IABC is pleased to introduce a new Certification program for communicators — something the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC®) has been working towards for a while. This program is intended to support communicators throughout their careers.
Decoding the acronyms–GCCC and CMP
The GCCC identifies roles, responsibilities and competencies for four broad career levels:
- Communication Management Professional (CMP),
- Strategic Adviser,
- and Business Leader
After a year’s work, and with help from IABC Leadership and volunteers, the GCCC’s first certification program — CMP level only — is now inviting applications. The Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification is aimed at the generalist/specialist level, and is designed around ISO (17024), an international standard for professional certifications.
For more information, to access the certification handbook, or to get started on your CMP application, visit the IABC website.
- April 27 – application deadline for priority consideration for the first exam–CLOSED
- May 14 – application deadline for consideration for June exam
- June 14 – (World Conference) first exam available to qualified applicants
More about the Certification
As communicators, we want our knowledge and skills to be fully recognized as business essential. This Certification will establish a communication professional’s credibility and help with career advancement.
The Global Communication Certification Council was formed over a year ago to develop the program and set a Global Standard for communication professionals around the world. The development of the certification program began with the creation of the Global Principles and Career Roadmap, and continued on with volunteers developing multiple choice questions for the exam, and chapter leaders providing feedback on the candidate handbook.
Please email Sara Fowdy, Ed. D. at GCCC@iabc.com