CPM has a successful track record of training and certifying managers that spans over four decades.
With nearly 15,000 managers and leaders certified worldwide, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certifying body in the United States, doing business globally. Both managers and employers benefit from the CM certification which is recognized internationally as a valid indicator of managerial competency and leadership potential.
The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) was set up in 1974 by two trade associations concentrated on improving managers and leaders, the National Management Association (NMA) and the International Management Council (IMC).
ICPM was created to supply a formal program of management training to first-line supervisors and to enhance recognition of management as a profession. A grant from the George R. Brown Establishment funded the Institute which originated at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
ICPM’s Mission, Vision, and Values
The Institute of Certified Professional Managers advances managerial excellence internationally by identifying and validating core competencies through professional development and certification.
For the Certified Manager® (CM®) certification to be the most valued and sought-after management credential in the world.
Ethics: The Institute models the ICPM Code of Ethics which underlies the CM® certification.
Credibility: The Institute’s experience, professional affiliations, and high-quality goods and services deliver value to its clients.
Leadership: ICPM aspires to be internationally recognized as ‘the leader in management development and certification.
ICPM is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational institute incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is governed by a 12 – 20 member Board of Regents comprised of representatives from business, industry, academia, and the public. Affiliates that partner with ICPM to assist its mission include:
- James Madison University College of Business
- NMA…THE Leadership Development Organization
- McGraw Hill Education
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