Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

Professional certification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and provides evidence of your outstanding abilities. It engages 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. Both are ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Programs, proving the prestige and value of these certifications on an international scale.

Communication Management Professional (CMP)

The Communication Management Professional certification is designed for generalists/specialists, a mid-level stage in the communication professional’s development, for those with six to eight years of experience in the field.

Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®)

The Strategic Communication Management Professional certification is aimed at senior communications professionals, for those with eight to 11 years of experience.

Not sure what level to apply for? Complete the IABC Career AssessmentTM to determine your current career milestone and discover areas of professional strength, and career development opportunities.

Get certified today

Apply to get certified – both programs accept applications year-round.

Upcoming certification exams in Canada:

October 2022

  • Oct. 15 – Calgary, AB

Coming soon: Virtual exams from the comfort of your own home via remote proctoring! More information to come by the end of 2022.

Contact a Professional Development Director for more information: Canada West Region  |  Canada East Region