CMC Designation

Best Practices and Professional Standards Course

CICMC strives to enhance the professionalism and recognition of the Management Consulting profession in the Caribbean. We are committed to upholding the ethical and professional standards outlined in our Code of Professional Conduct.

We facilitate our members in attaining the Certified Management Consultant™ (CMC®) credential promoted by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). This is the only global professional management consulting designation with recognition in over 47 countries and offered exclusively in the Caribbean region by the CICMC. This global standard for management consultancy has already now been adopted by CARICOM, and will shortly become an ISO standard.

Becoming a CMC: Professional Member Track

The following outlines the process for attaining the Certified Management Consulting Designation (CMC).

Step 1: Register as a CMC Candidate


Step 2: CICMC will assign a Mentor to each CMC Candidate


Step 3: Complete the course Best Practices and Professional Standards in the Management Consulting Profession (Professional Ethics) - online course and exam


Step 4: Complete the Saville Wave Assessment™


Step 5: Complete a CICMC authorised Management Consulting Course


Step 6: Prepare and Submit three (3) Engagement Summaries


Step 7: Oral Assessment


Step 8: CMC Designation granted by CICMC


Step 9: Maintain CMC Designation* through Continued Professional Development and Certification Renewal

Becoming a CMC: Academic Member Track

The Academic Track is available to address special circumstances and permit certification for individuals in within the academic arena. The basic elements of the Member track are also mandatory for the Academic Track: Completion of Professional Conduct and Ethics Course, Saville Wave Assessment, Principles and Practices of Management Consulting Course; submission of Engagement Summaries and Oral Assessment. This will ensure that CICMC maintains consistency in its approach. However, the academic track enables the Candidate to draw on material used in your academic programme.
Only the Variations from the basic Member Track to the Academic Track are outlined below:
  • Graduate degree with a professional designation.
  • Holding a full-time tenured academic appointment or long-term contract appointment at the rank of Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America) or above, with at least 6 years of experience in course design in management consulting or related discipline and delivery at a recognized university.
  • Submission of three ‘consulting engagement summaries’ of consulting projects in which you have been involved, over the past five years. These can include academic research projects (upto 60%).
  • Submission of course outlines taught for either academic credit or external executive development on areas contained with the competency framework.
  •  Student evaluations or other testimonials to the quality of the course material and delivery should also be included.

Best Practices and Professional Standards Course