Elevate Your Career – Get Certified

Get professional certification to help keep your skills fresh and demonstrate your experience in the communications field.

IABC provides its members with the great opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and expertise thanks to The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC). Not familiar with GCCC? This video shares five reasons to get certified.

Get certified as a communications professional

IABC Ottawa is hosting it’s next exam on November 7, 2020. Successful applicants can write one of two exams on the examination date:

  • The Communication Management Professional (CMP): For generalist, specialist and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence.
  • Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP): For highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counseling to an organization’s leadership.

Start your application

IABC members wishing to take the exam must first apply and be approved. For the application to be successful, GCCC requires applicants to describe their education, training, and experience in the communications field.

Importantly, all communications professionals can take the certification exam, however, IABC members receive a significant discount and access to IABC resources to help study for the exam.

Learn more about the application process or find out about other dates to write the exam in other cities in Canada and around the globe.

Information session
Interested in learning more about the certification process from IABC Ottawa’s Director of Certification and local professionally certification communications professional, Samantha Rae Ayoub? Watch her webinar explaining the value of professional certification and the application process.

Have questions? Reach out to Samantha directly through her LinkedIn account or through her website.