“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).
“Sitting for and receiving my SCMP certification was a very worthwhile experience. After many years of working in the strategic communications profession, it was great acknowledgement to receive SCMP status. In addition, as someone who is working in a commercial consulting environment it’s also a point of difference for me in a very competitive market place. It’s also an assurance for my current and future clients that I’ve been independently assessed by a global certification body at this level. For me, the whole experience has been very valuable.”
“I was initially nervous about undertaking the certification exam. What if I didn’t pass? But having backed myself and my years as a professional communicator, I feel very proud to have achieved SCMP certification. I also enjoyed the exam as it tested my strategic thinking and professional judgement.”
“Certification is the best step you can take in advancing your career and demonstrating value as a communication professional in the organization you work. Not only is the certification process a huge learning experience, but it also allows you to benchmark yourself against the best in our profession. More and more organizations today are looking for communication professionals who are certified, giving them confidence they are employing professionals who keep themselves up to date with the latest trends. Do yourself and your career a huge favour and gain your certification today.”
“Strategic communication is a critical business driver that influences business results. Whether your dream job means leading the communication team or being the ‘go to’ senior advisor that contributes to multi-faceted strategies, some elements of intellectual capital will get you to the C-suite faster than others. Gaining a global certification proves you have achieved an internationally recognised standard of communication excellence based on a global understanding of key principles and job competencies.”
I would recommend the CMP certification for anyone who is interested in challenging themselves, anyone who is looking to refresh or test their understanding and knowledge or increase the credibility of the corporate communication function in their organization.
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.
“Certification supports the ongoing professional development of communication practitioners and our profession as a whole, so I didn’t hesitate to sit the latest SCMP exam in Melbourne. We must continue to professionalise our function and be innovative in our approaches, while delivering consistently ethical, effective and measurable communication that can be benchmarked to a global standard.”
Communication Management Professional (CMP)
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