How to Earn the CMC

THE PROCESS

Earn the CMC Designation

Anyone can claim to be a consultant, but only an individual with the highest level of competency can meet the standards required to become a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).

View our new Certification Pathway below or download a PDF copy today.

Please note that the designation requires at least three years of management consulting experience – and you must become a member first before pursuing the designation.

1. Understand which stream applies to you

This tool is meant as a guide. All CMC Candidates must be officially assessed and admitted to the appropriate certification stream by the Registrar of their Provincial Institute.

My Experience

My Education

Stream

Graduate of an approved accredited program with less than 8 years of consulting experience

University Degree from accredited program

Actively consulting with less than 8 years of experience

University degree or approved professional designation (CPA, P.Eng)*

Actively consulting for the immediate past year and have at least 8 years of consulting experience

University degree or approved professional designation (CPA, P.Eng)*

EXPERIENCED
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Actively consulting for the immediate past year and have at least 8 years of consulting experience

EXECUTIVE 1
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Actively consulting for the immediate past year and have at least 8 years of consulting experience

EXECUTIVE 2
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* Or approved accredited program. Contact certification@cmc-canada.ca for further details

2. Determine the requirements

View the list of requirements based on each stream below:

Certification Streams

REFER TO FIRST CHART

Certification RequirEmeNts

REQUIRED COURSES

Peer Requirements

PEER REVIEW

ORal Assessment Evaluation

WITH 2 CMCs

MBA

  • Essentials of Management Consulting
  • Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices
  • Project Management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Personal skills
  • 2 CMC Sponsors*
  • 3 Client references
  • 3 Engagement summaries

Samples of client deliverables

ENTRY

  • Essentials of Management Consulting
  • Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices
  • Project Management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Personal skills
  • 2 CMC Sponsors*
  • 3 Client references
  • 3 Engagement summaries

Samples of client deliverables

EXPERIENCED

  • Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices
  • 2 CMC Sponsors*
  • 3 Client references
  • 3 Engagement summaries

Samples of client deliverables

EXECUTIVE 1

  • Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices
  • 2 CMC Sponsors*
  • 2 Client references

Sample of client deliverables not required

EXECUTIVE 2

  • Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices
  • 2 CMC Sponsors*
  • 2 Client references

Sample of client deliverables not required

* Sponsors are not a requirement for Ontario Candidates

Contact Us

Have Questions about Certification?

Contact certification@cmc-canada.ca or call us at 416-860-1515 / 800-268-1148 | Ext 212

CMC-Canada
Attn: Certification
2 St. Clair Avenue West, 18th Floor.
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5