Final opportunities to take CMP and SCMP certification exams in 2018

Type: Featured
By Ashley Carter
23 August 2018

It’s only August, but times flies! Your final opportunities to take the Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) exam in 2018 are quickly approaching. Apply for the CMP or SCMP program with the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) at least two weeks before your exam date, start studying and call yourself a certified professional before the new year. But act now if you want to add this title to your resume before 2018 is in the books.

Remaining 2018 CMP and SCMP exam dates

9 September – Melbourne, Australia

13 September – Washington, D.C., U.S.

22 September – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

28 September – San Jose, California, U.S.

5 October – Redmond, Washington, U.S.

11 October – Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.

18 October – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

20 October – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

20 October – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

23 October – Pretoria, South Africa

1 November – Toronto, Canada

10 November – Richmond, Virginia, U.S.


Here’s what you need to do to take the CMP or SCMP exam:

Step 1: Choose the certification program that’s right for you and apply at least two weeks before the date you’d like to take the exam.

Step: 2: Once accepted into the CMP or SCMP program, register for an exam at least one week prior to the test date.

Step 3: Prepare for the exam by visiting the GCCC study resources page and/or through the CMP refresher course or SCMP refresher course available from the IABC Academy.

Step 4: Take your exam.


Through IABC’s partnership with Ragan, you can take your exam onsite at three of their upcoming conferences at the headquarters of some of the most well-known brands. Take advantage of opportunities to sit for your CMP or SCMP certification exam in a unique setting at Intel on 28 September, Microsoft on 5 October or Zappos on 18 October, while getting professional development at a discounted price.

Please reach out to the GCCC team at with any questions. If you don’t see an exam date listed near you, contact us for ways to host an exam in your area.


Learn more about the CMP and SCMP programs and apply today!

Ashley Carter

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