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Membership Benefits

Eligibility to gain the CMDip and CCM designations

In Europe, only CMAE members can apply to sit the Club Management Diploma (CMDip) and Certified Club Manager (CCM) exams and join the elite group of club managers from all over the world that have demonstrated a detailed and in-depth knowledge of their chosen profession.

Access to education opportunities

The CMAE together with our regions and affiliate partners across Europe regularly stage educational events, from workshops and seminars to conferences. CMAE members will enjoy being welcomed at any of these events, giving access to an unrivalled network of educational opportunities.

Access to Career Coaching and Guidance

The CMAE are very pleased to announce that Club Inc. are now the CMAE's 'Career Coaching' partners. The company provides career coaching services for CMAE members and their employees to help achieve real career success and personal fulfillment by providing unique career guidance programmes designed specifically for the club industry. All of their services are discounted for CMAE members and we encourage all to use their services, however you can only benefit by becoming a 'Friend' of Club Inc. As well as this, the corporation provides a range of courses and services that covers many different areas in clubs, ranging from finance and agronomy to revenue generation and board/committee workshops. Click Here to become 'Friends' and receive all benefits of this fantastic partnership.

Annual conferences

The CMAE organises the European Conference on Club Management in October/November each year, which includes the CMAE Annual General Meeting. This conference is a great opportunity for club managers to meet their colleagues from around Europe and participate in a two-day educational programme with managers from the host country.

In February each year, CMAE members are encouraged to participate in the World Conference on Club Management, which is organised by our friends at the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).  This superb 5-day event features over 80 education sessions covering all ten of the core competencies of club management.


The Global network of club managers

Membership of the CMAE gives you the chance to meet (virtually in our online network as well as physically at our annual events) and build relationships with colleagues doing the same jobs at clubs all over Europe,and also in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and many other regions of the world.

These relationships can not only be personally beneficial, but also for members of the club where you work. You can help them perhaps visit and experience some of the great clubs of the world, and this will help you, as their club manager, clearly establish yourself as the professional club manager and the source of expertise and knowledge in your field.

Members’ zone on CMAE website

We have made many improvements to the members-only part of the CMAE website in 2012, and in this part of the site, exclusive to CMAE members, you will find: articles and resources to view and/or download on a wide range of industry topics; contact details of other CMAE members around Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and also details of exclusive and preferential rates for goods and services from CMAE Corporate Partners.

We invite all CMAE members to participate in our business networking group in LinkedIn – exclusively for CMAE members. This group will enable you to share thoughts and ideas with other CMAE members, ask for help and support or start discussions and debates on issues of the day.  If you are not on LinkedIn, the CMAE are also located on Facebook and Twitter (@CMAEurope)

CMAE e-newsletter

All CMAE members receive ClubNetworker, our monthly e-newsletter which is packed full of information and news about the activities of the CMAE, regions and affiliate partners, industry news and jobs, events diary and much more.

Clubhouse Europe Magazine

All CMAE members receive a hard copy of Clubhouse Europe magazine, the CMAE's quarterly magazine of club management.  Featuring educational articles from industry experts as well as examples of best practice from other club managers, this publication was launched in Summer 2013.

Other online publications

Every month, the CMAE provides its members with copies of various other online industry publications, including the CMAA’s Club Management magazine; Leisure Management magazine; Sports Management magazine; Health Club Management magazine; Leisure Opportunities magazine and Golf Inc.

Career opportunities service

With the help of our partners Colt Mackenzie McNair, the CMAE provides CMAE members with access to job opportunities, careers advice and most recently, the ability to advertise for staff free of charge on the web.

Access to other clubs

Perhaps one of the most under-valued benefit is that as a CMAE member, you will be welcomed at the vast majority of clubs around the world.

Exclusive and preferential rates from CMAE Corporate Partners

The CMAE is fortunate to have so many blue-chip brands supporting our initiatives, and CMAE members enjoy exclusive and preferential rates on goods and services provided by many of these companies, providing you and your club with savings far beyond the annual CMAE membership fee.

Premier Corporate


Circle Golf Insurance

Corporate Partners




Official Suppliers


Oliva Nova - Beach & Golf Resort





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