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Become a Certified Communication Management Professional (CMP)

October 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CMP Certification

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) certification program is based on the Global Standard for communication professionals set out by IABC. Earning professional communication certification from the GCCC demonstrates that you have a deep level of professional communication knowledge and expertise in six key areas: ethics, strategy, analysis, context, engagement, and consistency.  CMP® certification is now an ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Program – Accreditation #1259, making it the only business communications program to meet the specific international standard.

The Certified Communications Professional (CMP®) is for mid- to senior-level professionals with a minimum of 6-8 experience in the field.

The Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) certification, candidates must have 11 years of experience and 20 hours of training AND must 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.

An exam is being scheduled for May 2021. The exact date will be announced soon.

Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego IABC chapters are hosting exams at the Greater Irvine Chamber training center. The May 2021 date will offer the opportunity to take either the CMP® or the SCMP® exam. The October 17, 2020 date will be for the CMP® exam only.

OC, LA, SD, SF chapters will co-host 4 virtual workshops centered on topics covered by the exam, which is also relevant information for anyone in disciplines across the field of communications, as well as virtual group study sessions.

  1. Nov. 2020 – Ethics
  2. Jan. 2021 – Strategy
  3. Feb. 2021 – Analysis
  4. March 2021 – Engagement, Context & Consistency
  5. April 2021 – Virtual Study Groups
  6. May 2021 – CMP® and SCMP® Exams

Exact dates TBA. Breakout sessions during November–March workshops will be tailored to:

  • those interested in the SCMP® exam (content focused on strategy)
  • those interested in CMP® (content focused on tactics)

Learn from individuals who have already earned their SCMP® or CMP® certification!

For more information about CMP® certification, visit gcccouncil.org. For more details about the October CMP®exam to be held in Irvine, email lperdew@greaterirvinechamber.com with “IABC CMP® Exam” in the subject line.


October 17, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Greater IrvineChamber
36 Executive Park, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614 United States


IABC Orange County
IABC Los Angeles
IABC San Diego