What is Certified Marketing Professional “CMKP” Certification?


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

CMKP’s are dynamic and fluid professionals who master conveying corporate messages smoothly, promptly and with a wow effect. They master marketing, marketing research, internet and social media, PR and media networking, public speaking and how to present a brand, a product or an image that would be never forgotten.

What is the CMKP Certification Body of Knowledge?

The CMKP BoK comprises of various themes of knowledge and skills which a CMKP must demonstrate competency in. A CMKP:

  • Understands basics of marketing, communicates corporate message in an effective way using mixes of marketing strategies.
  • Conducts market research for real time and social media marketing, masters SEO for online presence and runs successful campaigns.
  • Professionally builds networks and deals with PR and media outlets.
  • Presents like professionals with various tools and communication strategies, and using vibrant videos and audios.
  • Masters public speaking using unique process with structured steps and outline.
  • Communicates effectively with internally and externally using para-verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Reads and analyzes body language effectively and changes conversation and messages accordingly.
  • Is ethical, endorses and enforces ethical practices and respects people’s rights in workplaces.

Should you apply for CMKP certification?

If you are a marketing associate, advertising agent or passionate about marketing, then, CMKP certification is for you. With CMKP, you earn the knowledge and get the status and recognition.

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

  • Marketing associates, coordinators and agents.
  • Advertising agents, PR coordinators, Media experts.
  • Coordinators, administrators and call centre agents.
  • Customer representatives, sales associates and many more.

What is CMKP Certification Exam?

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

  • Has 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Must be finished in 1 hour (60 minutes) – as of Sep 12, 2020.
  • Pass mark is 60%.
  • The exam fees are US$225 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 CMKP 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-Study Training courses which can be taken anywhere and anytime for 90 days. The course fees are US$690.

The CMKP Self-Study Training Course can be registered online following this link. The course includes the video material, sample questions and the official CMKP 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 CMKP, 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?

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