The CMAR certification program is designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of Animal Resources Management. Obtaining the CMAR designation is a sign of professionalism in the filed of animal resources management.
To earn the CMAR designation, candidates must apply to ICPM, meet eligibility standards for the Certified Manager (CM) program and pass all three CM exams. The CM exams are taken online through the ICPM e-Learning Center. Candidates apply online and pay for study materials, exam fees and application fees through ICPM's online store.
CMAR candidates must also pass the Animal Resources (AR) Exam, which is offered by AALAS. Upon passing all 4 exams a candidate will be awarded the CMAR designation. CMAR candidates are NOT awarded the CM designation in addition to the CMAR designation.
The Certified Managers program materials consist of 90 hours of learning organized into three modules:
Provides fundamental leadership and management skills and knowledge
Provides skills and knowledge for improved planning and organizing.
Provides skills and knowledge for improved leading and controlling
Each module of the Certified Manager Program consists of a printed study book, access to ICPM's e-Learning Center, and a CM certification exam. ICPM's e-Learning Center contains multimedia learning resources such as PowerPoints, quizzes, notes and outlines to reinforce learning and to test your knowledge.
The CM certification, inclusive of learning materials, can be purchased by the bundle--one payment of $775 + shipping for international purchases (free US shipping)--or by the module--three payments of $285 + shipping for international purchases (Free US shipping). Applicants that do not desire to purchase ICPM's learning materials can purchase the CM application and three exams for $525 US dollars.
Participants have the option to complete the CM certification individually or as part of a group, as described below:
Enjoy the flexibility of studying anytime and anywhere. Enrollment is continuous, allowing applicants to applying online and get started right away. A self-directed study agenda is provided to facilitate completion of the CM exams within the 15 months allotted. The CM exams are proctored and may be taken on any computer with reliable internet access. The exams are scheduled whenever the applicant is ready to test.
Experience the convenience of studying from your desktop with ICPM's instructor-led live online study format. Both US and international applicants can participate in online classes that combine live instruction with dynamic group interaction. A computer with a reliable Internet connection, webcam and microphone are all it takes to get started. Administered by ICPM's Authorized Instructional Partners,* you will receive high-quality, application-based instruction, plus the ability to asynchronously view any missed classes. Applicants can start with any of the three CM modules and enroll up to two weeks before classes begin. Register for a single module or for all three modules at once and save! For specific details and start dates, CLICK HERE. Training fees plus CM module or bundle pricing apply.
Benefit from the rich discussion that occurs in a classroom setting. Instructor-led programs are offered by ICPM's Authorized Instructional and Corporate Partners. Instructional Partners include colleges, universities and training organizations worldwide. Each partner's program varies in duration, format and cost. Specific details can be obtained by contacting Instructional Partners directly. Corporate Partners include organizations that sponsor internal trainings exclusively for their employees. These programs utilize trainers and/or senior managers to deliver instruction at the corporate work site. To inquire about initiating a corporate partnership, contact ICPM at email@example.com or call 540-568-3247.
The three exams that must be passed include:
Together all three Certified Manager exams assess essential analytical skills, knowledge and decision-making skills in the following areas:
For full CM exam specifications, please view the CM Exam Blueprint.
CM exams are taking online through ICPM's e-Learning Center. Exams are closed-book and must be taken without assistance from others, notes, or reference materials. Applicants are allowed a maximum of 120 minutes to complete each exam.
Applicants can test whenever they are ready by requesting an exam password through ICPM's e-Learning Center. A separate password is required for each exam and the exam can be taken anytime within 30 days of receipt of the password.
CM exams are proctored and should be taken without assistance from others, notes or reference materials. All CMAR applicants must take proctored exams with an in-person proctor.
Test takers receive immediate pass or fail results on-screen and by email. Exams are officially processed on the 16th of each month or the next business day. Detailed feedback that highlights strengths and weaknesses in specific content areas is sent by email after this grading. Test takers who pass the exam can use this feedback to help them address areas of weakness, while those who fail can use the feedback to prepare to retake the exam.
New CMs will receive a CM certification packet, including two copies of their CM certificate. These packets will be sent within 4 weeks after the third and final CM exam has been passed.
CMAR applicants must use an in-person proctor - having a person in the testing room to observe and monitor test takers. Applicants are responsible for finding their own exam proctor and providing their contact information to ICPM at least 2 weeks in advance of their intended testing date.
Prospective exam proctors must be pre-approved by ICPM. Proctors must meet certain minimum requirements and provide ICPM with the following documentation:
In order to proctor an ICPM exam an individual must be:
Preferred Proctor Candidates Include:
CMARs recertify with AALAS NOT ICPM and must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), as well as pay a re-certification fee ($50 for LAMA/AALAS members & $85 for non-members) in order to recertify their CMAR credential.
CMAR candidates will receive a reminder from AALAS prior to their anniversary date that they must complete a CMAR CEU submission form and pay the re-certification fee in order to renew their CMAR certification. Candidates who fail to renew within four months of their anniversary date are listed as inactive and will not be able to display the CMAR credential. Those candidates who fail to renew their CMAR after two years lose their AR scores and have to retake and pass the Animal Resources exams in order to be reinstated into the program. CMAR candidates do not need to retake the CM exams if their certification lapses.
Please visit the AALAS website for additional information about the CMAR recertification process. All questions regarding CMAR recertification should be directed to AALAS which can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 754-8620.
Thank you for submitting your Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification application. ICPM will review your application in the next 24 - 72 hours and will email you further instructions on how to get started with the CM certification.
Your professional development is ICPM's number one priority, therefore, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Complete a program application to determine your eligibility for the CMAR program. Enrollment is continuous so you can begin your program at any time.