Professional Certifications

“Certified professionals are almost 2x as likely to receive pay raises than their non-certified peers”

Communication professionals can now have their skills acknowledged with a global certification. Experienced practitioners can apply for recognition as a Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP).

GCCC currently offers two levels of certification:

Communication Management Professional (CMP)

For generalist, specialist and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence.

To be eligible for the CMP exam, candidates must demonstrate:

  • Eight years of experience and 40 hours of training –OR
  • Six years of experience, two years of education, and 40 hours of training

Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)

For highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counseling to an organization’s leadership.

To be eligible for the SCMP exam, candidates must demonstrate:

  • Eleven years of experience and 20 hours of training –AND-
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from mentees or an organization for which the candidate has done pro bono work addressing senior level contributions to communications

What You Need To Do To Get Certified

Exam Preparation

Suggested Training Resources

"CMP certification provides an excellent opportunity to further develop my skills, learn what areas I need to pay more attention to during my day-to-day work, and obtain independent verification of my experience."
Heather Johnson
Communication Management Professional (CMP)

Source: Career Data Labs | (2018) Retrieved 7 May 2018, from