Certification Course

Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices of Management Consultants

This course is required for all new Certified Management Consultants (CMCs) and introduces them to the Code of Professional Conduct to which all CMCs in Canada must adhere.

Guided by one of our certified Instructors, the class reviews various aspects of the Code and discusses real life challenges where ethics must be considered to maintain a CMC's professional standards.  Learners will gain understanding of how to avoid, prevent, and resolve, ethical dilemmas frequently encountered by Management Consultants.

This blended course has three components:

  1. Self-paced eLearning module and independent review of the Code of Professional Conduct.
    Learners receive access one week prior to the live session and must complete prior to the first live class.
  2. Live virtual classroom session (via Zoom).
    Learners receive an invitation to the live sessions one week before the class date.
  3. Online exam. 
    The exam consists of five situational questions relating to the course material and Code of Professional Conduct.  Learners may refer to their class materials, the Code, and their personal notes as they complete the exam.  Results are recorded as pass (60% or higher) or fail.  Must be completed within 30 days of the live session. A $60 exam fee is applicable for re-enrollment should the learner require a second attempt or should the exam not be completed within 30 days of the class.

Technical Requirements:
All class members must attend class using a stable internet connection, webcam, and microphone in order to adequately participate in class discussion. 

Please take a moment to review our Cancellation and Attendance Policy.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday August 15, 2024 - Online via Zoom
1:00 - 4:30pm ET

Deadline to register:
August 14, 2024


Tuesday, October 1, 2024 - Online via Zoom
1:00 - 4:30pm ET

Deadline to register:
September 30, 2024


Thursday, November 14, 2024 - Online via Zoom
1:00 - 4:30pm ET

Deadline to register:
November 13, 2024


Who should enroll?

This class does not have pre-requisites and is open to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding CMC-Canada's Code of Professional Conduct.  The class instructor will facilitate a discussion related to a variety of ethical considerations and dilemmas commonly encountered by management consultants in Canada.

This is class is required to earn the CMC designation for all streams.


How is confidentiality handled in this class, given the potentially sensitive subject matter?
To protect every learner's confidentiality, this class is not recorded and is instead moderated by our Association's Learning Manager, in addition to being lead by a certified Instructor. 

While participants are encouraged to share personal stories/situations as part of our discussion, we ask that participants anonymize any identifiable details regarding clients and/or other Management Consultants involved in the scenario.  Confidentiality is expected of all participants and we are sure to remind learners that discussions are not to be shared outside of the live classroom.

We are interested in providing this training at our firm. What options are available?
We offer options for private classes, custom scheduling, and discounted rates for groups. Please email events@cmc-canada.ca to schedule a time to discuss your needs and options.

I am not yet a member of CMC-Canada. Can I still take this course?
Yes! This class is available to all.  We do, however, encourage you to enroll as a member, which will save you money and afford you many additional advantages and discounts.  You can sign up to be a member here.
We recommend signing up as a member before enrolling in the course to ensure you receive the member price.  If you are a resident of Alberta or Saskatchewan, please send us an email to let us know you will be signing up so we can reserve your place - enrollment in these institutes requires some additional steps.

How do I request an accommodation?
We have developed our courses with a variety of learners and needs in mind and recognize that some learners may have additional specific needs.  Please email events@cmc-canada.ca or call 800-268-1148 x.208 at your earliest convenience to discuss how we can facilitate an excellent learning experience for you.

I am not able to connect a microphone and webcam. May I still attend?
We require all learners to participate in the live class so a working camera and microphone are necessary to earn credit for completion.  You may request an exception due to a unique situation or need for accommodation, the outcome of which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  In these cases, please email events@cmc-canada.ca at least one week prior to the live class to request an exception.

Can I earn PD points/hours for this course?
As this course is required for certification toward earning your CMC, CPD points are not recorded for this class. (CPD points are not required for the year you earn your designation.)

If you have already earned your CMC and are taking this class voluntarily, you may be able to apply these hours toward your annual CPD points declaration (required to maintain your CMC designation).  If this situation applies to you, please check with your Certifying Institute to confirm recognition of learning hours.

If you are looking for PD credit/hours to apply to a different designation, please check with that association to determine eligibility. We are happy to provide any additional documentation required to facilitate this process.


Members             $495 (CAD) + HST
Non-members   $995 (CAD) + HST

Corporate and Group Bookings

Let's set up a discovery call to discuss your group's specific needs.  Email us at events@cmc-canada.ca to get started.

2024 Courses are now open for registration!

Next session:
Thursday, August 15, 2024
1:00 - 4:30pm ET

Raoul Menes, FCMC

Fall session:
Tuesday, October 1, 2024
1:00 - 4:30pm ET

Husam Sha'ath, FCMC

Total Course Length:
5 hours + exam

1.5 hours eLearning and pre-reading

3.5 hours (live, instructor-led, via Zoom)

1.5-3 hours average completion time
(exam is available for an 8hr window)

Attendance Requirement:
Participants must be on time for the live class and remain active participants throughout. A grace period of 15 minutes is allowed for technical issues.

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