Member Recognition and Awards


CMAA recognizes members who have achieved various milestones in their careers and as members of CMAA:

The Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation has been the hallmark of professionalism in club management since 1965 and is the cornerstone of CMAA's member recognition program. It is a valuable and widely-respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry.

The Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation was developed to recognize those managers who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club.

The Master Club Manager (MCM) designation is a certification and recognition program for a special group of professionals who have made extraordinary and long-lasting contributions to the club industry.

Membership in CMAA's Honor Society is open to club managers who: Achieve 400 additional credits beyond certification with a minimum of 150 credits from CMAA/CMI-endorsed education programs; have Professional membership status for a minimum of nine years; and successfully complete BMI IV or BMI V.

The CMAA Fellows Program is an honorary recognition program distinguishing those living CMAA members who epitomize the leadership, integrity, involvement, and contributions of club management professionals. Those selected as a "CMAA Fellow" are actively working as club leaders, and regarded as highly engaged individuals who are called to continued service as mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, and champions within the club community.

The 25 Year Club is open to any member of CMAA who has been in a management position at the same club for 25 consecutive years.

The Longevity Program recognizes men and woman who have been members of the Association for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years.

The Alumni Association is open to any member of CMAA, who prior to obtaining Professional or Alumnus membership, was a student member of the Association.