understanding of the management consulting process defined in IMC USA's Competency Framework - CMC® Scheme. 
  • Ethics: A qualifying written examination and oral examination on the IMC Code of Ethics and ethical aspects of consulting.

IMC USA awards the CMC certificate mark without prerequisites of membership in any professional association or of completing a particular course of study. All who meet the above requirements may apply.

The IMC USA examination of consulting competencies exceeds ICMCI standards and clients are assured that the IMC USA certification process conforms to rigorous international standards for certifying individuals.

See How to Get Certified for the fees and to start your application.