The CM is a general management certification for managers in any industry and a reliable indicator of managerial competence and leadership potential. The CM credential is earned by meeting eligibility requirements for education and experience and passing 3 challenging examinations. The program can be completed anywhere in the world in any of several study formats.
The CM program consists of 3 CM course modules - Management Skills I: Foundations of Management, Management Skills II: Planning and Organizing, and Management Skills III: Leading and Controlling. Each includes a study manual, e-Learning resources, practice exams and a certification exam. Each exam covers the content of the study manual of the same name.
To earn the CM certification one must pass all three certification exams. Successful completion of the CM exams is a reliable indicator that an individual possesses the skills that leaders and managers need.
Applications are submitted online. To be approved, a candidate must agree to abide by the ICPM Code of Ethics and meet eligibility standards. Eligibility for the CM certification is determined by a point system that considers both experience and education. Approved applicants have a maximum of 15 months in which to pass the CM exams.
Each year ICPM awards several scholarships to eligible applicants interested in enhancing their managerial skills and increasing their professional recognition with the CM® Certification. Recipients are chosen based on merit, rather than financial need.
US Military Tuition Assistance Programs
Three programs provide financial assistance to qualifying active duty and former US military personnel and their families:
New CMs receive a Self - Promotion Kit to help them make the most of their CM certification. The kit includes 2 copies of the official CM Certificate, a copy of the ICPM Code of Ethics, and a CM lapel pin. Certified Managers are required to recertify annually to maintain a high level of performance and retain the right to use the CM professional credential.