Certification - Certifed Club Manager - CCM
In many professions, a successful career is marked by an appropriate degree of professional development, verified by a credible certification program and recognized by both the public and one’s peers.
The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management since 1965 and is the cornerstone of CMAE’s member recognition programme. It is a valuable and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry.
The CCM programme is managed by the CMAE’s Education Policy Board (EPB), with oversight by the Association’s Board of Directors. It is the Education Policy Board’s responsibility to consider suggestions from the membership and to ensure that CCM remains current in adapting to the ever-changing club management environment.
The CCM designation is awarded to club managers who can prove that they posses a good working knowledge of all ten of the core competencies, by passing the CCM Exam to the minimum standards. The CCM exam takes place on one day, in two sessions. Candidates are allowed a maximum of 7 hours to complete the exam.
- For details of eligibility conditions to take the CCM exam, please click here.
- For details of exam procedures, sample questions and a sample case study, please click here.
- For details of the registration process and to download the CCM Registration Form, please click here.
How Much Does It Cost?
The first step is to check the eligibility criteria and if a club manager feels that they either fulfill these criteria, or will do so in the next year or so, and they would like to register to sit the CCM exam, you should complete the registration form and submit this to the CMAE Education Office. Initially, there is a non-refundable registration fee of £75:00/€95.00 to be submitted at the time of registration.
PLEASE NOTE: As the verifiaction process may take several months, the deadline for submitting a CCM Registration Form is six months prior to the exam date.
The CMAE Education Office will verify all of your claims for education credits and association credits with the appropriate organisations and eductaion providers, and when the verification process is complete, the applicant will be informed if they are eligible to sit the CCM exam.
If eligible to sit for the CCM exam, the following fees will apply:
- CCM Exam - £350.00/€400.00
- CCM Exam Re-sit - £75.00/€95.00
Please Note: These fees are set by the CMAE Board of Directors and may be subject to change from time to time. Members will be notified of the fees that will apply to them when eligibility to take the CCM Exam is confirmed.
CCM exams are held twice a year, on the following dates:
2012 - Wednesday 21st November (Registrations closed 21st May 2012)
2013 - Thursday 21st March (Registrations closed 21st September 2012)
2013 - Wednesday 20th November (Registrations close 20th May 2013)
2014 - Thursday 20th March (Registrations close 20th September 2013)
2014 - Wednesday 19th November (Registrations close 19th May 2014)
Continual Professional Development
All new CCM designations are awarded for a period of five years. Except for those in Retired membership status, CCMs are required to earn at least 120 Education and/or Association Credits during the five-year period following their CCM date to maintain their CCM designations. At least half of these must be Education Credits. CCMs meeting these requirements will have maintained the designation for another five-year period.
CCM Eligibility Regulations To Get Tougher
In order to meet the international standards for the globally-recognised ‘Certified Club Manager’ (CCM) certification process, the current eligibility requirements for European club managers is going to get tougher from 1st January 2013 onwards. In Europe, the current requirement to have attended one ‘BMI International’ educational programme will be changed to require CCM candidates to have completed the CMAE's Management Development Programme (MDP) and have attended two, three and eventually four five-day MDP courses in the future, such changes being phased in over the next few years, commencing 1st January 2013.
Club managers in the USA and Canada already have these regulations in place, and our colleagues in South Africa and China will be changing their CCM eligibility requirements in the coming years to match. For details of the CMAE's Management Development Programme of 5-day courses, please click here.
The final exam under the current eligibility criteria will be held on November 21st, for which applications have now closed. Those wishing to apply to sit the CCM exam on March 21st, 2013 should have submiited their completed registration forms to Sharon Reekie before September 21st 2012.
Those wishing to sit the CCM exam on 20th November 2013 must submit their completed registration forms to Sharon Reekie prior to 20th May 2013, as six months notice is required. Email: email@example.com.