Professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise—and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. Here's information on benefits, preparation and steps to becoming certified.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise—and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities.
You can view a quick video with testimonials on the benefits of certification here.
The Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification exams will be offered at the IABC Heritage Region Conference in Detroit from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, before the start of the 2019 Heritage Region Conference.
(The exam dates page on the GCCC website includes exam dates for other locations. Check back often for new dates.)
You must apply for the CMP or SCMP path at least two weeks before the exam date and then, once you’ve been accepted, register for the exam at least one week prior to the test date.
And don't forget, IABC members save 75% on their GCCC application fee compared to the non-member fee. That's a savings of US$300. And the IABC Foundation is now awarding scholarships for certification to members through the Gift of Excellence program—more here: https://iabcfoundationgoe.secure-platform.com/a. The program is designed to support prospective certification candidates who demonstrate a financial need. The foundation is accepting applications until December 10, 2019.
Getting ready to take the CMP or SCMP exam:
Step 1: Choose the certification path that’s right for you and apply at least two weeks before the date you’d like to take the exam.
Step: 2: Once your CMP or SCMP application is accepted, register for the exam at least one week prior to the test date.
Step 4: Take your exam.