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Elevate your career with GCCC certification

Upcoming certification dates

The next in-person examination date in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is Saturday, March 16, 2024

Candidates for the Communications Management Professional (CMP®) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) designation must submit their application no later than Friday, February 23, 2024. 

Why become certified?

Professional certifications give you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. They engage you in a process of life-long learning that elevates your career and provides a structure for keeping your skills fresh and applicable.

What is the GCCC?

The GCCC® was created to offer certification at various levels and to promote a common, global understanding of what constitutes professionalism and competence in communication. 

The GCCC® is independent of IABC. Its members represent the communication industry worldwide and come from a broad spectrum of organizations. The independent status reflects the GCCC’s understanding of the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing conflict of interest, and ensuring the objectivity of its certification activities.

Types of Certification

GCCC currently offers two levels of certification, the Communications Management Professional (CMP®) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®).

Communications Management Professional (CMP®)

The Communication Management Professional (CMP®) designation is targeted to generalists, specialists and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence. 

Learn more about the Communication Management Professional (CMP®) designation 

Strategic Communications Management Professional (SCMP®)

The Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) designation is for highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counseling to an organization's leadership. 

Learn more about the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) designation 

Get started

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We're here to help

If you have questions about the process and benefits of certification, local examination dates or available support resources, IABC NL is here to help you. Email us at