Congratulations on making the decision to pursue GCCC certification!  Here are some suggested study materials:

Communication Management Professional (CMP) Certification Exam:

  • Candidate handbook – download here
  • IABC Code of Ethics – link here
  • Practice test – download here
  • Current CMPs recommend:
    • IABC Handbook – link here
    • Job Task Analysis (JTA) for CMP – download here
    • Areas to review within communication practice, e.g. media relations, internal communications, corporate social responsibility, conducting research, social and digital media, etc.
    • Read white papers on tasks and knowledge covered by JTA
    • Participate in webinars – IABC Academy, organization in-services, open courses, etc.
    • Communication World

Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) Certification Exam:

  • Candidate Handbook – download here
  • IABC Code of Ethics – link here
  • Current SCMPs recommend:
    • IABC Handbook – link here
    • Job Task Analysis (JTA) for SCMP – download here
    • Areas to review within communication practice, e.g. media relations, internal communications, corporate social responsibility, conducting research, social and digital media, etc.
    • Read white papers on tasks and knowledge covered by JTA
    • Participate in webinars – IABC Academy, organization in-services, open courses, etc.
    • Communication World

For each level, the education, training and experience demonstrated on an approved application is a testament to a candidate’s readiness to sit for the exam.  In doing so, the candidate has reflected on the sum of their experience, education, and training to determine they are eligible to sit for the exam.  The information provided on the application is verified by the Certification Program Manager.