Prior Learning Recognition for Professionals
FRAMEWORK FOR THE RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS: CERTIFICATE IN SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT (CSM)
The Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) acknowledges that provincially Licensed Professional Engineers and Certified Technicians and Technologists are critical members of the engineering team and often move into management positions. This opportunity to obtain the Certificate in Supervisory Management (CSM) provides these engineering and technology professionals with distinct advantage when taking their career to the next level.
PURPOSE & ASSESSMENT
The purpose of this framework and assessment is to recognise the foundational education and training obtained by engineers, technologists and technicians in the process leading to provincial licensing or certification. A detailed academic assessment has led to the conclusion that these professionals are qualified to the minimum level of ¾ of the CIM CSM program.
CSM PROGRAM CONTENT
The CSM program consists of the following four (4) courses:
- Introduction to Management (required)
- Managerial Communications (exempt)
- Canadian Business Law (exempt)
- Optional Course (exempt)
Credit will be granted for three of the above listed courses. By completing the CIM Introduction to Management (or equivalent) course, professional engineers and certified technicians and technologists have met all the academic requirements for the CSM.
Membership in the CIM is required to obtain the CSM qualification, and it is hoped that CSM qualification holders will see the continuing value of belonging to Canada’s senior management association.
FUTURE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS
The completion of an additional 4 courses (available through Distance Education) will allow the CSM holder to obtain the Certificate in Management and Administration Studies and subsequent Certified in Management (C.I.M.) professional designation with 2 years of verified managerial experience. An additional 5 years of managerial experience can yield the Professional Manager (P.Mgr.) designation. Career managerial experience may qualify so, professional engineers and certified technicians and technologists may already have the requisite experience by virtue of their career to-date.
Please send proof of provincial licensing or certification along with appropriate membership fees to the following address:
Application to complete the Distance Education Introduction to Management course can be made through the CIM website: