|When you see the initials “CMC” following a consultant’s name, it means that he or she is a Certified Management Consultant and has met strict certification requirements of The Institute was founded in 1969 by the principal associations in the consulting field to establish publicly recognized standards of competence and professional conduct for the individual management consultant. Applicants for Institute certification undergo thorough investigation of their consulting experience; they are interviewed by a panel of senior consultants to verify their technical competence; and they must pass a written examination evidencing their familiarity with the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct, which they have pledged in writing to follow.
A Code of Professional Conduct
|CMC’s pledge in writing to abide by the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct. Their adherence to the Code signifies voluntary assumption of self- discipline above and beyond the requirements of law. Key provisions of the Code require that CMCs:
The Institute enforces the Code by receiving and investigating complaints of violations and by taking disciplinary action, against any member who is found guilty of Code violation.
Standards of Competence
|Every step leading to the CMC designation has been designed to verify the candidate’s professional competence.
A Mark of Excellence
|In selecting management consultants, managers are well advised to seek individuals who meet the profession’s own standards of competence and ethics. Institute certification is a valuable aid in this quest. It is the mark of excellence among management consultants.
Submitted by Angelo Kehayas (FCMC) 2017