The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation is the profession’s only international certification mark, recognized in over 40 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 Regional Certifying Institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada.


All CMC candidates must have a university education, from a recognized program, or a professional licence i.e. CA, CGA, CMA, CPA, or P.Eng. In order to progress to the evaluation stage, CMC
candidates must successfully complete a series of rigorous professional education programs.


All candidates must have a minimum of three years of relevant management consulting experience.


CMC candidates must pass a national assessment, tailored for them based on their experience. CMCs have proven they understand and demonstrate the nine core competencies as required by the National Certification Committee. Senior CMCs will review previous engagements, taking into account client feedback, and the deliverables produced by the candidate. All CMCs must annually declare to adhere to the Uniform Code of Professional Conduct and invest in continuing professional development.