About GCCC Certifications
GCCC currently offers two levels of certification:
Communication Management Professional (CMP® ) — For generalist, specialist and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence. The CMP® is an ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Program - Accreditation #1259, proving the prestige and value of this certification on an international scale.
Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP® ) —For highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counseling to an organization's leadership.
For detailed information on the CMP® or SCMP® certification program, please see the handbook and application below:
GCCC Candidate Handbook
How to Maintain Certification
Certification is time-bound. A professional is, in the view of the GCCC® , defined by a commitment to keep up to date with current practice and to contribute to the body of knowledge and the development of other professionals. Renewing certification is contingent on a holder committing to and undertaking continuing professional development.
Certificate holders must demonstrate that any training or course of study undertaken is relevant and appropriate. As a guide, the GCCC® will favor training programs or other course of study that have been organized by:
- An accredited university or institution OR
- An internal training department OR
- A commercial organization recognized by IABC
For additional information on maintaining your certification, please see one of the handbooks referenced above.
Fees for CMP® and SCMP® Certification
During IABC Member Month, which runs through 12 November, IABC members receive a 25% discount on the application fee for either the CMP or SCMP credential by using the following code: IABCMM21
||IABC Member Status
|Exam Fee (due upon registration)
|Annual Certification Maintenance Fee
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for additional information.