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 hosted one exam on October 26, 2019 and is planning a second for April 2020 (date to be confirmed). 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.

Have questions? Reach out to some of the IABC Ottawa members who recently became certified: Samantha Rae Ayoub, MA, CMP; Benoit Laplante, SCMP, Alison Boughey, SCMP; Christine Guay, CMP.