management consultant

Certified Management Consultant

Certified Management Consultant (CMC) is an international professional certification for Management consulting professionals, awarded by institutes in 44 countries (as of December 2006).

CMC in the UK

CMC in the UK is awarded by the Institute of Business Consultants

Candidates who wish to gain Certified Management Consultant (CMC) status must demonstrate how they apply their knowledge through practical work based experience as a management consultant.

Other qualifications exist that are awarded by the Institute of Business Consultants are:

Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials - for new entrants into consulting ref:

Diploma in Management Consulting - for more experienced consultants ref:

International standards

The high quality standards for CMC in technical competencies and professional conduct were developed by international associations together with The International Council of Management Consultant Institutes (ICMCI). The CMC enjoys global reciprocity; consultants certified in one country are recognised in most other countries.

Consultants awarded the CMC designation have demonstrated the following:

  • Three or more (depending on country) years of experience in full-time consulting.
  • Owner or employee of a firm in independent practice, or internal consultant in organization meeting the Institute's independence criteria.
  • Demonstrated client satisfaction in challenging engagements.
  • Produced descriptions of five client engagements, including problems addressed, solutions provided and results achieved.
  • Interview by a panel of senior consultants on approaches to and competencies in a range of consulting disciplines.
  • Written and oral ethics examinations and adherence to a rigorous code of ethics.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional education.
  • Renewal of certification every three years.

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