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Obtain your Certified Manager (CM®) Designation from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers

Already a C.Mgr. in Canada?  Obtain your CM designation in the United States!

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers have signed a reciprocity agreement for the mutual recognition of their C.Mgr. and CM® designations

With over 14,000 managers and leaders certified worldwide, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certification body in the United States, doing business globally since 1974.  Managers benefit from the CM® designation through skills and competency development and recognition, and employers benefit by leveraging highly skilled management professionals to drive their growth. The CM® designation is recognized internationally as a valid indicator of managerial competency and leadership potential.

A Certified Manager Designation is Coveted By Employers Worldwide

The Certified Manager (CM®) certification is a professional credentialing program that verifies an individual's ability to manage and their potential to lead with a high level of competency.  Successful applicants earn the privilege to use the “CM” professional credential as a sign of their management competency. With it, managers carry more prestige in their careers and are highly sought after for high-level management roles worldwide. Combining your C.Mgr. designation with a CM® designation will set you apart on the world stage as a business leader whose competency is only rivalled by a select few.

How CIM | Chartered Managers Canada & the Institute of Certified Professional Managers' Values Align

CIM’s reciprocity agreement with the ICPM is supported by a strong foundation in shared values. Both of our organizations strive to educate, empower and recognize managers within our respective countries through educational partnerships, professional development and professional designations. We both strive to lift our members to the pinnacle of management excellence. In order to do that, both CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers recognize that the field of management is always developing and changing with the global business environment. That is why we value a commitment to continuing professional development in our designation holders and strive to provide opportunities for our members to develop their skills whenever possible. Both of our organizations have a proven track record of training and certifying managers for decades, adhering strongly to a strict code of ethics which allows both organizations to recognize our designations on equal footing as part of our reciprocity agreement.

Requirements For Obtaining & Maintaining Your CM® Designation

To obtain your CM® designation, you must maintain paid membership and a C.Mgr. designation with CIM | Chartered Managers Canada.

Additionally, to maintain your Certified Manager designation, you must pay a $50 USD recertification fee to the ICPM annually starting one year after receiving your designation. You will also be required to report 45 professional development units (PDUs) to the ICPM once every three years to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to continuing professional development.

For more information, learn more about the ICPM recertification process here.

Be Recognized as a True Business Leader in Canada, the US and Worldwide

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada’s reciprocity agreement with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers in the US is part of an ongoing initiative to help Canadian managers go global. The only designations that are more recognized in other countries than our Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation are equivalent designations from within those countries.

Chartered Managers in Canada and Certified Managers in the US are among the most confident and competent business leaders in the world. Managers who hold both designations garner even more recognition worldwide. If you are a Canadian manager who holds a C.Mgr. designation, you can set yourself apart in the world of international business management by adding the CM® designation to your name.

To obtain your CM designation, please contact education@cim.ca. Your C.Mgr. registration will be verified and an application will be forwarded to the ICPM for processing. Take advantage of the reciprocity agreement between CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers today!


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