What is Certified Management Professional “CMP” Certification?


Certified Management Professional “CMP” is a certification for professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies in management as per the requirements of the Canadian College for Leadership & Management “CCLM”.

CMP’s are business shrewd, decision makers with excellent organizing, planning and controlling skills. They strategize and execute consistently, critical thinkers with excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

What is the CMP Certification Body of Knowledge?

The CMP BoK comprises of various themes which a CMP must demonstrate competency in. A CMP:

  • Understands the core basics of management; organizes plans and controls, executes strategy and manages organizations and teams.
  • Is a business shrewd with the required business and financial literacy, manages by objectives and plans with risk in mind.
  • Coaches and develops subordinates, measures performances and motivates them.
  • Is critical thinker, problem solver and resilient.
  • Sets expectations and goals and delegates effectively .
  • Excellent in communication, verbally and non-verbally, exercises unique listening skills and manages conversations effectively.
  • Manages effectively various personalities and builds positive office environment.
  • Is ethical, endorses and enforces ethical practices and respects people’s rights in workplaces.
  • Is effective in resolving conflict and applies various tools to create mutual understanding and positive environment.
  • Applies best practices in project management, initiates, plans, executes, monitors and closes projects for success.

Should you apply for CMP certification?

If you are a new manager, middle manager, or senior executive, then, CMP certification is for you. With CMP, you earn the knowledge and get the status and recognition.

Various people are pursuing CMP certification, including, but not limited to:

  • New Managers, Middle Managers, Executives
  • HR, Sales, Marketing , business development managers and professionals.
  • Project Managers, Program Managers
  • Subject Matter Experts SME’s and many more.

What is CMP Certification Exam?

The certification exam tests your understanding of the certification body of knowledge. For the CMP, the exam:

  • Has 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • Must be finished in 2 hours – As of Sep 12, 2020.
  • Pass mark is 60%.
  • The exam fees are US$350 and are paid online on our Learning Management System (LMS).
  • You will get instant access to the exam after making the payment.
  • All our fees are in US dollars!

What are the CMP Eligibility Requirements?

As per the announcement by the Certification Board of CCLM, All CCLM certification exams are open to all candidates. The eligibility process has been eliminated. Read the announcement here.

How to apply?

The application process is very simple.

  • Attend the Self-Study Course OR study the textbook.
  • Register and pay the examination fee [If you select the Self-Study Course, the exam fee is already included in the course fee]
  • Write and pass your test.

How to schedule your exam?

  • Once you pay for your exam on our Learning Management System (LMS), you will get instant access to the exam. This access cannot be rescheduled and is valid for 30 days.
  • If a rescheduling request is required and put less than 30 days of the scheduled exam date, a fee of US $70 applies.
  • All rescheduling requests must be sent to

Are you looking for exam preparation courses?

Certification exam preparation courses are offered in traditional instructor-led classroom and online through Registered Partners or directly at CCLM. You can register for Self-Paced Training courses which can be taken anywhere and anytime for 90 days. The course fees are US$790.

The CMP Self-Paced Training Course can be registered online following this link. The course includes the video material, sample questions and the official CMP exam; all in one package.

Do I need to renew my certification status?

Yes. Certified professionals have to maintain ‘Active‘ status of their certifications by renewing it every three years and prior to its expiry date. Once the certification passes its expiry date, it will show as ”Suspended” in the Certification Registry, and this status remains for 3 months. This would be the last chance to renew the certification without writing the exam again. If the 3 month period elapses, the certification becomes “Expired” and you must write the exam again to earn the certification.

As a CMP, you have to fill an online form on our Learning Management System ‘LMS’, pay the renewal fee, and you will receive your renewed certification.

How do I renew my certification?

  • Submit an online Recertification Form.
  • Pay the recertification fee.
  • Recertification fees are US $150 for the 3 year certification cycle.

Are you still unsure?

Visit our FAQ section where you will find answers to most commonly and frequently asked questions, or contact us directly.