The CMC Process and Fees.

Terms of Reference

The CMC assessment process has been developed in a way that enables applicants to proceed at their own pace and fit the various stages in with their other commitments, whilst remaining professionally rigorous and upholding the high standards required of all CMC holders.


The process

Individual experience varies considerably. As a guide, candidates must have:

  • Full Member or Fellow membership of IC
  • 3 years experience as a management consultant
  • Relevant qualifications/experience to underpin competence
  • Experience in all elements of the consulting life cycle
  • Have clients who value the contribution, delivery and impact you make to their business
CMC two routes

Following the PD meeting the assessor will write up all the documentation, complete their assessment and then forward all details for moderation (to ensure that the standard of the award has been met). Once agreed and signed off by the moderator then your CMC will be confirmed.


How long does the process take?

The process typically takes between six to eight weeks to complete.


How much does it cost?

Depending on the route you take the fee varies:

  • Virtual application - £645 +VAT
  • Professional discussion - £995 +VAT

Registrations are valid for 12 months only. Applications not complete within 12 months will be deregistered.

Register for the CMC

Maintaining CMC status

CMC remains current through a 3-yearly recertification process - to ensure that the high standards of the award are being maintained. In particular, recertification seeks to ensure that CMC holders are:

  • Current with their competencies and can provide evidence of standards achieved and sustained in their professional work
  • Continuing to keep their skills up to date and committed to their own personal development
  • Contributing to the reputation and standing of consultancy as a profession