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Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC – Canada)

Certified Management Consultant (CMC)

About the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC – Canada)
  • CMC-Canada has close to 3,000 members of which more than 2,500 have earned the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.
  • CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes, confer the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada. The Association and its members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client community. CMC-Canada is a founding member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).
  • The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation is the profession's only international certification mark, recognized in close to 50 countries. It represents a commitment to the highest standards of consulting and adherence to the ethical canons of the profession. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada. For more information about the student value proposition please visit the CMC Canada website.
  • Association Updates/Insights
  • CMC-Canada has launched a new Young Professional Membership option for professionals 40 and under, please contact CMC-Canada for more information.
    The CMC-Canada LinkedIn group features discussions, news and professional development opportunities in the field.
Association’s Requirements for Designation
There are three streams to earn the CMC:
Entry Stream:
For those with less than eight years of management consulting experience
Experienced Stream:
For those with eight years of management consulting experience or more.
Executive Stream:
For candidates who hold an executive position in a consultancy at the time of application.To be eligible for any of the streams named above, candidates must meet all the following requirements:

  1. Become CMC-Canada members
  2. Have an undergraduate degree or equivalent
  3. Have two CMC Sponsors: Sponsors must be members in good standing of the Provincial Institute in which you are applying for membership. If you do not know any CMCs, CMC-Canada can assist you in finding sponsors
  4. Submit an application which will be reviewed by the Provincial Institute
  1. Complete the following required courses:
Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices of Management Consultants The following University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Course can be taken to fulfil the requirement of taking a course in Proficiency in Project Management:
The Essentials of Management Consulting
Proficiency in Project Management! Foundations of Project Management

Foundations of Project Management: Accelerated

Proficiency in Interpersonal Skills
Proficiency in Personal Skills
Association’s Requirements for Certifications Recognized University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Courses
Certified members are required to attain 35 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points per year. Eligible activities are grouped into categories and each category has a maximum for reporting purposes. For example, category C1, Participation in Seminars, Workshops, Courses, Conferences, Presentations, has a maximum of 25 points per year. University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Courses in Business and Professional Studies  may be submitted for consideration towards the accumulation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Updated: January 2016

The Association may offer designations in addition to the one(s) identified. The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is committed to providing current and accurate information about the requirements of the Association leading to the designation(s) identified. Given that everyone has a unique combination of education and professional experience, contact the Association directly to confirm your pathway to the designation.