The International Council of
Management Consulting Institutes
CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Individual Management Consultants
In an era of global brands and global markets, when
competition is intense and relentless, businesses need to
possess global expertise for survival and growth. It is in this
context that management consultants play a pivotal role in
helping organizations manage and thrive in an
increasingly competitive environment.
As a management consultant, you could provide the best services
that clients demand from you by acquiring the Certified
Management Consultant (CMC) designation, awarded by the
International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
(ICMCI). The CMC designation, bestowed on individual
management consultants after a rigorous process of
examination, has come to be regarded as undoubted
recognition of their competence and professionalism, and an
acknowledged international benchmark as well.
ICMCI awards the CMC designation, through its Member
Institutes, to individual management consultants. The Member
Institutes, in the first place, earn the authority to award the CMC
designation by submitting themselves to a periodic audit of their
certification systems and procedures.
Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Designation.
CMC. The designation that makes a decisive difference.
The benefits of the CMC designation are at once significant and
A clear endorsement of your global expertise. the CMC
designation earns you the trust and business of clients
You get ready access to the community of fellow CMCs, by
which you could add to your expertise, share ideas and
knowledge, and seek assistance and collaboration.
By being committed to the highest standards of professional
The CMC Designation. Basic Requirements.
As a management consultant, you may qualify for the CMC
designation if you fulfil the following minimum requirements.
Three years' experience in management consulting
A recognized degree or professional qualification, or additional
five years in management consulting in lieu of a degree
Full-time engagement in active management consulting
Owner or employee of a firm in independent practice, or internal
consultant in an organization meeting ICMCI's independence
The CMC Designation. Qualification Process.
Once you fulfil the basic requirements, you will undergo a
qualification process. Your knowledge of the Code of
Professional Conduct and Common Body of Knowledge
formulated by ICMCI will be tested by way of a written
examination or a structured interview. Professionalism and
personal development will be reviewed on basis of the CMC
Competency Framework of ICMCI.
The qualification process further requires that you are sponsored
by at least two full Members or Fellows of the concerned Member
Institute or that you submit references of three completed
assignments and three client references, which will be verified
before the interview.
ethics and practice, you stay competitive by commanding the
respect of clients who insist on excellence and transparency.
You get opportunities for constant professional development
through seminars and conventions that are organized
regularly at various levels.
The growing presence of ICMCI across the world affords you
access to a large potential clientele
In the realm of Management Consulting, the International
Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI)
occupies the pre-eminent position as the global
organization committed to developing and maintaining
world-class professional standards.
Founded in 1987, ICMCI now has constituents in 44
nations, in early 2006. ICMCI seeks to ensure that clients,
wherever they are located, are offered services of world-
class competency and professionalism. To accomplish this
objective, ICMCI constantly strives to elevate the standards
of management consultants worldwide and has in place a
well-conceived certification process.
ICMCI. Committed to excellence in
International Code of Professional Conduct
Global benchmarks for the Certified Management
Consultant (CMC) designation Framework for transfer of
knowledge relating to certification to Member Institutes
and external institutions
Initiatives towards institution-building among non-member
Recognized as an NGO by the United Nations Economic &
Social Council (ECOSOC) and awarded a Special
Consultative Status, ICMCI enjoys the privilege of active
participation in ECOSOC meetings, and also send its
consultants to developing countries to conduct training and
Certified management Consultants pledge, in writing, to abide
by their Institute's code of professional conduct. Their adherence
to this code signifies voluntary assumption of self-discipline
above and beyond the requirements of law. Institutes enforce
their code while receiving and investigating complaints of
violations and by taking disciplinary action, including revocation
of certification, against any member who is found guilty of code
Code of Professional Conduct
The national Member Institutes have codes of professional conduct
for their members appropriate to the ICMCI mission and the laws of
their land. The focus of these codes is on the professionalism of the
individual and the welfare of the client. The codes include, as a
minimum, the provisions of the ICMCI Code of Ethics set out here:
International Code of Professional Conduct
Confidentiality: A member will treat client information as
confidential and will neither take personal advantage of
privileged information gathered during an assignment, nor
enable others to do so.
Unrealistic Expectations: A member will refrain from
encouraging unrealistic expectations or promising clients that
benefits are certain from specific management consulting
Commissions / Financial Interests: A member will neither
accept commissions, remuneration, nor other benefits from a
third party in connection with recommendations to a client
without the client's knowledge and consent, nor fail to disclose
any financial interest in goods or services which form part of such
Assignments: A member will accept only assignments, which the
member has the skills and knowledge to perform.
Conflicting Assignments: A member will avoid acting
simultaneously in potentially conflicting situations without
informing all parties in advance that this is intended.
Conferring with Client: A member will ensure that, before
accepting any engagement, a mutual understanding of the
objectives, scope, work plan, and fee arrangements has been
established, and that any personal, financial, or other interest
which might influence the conduct of the work has been
Recruiting: A member will refrain from inviting an employee of a
client to consider alternative employment without prior discussion
with the client.
Approach: A member will maintain a fully professional
approach in all dealings with clients, the general public, and
Other Management Consultants: A member will ensure that
other management consultants carrying out work on behalf of
the member are conversant with and abide by this Code of
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