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Canberra Certification Information

Set yourself apart – Become a Certified Communication Management Professional

Earn and CMP or SCMP certifications from the GCCC – right here in Canberra!

Widely used in other professions, a professional certification tells peers, colleagues and clients that they are working with an experienced and competent communicator. And, certification shows the world that you are committed to keeping your skills and knowledge up to date. It’s a way to challenge yourself and prove your worth as a communications professional!

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) certification program is based on the GlobalStandard for communication professionals set out by IABC. Earning professional communication certification from the GCCC demonstrates that you have a deep level of professional communication knowledge and expertise in six key areas: ethics, strategy, analysis, context, engagement, and consistency. 

The Certified Communications Professional (CMP) is for mid to senior level professionals with a minimum of 6-8 experience in the field.

The Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) certification, candidates must have 11 years of experience and 20 hours of training AND must provide a letter of recommendation from mentees or an organisation for which the candidate has done pro bono work addressing senior level contributions to communications.

The IABC Canberra is hosting exams in 2021 for its second year. The October 2021 exam will offer the opportunity to take either the CMP® or the SCMP exam. The IABC Canberra chapter has a number of members who are certified through the GCCC. Here’s what last year’s successfully certified members had to say about the experience:

ï       ‘Having international certification is an achievement that demonstrates a level of competency and ongoing professional development that is recognised worldwide’, Justine O’Brien, SCMP

ï       ‘Being certified means to me; validity in my skills, recognition as a profession, confidence in my knowledge’, Sarah Toaldo, CMP

ï       ‘It is an independent recognition of the strategic communication skills and knowledge I’ve gained throughout my career. I’m proud to be an SCMP and proud that I decided to make this investment in myself’, Amanda Dennett, SCMP

If you interested in becoming a certified communications professional, visit the certification page on our IABC Canberra website where we have posted a recording of our virtual briefing event held in July.

If you have any specific questions about the SCMP or CMP certification, email [insert with ‘IABC certification’ in the subject line]

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