Continuing Professional Development

Professional certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and provides evidence of your outstanding abilities. They engage you in a process of life-long learning that elevates your career and provides a structure for keeping your skills fresh and applicable.

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC), a team of communication professionals assembled by IABC’s international executive board, has developed two certifications: the Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification and the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification.

  • The Communication Management Professional certification is aimed at the generalist/specialist level, a mid-level stage in the communication professional’s development, for those with 6–8 years of experience in the communication field.
  • The Strategic Communication Management Professional certification is aimed at the senior level, a higher-level stage in a communication professional’s career, for those with 8–11 years of experience.

The CMP and SCMP certification programs accept applications on a rolling basis.

Upcoming certification exams in Canada:

May 2022

  • May 7 – Winnipeg, MB
  • May 10 – Vancouver, BC
  • May 14 – Saskatoon, SK
  • May 14 – St. John’s, NL
  • May 15 – Calgary, AB
  • May 28 – London, ON
  • May 28 – Ottawa, ON

June 2022

  • June 11 – Halifax, NS

October 2022

  • Oct. 15 – Calgary, AB