Grow your career with a Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) Certification. 

The IABC Manitoba chapter’s May 22 exam for Communication Management Professional certification has been postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We will reschedule the exam later in the year, guided by the advice of provincial and national public health officials concerning public events and travel.

If you’re interested in professional certification, remember that you can still make an application at any time during the next few weeks; once you’re approved, you will then have up to two years to register for any scheduled exam site that is convenient to you. One of the requirements for making a CMP application is demonstrating ongoing professional development, and this postponement will hopefully give prospective candidates more time to do so.

The following is a list of certification exam locations. As this list is subject to change, visit the GCCC® website for the most up-to-date information.
February 2020
20 February – Austin, TX, at IABC Leadership Institute
29 February – Jacksonville, FL|
March 2020
25 March – Wellington, New Zealand (cancelled)
April 2020
4 April – Vancouver, BC (postponed, date TBD)
25 April – Edmonton, AB (postponed, date TBD)
25 April – Calgary, AB (postponed until 23 May 2020)
May 2020
2 May – Halifax, NS (postponed, date TBD)
9 May – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
22 May – Winnipeg, MB (postponed; date TBD)
23 May – Calgary, AB
30 May – Saskatoon, SK
June 2020
14 June – Chicago, IL  (cancelled) 
27 June – Bucharest, Romania30 June – London (UK)
September 2020
19 September – Irvine, CA
October 2020
7 October – Denver, CO at IABC Southern Region Conference
31 October – Bucharest, Romania
November 2020
7 November – Ottawa, ON
Certification is intended to support you throughout your career. The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC®) has identified roles, responsibilities and competencies for four broad career levels: Foundational, Generalist/Specialist, Strategic Adviser, and Business Leader.
At this time, the GCCC offers certification for the Communication Management Professional and Strategic Communication Management Professional levels.
The Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certifications, including the continuing professional development requirement, are based on the Global Standard for communication professionals set forth by IABC. Applying that standard enables the GCCC to cross all borders, align with diverse cultures, and effectively serve organizations of all types and sizes.
The Global Standard was developed by IABC through research and consultation with the wider profession and states that “communication professionals around the world embrace a shared career purpose and six core principles as the building blocks of their work.” Those principles are:

  • Ethics
  • Strategy
  • Analysis
  • Context
  • Engagement
  • Consistency

Achieving certification from the GCCC shows that you have professional competence in all these principles.

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