Certified management consultant

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"Certified Management Consultant" (CMC)[1] is an international professional certification established in 1967 for management consulting professionals, awarded by institutes in 50 countries (as of February 2014).[2] The CMC enjoys global reciprocity; consultants certified in one country are recognized in most other countries; the standards for CMC in technical competencies and professional conduct were developed by international associations, in the US, IMC USA,[3] and internationally, The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).[4]

Consultants awarded the CMC designation have demonstrated the following:[5]

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • Master's degree in business administration or other masters degree in management or management consulting or pass qualifying exams in business related subjects.
  • 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 satisfaction by five different clients of consulting performance in challenging engagements.
  • Produced descriptions of five client engagements, including problems addressed, solutions provided and results achieved.
  • Interview by a panel of senior certified management consultants on approaches to and competencies in a range of consulting disciplines.
  • Written and oral ethics examinations, adherence to a rigorous code of ethics and submission to enforcement by an independent adjudication body.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional education.
  • Renewal of certification every three years.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.icmci.org/membership
  3. ^ "Institute of Management Consultants USA". www.imcusa.org. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.icmci.org/about_icmci

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