About GCCC Certifications
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:
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$)|
|Exam Fee (due upon registration)||All||$400|
|Annual Certification Maintenance Fee||All||$100|
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for additional information.