Communication Professional Certifications

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.

Certifying the communication professional

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.

Check out the Global Communication Certification Council website for details on how to get started with certification.