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Certified Manager Program Overview

Course materials include: 


- Each module of the Certified Manager program consists of a printed study book, access to ICPM's e-Learning Center, and a CM certification exam. 

- ICPM's e-Learning Center contains multimedia learning resources such as PowerPoints, quizzes, notes and outlines to reinforce learning and to test your knowledge.


Course Curriculum 


Certified Manager I: 

Management Essentials

Content Includes:

  • The Management Process Today
  • Characteristics of Managers
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Managing in the Global Environment
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Promoting Effective Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Using Information Technology to Increase Performance
  • The Legal Environment and Managing Risk
  • Understanding Economics and How it Affects Business


Certified Manager II: 

Planning and Organizing

Content Includes:

  • Planning and Strategy
  • Value-Chain Management
  • Organizational Structure and Culture
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Building High-Performance Teams
  • Human Resource Management
  • Coaching and Performance Feedback
  • Networking and Mentoring
  • Project Management
  • Running Effective Meetings


Certified Manager III: 

Leading and Controlling

Content Includes:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Managing Change
  • Organizational Conflict and Politics
  • Managing Misbehavior
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Organizational and Operational Control
  • Accounting and Financial Information
  • Financial Management


Course Study Options

Comprehensive Course

Our comprehensive course begins with an orientation on December 15, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am CT. Class sessions are held from January 18, 2020 to May 30, 2020. Classes are held Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am CT.   


Self-Guided Study Schedule 

The self-guided option allows you to study at you own pace and still receive the support of a professional team by attending three live webinars on September 30, 2019, October 28, 2019, and November 19, 2019. The webinars are held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT. 


CM Exam Specifications 

In order to earn the Certified Manager certification applicants must pass 3 multiple choice CM exams.


The three exams that must be passed include:

  • Certified Manager I: Management Essentials
  • Certified Manager II: Planning and Organizing
  • Certified Manager III: Leading and Controlling


Taking the CM Exams

Exams are administered through ICPM's e-Learning Center and may be taken on any computer with reliable Internet access. Each exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions and is time limited to a maximum of 120 minutes. Applicants are allowed 15 months to pass the CM exams and earn the CM certification from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.


Tuition Comprehensive course is $2,599 US participants (add $75 for international shipping)               Self-guided course is $1,695 (add $75 for international shipping)


To earn the CM certification just apply online anytime, pay certification fees, study on your own (or with others) and pass an exam. Click here to complete your application.  

Our Faculty

Our distinguished faculty hold PhDs, JDs, and/or graduate level degrees with over 20 years of business leadership experience. In addition to university level teaching expertise, our team employs the latest technology and tools to help you succeed on exam day. For us, the mission is simple…. Learn. Do. Grow.  

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