CMC

DESIGNATION

The process for attaining the Certified Management Consulting Designation

Professionalism and Recognition of the Management Consulting

CIMC strives to enhance the professionalism and recognition of the Management Consulting profession in the Caribbean. We are committed to upholding the ethical and professional standards outlined in our Code of Professional Conduct.

​We facilitate our members in attaining the Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®) credential promoted by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) www.cmc-global.org. This is the only global professional management consulting designation with recognition in over 47 countries and offered exclusively in the Caribbean region by the CIMC. This global standard for management consultancy has already now been adopted by CARICOM, and will shortly become an ISO standard. The ICMCI was instrumental in developing the the ISO 20700 Standard for consultancy services, and an important complement to the CMC, the international certification for management consultants.

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BECOMING A CMC

Professional Member Track

The following outlines the process for attaining the Certified Management Consulting Designation (CMC):

STEP 1: REGISTER AS A CMC CANDIDATE
  • Candidates should be in good financial standing with the CIMC
  • Complete the CMC Candidate Registration Form
  • Pay the CMC registration fee of US $200
  • Review the document checklist and ensure that all documentation required of you is on file – including updated CV
  • Review the ICMCI CMC Competency Framework which outlines what is expected of a Certified Management Consultant
  • Prepare a Draft Engagement Summary
STEP 2: ASSIGN A MENTOR
  • Once registered, a Mentor will be assigned to work with you and support you through the CMC journey.
STEP 3: COMPLETE THE ONLINE BPPS COURSE AND EXAM

COMPLETE THE COURSE BEST PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN THE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PROFESSION (PROFESSIONAL ETHICS) – ONLINE COURSE AND EXAM

  • Register and pay fees for the online Best Practices and Professional Standards (BPPS) course. Cost is US $230
  • This course is designed to review the issues and challenges associated with professional standards in the management consulting profession. In addition, it explores options for resolving ethical dilemmas frequently faced by management consultants.
  • This course requires approximately five hours of online study and may be taken at the candidate’s own pace. It is presented in a series of seven modules, and completed with an online exam.
  • Once registered online, a candidate has 28 days to complete the course.
  • Candidates will be notified with a pass / fail status for the course.
STEP 4: COMPLETE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING COURSE
  • The Principles of Management Consulting course is offered directly by CIMC and also by approved providers.  The course is designed to enhance the confidence, knowledge, skills and competencies required of Management Consultants.
  • The market cost for the Management Consulting Course ranges between US $400 to US $1000. Prices are subject to change
  • Candidates must ensure that CIMC receives a copy of their Certificate of Participation in the Management Consulting Course
STEP 5: PREPARE AND SUBMIT ENGAGEMENT SUMMARIES
  • Candidates will prepare and submit three (3) engagement summaries of consulting projects in which they have been involved over the past five (5) years. One of these engagement summaries should have been completed within the last twelve (12) months.
  • Candidates will receive advice from their Mentors in preparing their engagement summaries.
STEP 6: ORAL ASSESSMENT
  • Candidates will review their documentation to ensure that all items are updated
  • Once satisfied with your progress and completion of your documentation, your Mentor will recommend you for the Oral Assessment
  • Candidates will participate in an Oral Assessment by a panel of CMCs.  Using the ICMCI Competency Framework, the Assessors will take into consideration  your background and CV,  your Engagement Summaries and other relevant data related to your consulting experience.
  • The cost of the Oral assessment is $100.
  • The Assessors will submit recommendations for the award of the CMC designation.
STEP 7: CMC DESIGNATION GRANTED BY CICMC
  • Successful candidates will be awarded the CMC Designation
  • Your membership will upgraded to that of a CMC
  • Your CMC Designation will be announced and the CMC Certificate and pin will be officially presented to you in an appropriate forum.
STEP 8: MAINTAIN CMC DESIGNATION
  • CMCs are required to undertake and track their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Members are required to provide a report every three years on their CPD activities and the CPD points earned.
  • CMCs are required to keep their membership with CIMC in good standing and adhere to the Code of Conduct in order to maintain their CMCdesignation.

Academic Member Track

The Academic Track is available to address special circumstances and permit certification for individuals in within the academic arena. The basic elements of the Member track are also mandatory for the Academic Track: Completion of Professional Conduct and Ethics Course, Principles and Practices of Management Consulting Course; submission of Engagement Summaries and Oral Assessment. This will ensure that CIMC maintains consistency in its approach. However, the academic track enables the Candidate to draw on material used in your academic programme.

Only the Variations from the Professional Member Track to the Academic Track are outlined below:

  • ​Graduate degree with a professional designation.
  • Holding a full-time tenured academic appointment or long-term contract appointment at the rank of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America) or above, with at least 6 years of experience in course design in management consulting or related discipline and delivery at a recognized university.
  • Submission of three ‘consulting engagement summaries’ of consulting projects in which you have been involved, over the past five years. These can include academic research projects (up to 60%).
  • Submission of course outlines taught for either academic credit or external executive development on areas contained with the competency framework.
  •  Student evaluations or other testimonials to the quality of the course material and delivery should also be included.

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