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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.

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 and 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. 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.

For questions regarding your application, please contact ICPM at

Phone: (540) 568-3247 • Email: