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.

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

Apply Here

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

Fee Type IABC Member Status Cost (US$)
Application Members $100
Application Non-Members $400
Exam Fee (due upon registration) All $400
Annual Certification Maintenance Fee All $100

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for additional information.