In order to be eligible to petition for the CCM designation, you must first be a Professional Member of the association. CMAC is pleased that all of its current CCM graduates have agreed to support those pursuing their designation.

If you have questions or would like to chat with one of them about their experience, please see the List of Recipients. CMAC members may use the Member Directory to contact them.

The certification designations may be used provided individuals meet the maintenance requirements and maintain membership in CMAC.

There are three parts to earning the CCM designation:

Requirements to Earn the CCM

The following are the requirements for eligibility to take the CCM exam:

300 credits (broken down as follows):

  • 200 Education credits which must include a minimum of the following:
  • Attendance at a least one CMAC National Conference
  • Successful completion of two CMI pre-approved workshops
  • 100 National Education credits
  • 25 Branch Education credits*
  • 50 Association Activity credits
  • 50 Additional credits which may include a mix of the above as well as Other Education credits which are allocated for education programs outside CMAC or CMAA
  • Successful completion of 
    • BMI Club Management
    • BMI Leadership Principles
    • BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
    • either BMI Golf Management, BMI Food & Beverage Management, or BMI Sports & Recreation Management

* Given the limited opportunities for Branch education in most of CMAC’s Branches, CMAA has agreed that any shortfall in Branch Education credits may be made up with an excess of National Education credits.

Six years of membership in the CMAC:

  • You must be a Professional member at the time of petitioning to sit the exam. Students are not eligible to earn credits.
  • CMAA has introduced the ability to substitute professional experience for years of membership as outlined in the following policy:

An application may be made to the Certification Committee to substitute three years of relevant professional experience for one year of CMAC membership in order to meet this requirement. A maximum of nine years of experience for three years of CMAC membership is allowed. Send your completed application to national@thecmac.ca

Additional information on what qualifies as relevant professional experience, including eligible job titles, can be found here.