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Certification Programs

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 CMAA's certification program. It is a valuable and widely-respected mark of a manager's commitment to professional development and the club industry.

As with its education programs, CMAA’s certification program is a dynamic, continuing process. It includes two levels of further recognition: CMAA's prestigious Honor Society and the Master Club Manager (MCM) designation.

The entire certification program is under the jurisdiction of the Professional Development Committee with oversight provided by CMAA’s Board of Directors. It is the Professional Development Committee’s responsibility to consider suggestions from the members and to ensure that the certification program adapts to the ever-changing club management environment.

CCM

Certified Club Manager

CMAA offers the Certified Club Manager (CCM) is a professional certification recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of today’s club manager. Since the program’s launch in 1965, it has opened countless doors of opportunity for managers as it communicates their knowledge and ability to serve as a key player in a club’s success. Candidates who have earned the designation have completed a program enriched with education experience, applicable knowledge, and business tools that can deliver a positive impact.

Honor Society

Membership in CMAA's Honor Society is open to club managers who meet the following criteria:

  • Achievement of 400 additional credits beyond certification with a minimum of 150 credits from CMAA/CMI-endorsed education programs;
  • Professional membership for a minimum of 10 years; and
  • Successful completion of BMI Tactical Leadership or BMI Strategic Leadership.

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