Verify your ability to manage and lead with the Certified Manager Certification

The Certified Manager (CM®) certification is a professional credentialing program that verifies an individual’s ability to manage and potential to lead with a level of competency. CM certification is attained by meeting eligibility requirements for education and experience and passing a series of three CM assessment exams. Program applicants should have prior work experience, but may or may not hold a management title. Employers look to the CM certification to distinguish candidates for hiring and career advancement.

Why CM Certification?

The Certified Manager certification is the product of a comprehensive job task analysis of the management profession to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent performance on-the-job. Upon attaining CM certification, certificants will possess proof of their qualification to manage and lead in the workplace. CM certification empowers certificants to take control of their careers by positioning themselves for advancement.

The CM certification is highly sought after in today’s workplace because it will:

  • Enhance your management and leadership knowledge, skills and ethics.
  • Develop confidence and improve your on-the-job performance.
  • Verify your level of management competency and leadership potential.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Offer you a competitive edge for selection and advancement.
  • Add credibility to your organization as an organization that invests in quality management.
  • Give you the opportunity to network locally and internationally with other Certified Managers.
  • Give you the opportunity to continuously find resources and support from your peers and ICPM.

Who are Certified Managers?

More than 13,000 professionals all over the world have already attended the Certified Manager Program and enjoy the benefits of Certification. Some of the many companies that have already participated in the Certified Manager Program are: AIG, Bank of America, Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals, Harvard University, HSBC, Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co, Toyota, and several divisions of the United States Military.

Program Content

The instructor-led live online Certified Manager program consists of 30 hours of training organized into three modules:

Certified Manager Manual 1:

Management Essentials

Provides fundamental leadership and management skills and knowledge

Content Includes:

  • The Management Process Today

  • Characteristics of Managers

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Managing in the Global Environment

  • Managing for Sustainability

  • Promoting Effective Communication

  • Decision Making

  • Using Information Technology to Increase Performance

  • The Legal Environment and Managing Risk

  • Understanding Economics and How It Affects Business

Certified Manager Manual 2:

Planning and Organizing

Provides skills and knowledge for improved planning and organizing.

Content Includes:

  • Planning and Strategy

  • Value-Chain Management

  • Organizational Structure and Culture

  • Managing a Diverse Workforce

  • Building High-Performance Teams

  • Human Resouce Management

  • Coaching and Performance Feedback

  • Networking and Mentoring

  • Project Management

  • Running Effective Meetings

Certified Manager Manual 3:

Leading and Controlling

Provides skills and knowledge for improved leading and controlling

Content Includes:

  • Leadership

  • Motivation and Engagement

  • Managing Change

  • Organizational Conflict and Politics

  • Managing Misbehavior

  • Time and Stress Management

  • Organizational and Operational Control

  • Accounting and Financial Information

  • Financial Management

Program participants are expected to prepare for each session by reading the corresponding content in the accompanying course study book. 

Ready to pursue the Certified Manager Certification?

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Complete a program application to determine your eligibility for the CM Certification.

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