ICPM's management development programs help US service men and women transition to civilian employment

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ICPM's Military Applicants

ICPM's Certified Manager® certification validates management and leadership skills acquired in the US military and is recognized by civilian employers worldwide.

With the CM certification on your resume, you can translate your military management and leadership experience to a skillset that employers demand in the public and private sectors. The CM certification distinguishes job seekers from other candidates and open the doors to more employment opportunities.

Military Applicants
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Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Employment

It seems hard to believe, but many past and present members of the US military have communicated that civilian employers often don't recognize the experience they acquired in the US military as valid "management" skills. This lack of recognition contributes to both unemployment and underemployment of veterans who have dutifully served their country.

Over the years, ICPM has heard many success stories from veterans who credit the CM certification with helping them to get a job or advance their careers after military service. You, too, can benefit by attaining the CM certification today.

US Military Tuition Assistance Programs

Three programs provide financial assistance to qualifying active-duty and former US military personnel and their families. Information on these assistance programs can be obtained by clicking the corresponding tabs above.

  • Navy COOL - provides payment assistance for active-duty Navy personnel
  • Marine Corps COOL - provides payment assistance for active-duty Marine personnel
  • Air Force COOL - provides payment assistance for active-duty Air Force personnel
  • Post 9/11 G.I. Bill - provides tuition reimbursement for all active-duty US military personnel and veterans
Navy COOL
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Navy COOL

Payment Assistance through the Navy's Credentialing Program Office/Navy COOL

If you are on active duty in the US Navy you may qualify for payment assistance through the Navy's Credentialing Program Office/Navy COOL. Many ratings, jobs and occupations are eligible for funding of the CM Certification. If you qualify, Navy COOL will pay $525 for the CM application and exam fees. COOL is not authorized to pay for any training or training materials.

To determine whether your job is related to the CM Certification visit the Navy COOL website and click the Related Occupations tab.

Navy COOL CM Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the CM application.
  2. ICPM will contact applicants with an application approval confirmation and instructions for next steps.
  3. Submit a Voucher Request Form to Navy COOL (voucher found at https://www.cool.navy.mil).
  4. The CPO will send approval to you electronically when voucher is issued.
  5. Forward to Navy COOL the e-mail you received from ICPM accepting you into the Certified Manager (CM) program.
  6. Navy COOL will make payment on your behalf and confirm with you by email when the payment process is complete.
  7. ICPM will send info about taking the CM exams, by email.
Marine Corps COOL
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Marine Corps COOL

Payment Assistance through the U.S. Marine Corps Credentials Program Office/Marine Corps COOL

If you are on active duty in the US Marines you may qualify for payment assistance through the Marine Corps Credentialing Program Office/Marine Corps COOL. Many ratings, jobs and occupations are eligible for funding of the CM Certification. If you qualify, Marine Corps COOL will pay $525 for the CM application and exam fees. COOL is not authorized to pay for any training or training materials.

To determine whether your job is related to the CM Certification visit the Marine Corps COOL website and choose the Institute of Certified Professional Managers under the Credential Agency dropdown.

Marine Corps COOL CM Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the CM application.
  2. ICPM will contact applicants with an application approval confirmation and instructions for next steps.
  3. Submit a Voucher Request Form to Marine Corps COOL (voucher found at http://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc/index.htm).
  4. The CPO will send approval to you electronically when voucher is issued.
  5. Forward to Marine Corps COOL the e-mail you received from ICPM accepting you into the Certified Manager (CM) program.
  6. Marine Corps COOL will make payment on your behalf and confirm with you by email when the payment process is complete.
  7. ICPM will send info about taking the CM exams, by email.
Air Force COOL
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Air Force COOL

Payment Assistance through the Air Force's Credentialing Program Office/Air Force COOL

The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online program March 16, 2015. If you are on active duty in the US Air Force you may qualify for payment assistance through Air Force COOL.

Many ratings, jobs and occupations are eligible for funding of the CM certification. If you qualify, Air Force COOL will pay $775 for the entire CM bundle.

To determine whether your job is related to the CM Certification visit the Air Force COOL website.

Air Force COOL Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the CM application.
  2. ICPM will contact applicants with an application approval confirmation and instructions for next steps.
  3. Submit a Voucher Request Form to Air Force COOL.
  4. CPO will send approval to you electronically when voucher is issued.
  5. Forward to Air Force COOL the email you received from ICPM accepting you into the Certified Manager (CM) program.
  6. Air Force COOL will make payment on your behalf and confirm with you by email when the payment process is complete.
  7. ICPM will send info about taking the CM exams, by email.
Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

Tuition Reimbursement under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

Since 2001, ICPM has been approved to provide certification tests to veterans and other eligible persons as indicated:

  • Name of Certification: Certified Manager
  • Name of Test: Certified Manager Examination
  • Amount Reimbursed: $525 for the CM Application and Exams or $695 towards the cost of the CM Bundle (the total cost of the CM bundle is $775).

Eligible persons must pay in advance for the test and apply to the VA for reimbursement. To learn more visit the G.I. Bill website.

Application

Your CM Application has Been Successfully Submitted

Thank your for submitting your Certified Manager (CM) 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.

Certified Manager Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Certified Manager (CM) certification. The CM Application is required for all CM applicants to verify eligibility to take the CM certification exams. Please review the eligibility requirements below before completing the application.

Applications are reviewed every Tuesday and Thursday and applicants are notified of their approval status by email within 5 business days.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for CM certification, an applicant must document at least 10 total points and meet the minimum point requirement for both education and experience.

I. Personal Contact Information

Please provide your contact information below. All fields marked with an * are required.

II. Education Points & Documentation

To meet the education eligibility requirement for the CM certification applicants must record and document at least 3 but no more than 6 points. Education points should be documented with:

  • A copy of your highest degree or global equivalent attained, and/or
  • A college/university transcript, and/or
  • Letter/certificate(s) of management training attended.
High School (1 point)
College (record highest degree attained only: AA = 2 pts, BA/BS = 4 pts, Master's/PhD = 5pts)
Management Training (40 hours = 1 pt)
Certifications (PMP, PHR, etc. - each certification = 1pt, maximum = 2 pts)
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III. Experience Points & Documentation

Record and document at least 4 but no more than 7 points, beginning with your current or most recent employer and working backward. Points must be documented via a Reference Statement completed and signed by your current or most recent employer, or a copy of your resume.

If you are self employed or are unable to provide a reference statement because an employer is no longer in business, please provide a note to this effect and submit a copy of your resume.

Points for military service should be documented by a Joint Services Transcript, Smart Transcript, Career Data Brief, or other appropriate source. Active duty military do not need to provide a resume.

Management (manager, supervisor, leader, etc. - full-time = 1 pt/yr, part-time = 0.5 pts/yr)
Non-Management (sales, manufacturing, etc. - full-time = 0.5 pts/yr)
Military Service (leadership role = 1 pt/yr, non-leadership role = 0.5 pts/yr)
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IV. Signature Verification

I attest that all information provided on this application is true and verifiable. I further attest that I agree to abide by the ICPM Code of Ethics. I understand that payment of an annual recertification fee and the completion of ongoing professional development are required to maintain current certification status.

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"The comprehensive certification process provided a great review of concepts learned at various Navy leadership classes and re-emphasized key elements that are good practices in leadership and management."
Joel Reyes, CM - Aviation Meterologist
"The CM Certification allowed me to translate my managerial experiences and leadership in the military to corporate America."
Mario Martin, CM - , US Navy Enlisted: E8
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