Communicators Prove Skills with New Exam

Mar 03, 2016, 12:03 ET from IABC/Chicago

CHICAGO, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Communicators can take the new Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exam for the first time in Chicago on Apr. 9. The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) sponsors this certification. Achieving certification means the person has demonstrated professional competence in the following principles – ethics, strategy, analysis, context and engagement: the IABC Global Standard.

"The CMP offers mid-career communication professionals an extra credibility boost, as it provides formal evidence of our knowledge and experience," said Matt Mason, CMP, Communication Management Consultant.

"My clients know the value of strategic communication, but often have to convince others in their organizations to make the investment. The credential certainly helps, in that regard. I'm also excited that the GCCC is establishing CMP as a global standard, which means strengthening ties with our colleagues outside of IABC in organizations such as Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the National Communication Association (NATCOM)," Mason said.

The certification program can elevate a communicator's career and provides a structure for keeping skills fresh and applicable. Applicants are validated by IABC based on education and experience. If approved, applicants have their skills and knowledge assessed through a multiple-choice exam.

Applicants must register by Mar. 25 for the Apr. 9 exam in Chicago, and candidates registering by Mar. 10 will be given priority consideration. The Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is hosting this certification.

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