Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

Certified Management Consultant - Basic


Credential: Certified Management Consultant - Basic
Credentialing Agency: Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Institute of Management Consultants, Certified Management Consultant - Basic credential is an intermediate-level certification recommended for individuals with at least 3 years of relevant experience. Individuals who have earned the Certified Management Consultant - Basic provide management objective advice and assistance relating to the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organization in pursuit of its long-term purposes and objectives. Such assistance may include the identification of options with recommendations and the provision of an additional resource or the implementation of solutions. Interested candidates must have 3 to 9 years of management consulting experience as independent or internal consultants with five satisfactory clients' evaluations. Applicants must also have either a Bachelor's degree or at least 5 years of work experience including 3 years of full time consulting plus significant professional education in management consulting. Candidates must pass a written and a Peer Review oral examination with three senior consultants who are Certified Management Consultants.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Management Consultant - Basic

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

2598 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Suite 6002104
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33304

Phone: (800) 793-4992

Fax: (800) 837-7321
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Candidates must have a combined total of 40 or more points to be eligible for certification. Points are assigned as follows:

  • Education - minimum of 12 points are required, applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree must earn at least 12 Continuing Professional Development points. IMC awards a maximum of 28 points in the Education category.
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 1 point per presentation, 2 points per course
    • Bachelor's degree = 6 points
    • Master's degree = 2 points
    • Terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DSC) = 2 points
  • Work Experience - candidates must document a minimum of 12 points (no more than 54 Work Experience points may be applied toward a candidate's point total.)
    • Non-consulting business experience = 1 point per year
    • Independent or internal consulting experience= 4 points per year, minimum of 3 years
    • Submit Application for the CMC with Engagement Summaries= 2 points per Engagement Summary, 3 minimum to 5 maximum required 
    • Submit satisfactory Client Evaluations = 2 points per evaluation, 5 minimum required 
  • IMC USA or Other Professional Activities - this category is not required, a maximum of 12 points may be awarded in this category.
    • Attend the IMC USA National Conference, NOW, or other regional conferences including those of other professional or trade organizations = 1 point per day of attendance
    • Taught a university or comparable course = 1 point per 3 hours of instruction
    • Publish magazine articles or books nationally = 1 point per book or article* Note, this includes electronic publication of articles or books, and operation of a blog.
    • Present at an IMC USA or other professional organization’s event or meeting= 1 point per session
    • Provide online instruction via webinar or similar delivery method = 1 point per session

The Certified Management Consultant - Basic credential has the following other requirements:

  • Applicants should not have been subject to, or charged with, any:

    • felonies or misdemeanors directed related to consulting practice
    • civil legal action directly related to management consulting practice
    • consumer complaints filed with any state or federal consumer protection agency
    • disciplinary actions by a management consulting professional association.

Written Exam

  • Ethics
  • Core Competencies of Management Consulting
    • Client Business Insight
    • Consulting Business Insight
    • Functional Specialization
    • Engagement Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Consulting Knowledge
    • Consulting Process Technique
    • Tools and Methodologies
    • Analytical Skills
    • Risk and Quality Management
    • Ethics and Professionalism
    • Personal Interaction (Emotional Intelligence)
    • Continued Learning and Development

Oral Exam Requirement

  • Candidates must be interviewed by three senior Certified Management Consultants to verify their technical competence and currency in their area of specialization as well as their understanding of the management consulting process.

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Management Consultant - Basic examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Certified Management Consultant - Basic credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Management Consultant - Basic

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Management Consultant - Basic credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CMC is renewed every 3 years; the agency sets specific due dates for fees and form submission. The Institute of Management Consultants uses a point system to determine if the renewal is awarded. A total of 30 points must be earned; the points are divided in to categories– Education, Experience, Professional Outreach, and Professional Conduct and points must be earned in each category. Review the form and the agency recertification page for more details.

In Demand

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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