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INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (ICMC)

Raising compliance standards

WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (ICMC)?

Adopting a similar framework with our Singapore Certified Management Consultants (SCMC) scheme, TÜV SÜD launches the International Certified Management Consultants (ICMC) scheme targeting at consultants internationally.

The approach to International Certified Management Consultants is developed based on the framework developed by Enterprise Singapore. Enterprise Singapore understands the importance of management consultancy, and has adopted a holistic approach before releasing the Technical Reference for Management Consultants (TR 43:2015), which sets out the minimum acceptable professional standards and practices for Management Consultants.

ICMC aims to encourage consultants to maintain quality and customer satisfaction of their consultancy services, boost the advancement of their careers, as well as to provide a developmental path for their career.

  • QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Management Consultants will be assessed across different areas such as academic qualifications, professional training records, industry knowledge, consulting skills, people skills, and ethics.

    TÜV SÜD uses academic records, professional consultancy experience, and clients’ testimonials as the starting reference point for certification. Management Consultants need to meet the following requirements to apply for PSCMC: 

    • Minimum Diploma or above
    • Minimum 1000 consulting hours in last 3 years
    • Submit at least 3 project write-ups from consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • At least 3 positive client testimonials from the consultancy projects completed in last 3 years
     
  • CERTIFICATION PROCESS

    STEP 1. ONLINE REGISTRATION

    Consultants can register online via the form on this page.

    A link to our application form will be sent via our auto-generated email.

    STEP 2. SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS & PAYMENT

    Applicants are required to send the application form together with the required supporting documents to [email protected]. The review will only start once all required documents and payment are received.

    Upon successful application, payment should be made before the scheduled examination. Payment details can be found on the application form.

    STEP 3. PRELIMINARY CHECK BY TÜV SÜD ASSESSOR

    Your submitted documents for application will be reviewed by our Assessor, in order to check for the adequacy of the information submitted.

    Please kindly note at any point in time until the final results of your qualification, we may request for additional documents or clarifications.

    STEP 4. EXAMINATIONS

    After payment is confirmed, candidates will receive an invitation for the examination.

    A 90min examination will be conducted on-site at our premises, which consist of 60 multiple choice questions that assesses on consulting skills, people skills, project management, and ethical principles. 

    After the candidate passes the examinations, an interview will be scheduled at a later date. A re-test is possible, but chargeable.

    Once the candidate passes the examination, we will schedule an interview.

    STEP 5. INTERVIEW

    A panel of experts will conduct the interview to assess the competency of the candidate and recommend for award of certificate if the interview is successful.

    STEP 6. CERTIFICATION REVIEW

    A final certification review will be conducted based on all information collected from steps 1 to 5.

    STEP 7. AWARD ICMC CERTIFICATE

    If the interview is successful, the candidate will be awarded an ICMC certificate that is valid for 3 years upon successful certification review.

    STEP 8. YEARLY EVALUATION (YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2 OF CERTIFICATION)

    SCMC shall update the activities undertaken by him to remain relevant as a practicing management consultant.  Activities which centered on continuing education shall be submitted within the 1st month of Year 2 and Year 3 from the date of issue of the ICMC certificate using the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) log sheet.

    STEP 9. RENEWAL OF ICMC CERTIFICATION

    Nearing the end of the 3 years’ validity with TÜV SÜD PSB for the ICMC scheme, The ICMC shall submit the following at least 3 months before the expiry of their certificate for review:

    • At minimum 90 hours of continuing education in last 3 years
    • At least three (3) testimonials from projects completed in the last 3 years from the customer
     
  • FEES

    For new applicants, the cost for a full three years is SGD 2,350.00, subject to 7% GST. Transfers from other Enterprise Singapore-recognised management consultant's certification programme may opt out of the examination. Renewals under ICMC would be SGD 1,200.00, subject to 7% GST instead for the next 3 years. A breakdown for new applicants and transfers fees can be seen below:

    Stage 1: Application Fee - SGD 150.00
    Stage 2(a): Examination with assisted online tutorial lesson - SGD 800.00
    Stage 2(b): Optional 1 Day Instructor-led Classroom Training - SGD 300.00
    Stage 3: Interview - SGD 800.00
    Stage 4: Certification - SGD 600.00 (valid for 3 years)

    Total: SGD 2,350.00

    Total: SGD 2,650.00 (with optional classroom training)

    * Fees above are subject to 7% GST.
    * Stages not completed will be refunded within one month. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

     

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD FOR INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (ICMC)? 

Having TÜV SÜD as your certification partner not only allows you, or your company to lean on our experience but also lends your brand the distinction of the TÜV SÜD certification mark, a powerful demonstration of your commitment to your professional services.

TÜV SÜD PSB is a Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) accredited, and a Enterprise Singapore recognised certification body to certify the management consultants. This ensures that ICMC certification is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to international and Singapore guidelines and standards. ICMC aims to encourage consultants to maintain quality and customer satisfaction of their consultancy services, boost the advancement of their careers, as well as to provide a developmental path for their career.

Our international network of subsidiaries on every continent enables us to serve organisations worldwide. In addition, TÜV SÜD requires to follow a strict code of conduct that assures both you and your customers of our complete independence and professionalism.


YOUR BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

  • Gain recognition – ICMC is a widely recognised certification programme for Management Consultants.
  • Gain market access – ICMC reflects an advanced level of knowledge and experience.
  • Continuously improving – ICMC provides a platform to exchange ideas and develop continually.

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