Management consultants are contracted by organizations to provide independent and objective advisory services in areas such as strategic planning, facilitation, quality assurance, education and training, investment, identification and analysis of management problems, solution development or strategy implementation.
Certified Management Consultant is a protected title under Alberta's Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act (PDF). This means that to call yourself a Certified Management Consultant or CMC, you must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta (ICMCA).
The CMC designation is internationally recognized in over 40 countries around the world, and reciprocal recognition of the designation between all regulatory bodies affiliated with the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes is assured. You do not have to be registered if you do not call yourself a Certified Management Consultant or use the initials CMC after your name.
What You Need
CMC candidates must:
- have a university degree or a professional licence (for example, Chartered Professional Accountant)
- have a minimum of 3 years of relevant management consulting experience
- successfully complete required professional education programs
- pass a peer-reviewed oral assessment.
All provincial Certifying Institutes are affiliated through CMC-Canada and share common credentialing criteria and a Uniform Code of Professional Conduct. For official, detailed information about the Certified Management Consultant designation contact ICMCA or visit the CMC-Canada website.
Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta (ICMCA)
Box 761, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2J3
Toll-free phone: 800-268-1148
Fax number: 416-860-1535
Toll-free fax: 800-662-2972