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SINGAPORE CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (SCMC)

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WHAT IS SINGAPORE CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (SCMC)?

Enterprise Singapore understands the importance of management consultancy, and has adopted a holistic approach before releasing the Technical Reference for Management Consultant (TR 43:2015), which sets out the minimum acceptable professional standards and practices for Management Consultants.

With effect from 1 January 2017, SMEs seeking EDG support for consultancy-related costs under their capability upgrading projects will have to engage management consultants who possess Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification. Management consultant who wish to serve SMEs in their EDG-supported upgrading projects must be certified in this area.

SCMC 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.

There are two levels of certification to choose from:

  • Professional Singapore Certified Management Consultant (PSCMC)
  • Expert Singapore Certified Management Consultant (ESCMC)

To view the list of certified consultants registered with us, please click here.

NOTE: The management understands the importance of impartiality in our Certification of Persons. We will use all reasonable efforts to manage all possible conflicts of interest and ensure objectivity of our certification services.

  • PSCMC 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
  • ESCMC 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. 

    • Minimum Diploma 
    • Minimum 1800 / 2000 consulting hours in the last 3 years
    • Submit at least 3 / 5 project write-ups from consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • At least 5 positive client testimonials from the consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • To achieve WSQ Advanced Certificate in Team leadership within 18 months of the ESCMC qualification 

    NOTE: Any equivalent course to WSQ Advanced Certificate in team leadership or degree in management submitted would be subject to review and approval.

  • 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.

    Payment details can be found on the application form.

    Step 3: PRELIMINARY CHECK BY TÜV SÜD ASSESSOR

    Our assessor will review the adequacy of the application documents submitted.

    Please kindly note that additional clarifications and documents may be requested.

    Step 4: EXAMINATIONS

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

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

    Interview will be scheduled once the candidate has passed the examination. Additional cost will be charged if a re test is required.

    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 SCMC CERTIFICATE

    Upon successful certification review, the candidate will be awarded the SCMC certificate, with a validity period of 3 years from date of issue.

  • RECERTIFICATION

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

    The SCMC shall submit the following at least 3 months before the expiry of their certificate for review:

    • 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

    The cost for initial certification is SGD 2,350.00 (without optional classroom training). Transfers from other Enterprise Singapore-recognised management consultant's certification programme may opt out of the examination. A breakdown for new applicants and transfers fees can be seen below:

    Stage 1: Application Fee – SGD 150.00
    Stage 2: Examination with assisted online tutorial lesson – SGD 800.00
    Stage 3: Interview – SGD 300.00
    Stage 4: Certification (validity period of 3 years) – SGD 800.00
    Total amount: SGD 2350.00

    1 Day Instructor-led classroom training (Optional) – SGD 300.00

    Renewals under SCMC would be SGD 1,200.00

    * All the fees shown above are subjected 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 SINGAPORE CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (SCMC) SCHEME? 

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 Singapore Enterprise recognised certification body to certify the management consultants. This ensures that SCMC certification is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to international and Singapore guidelines and standards. SCMC 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 – SCMC is a widely recognised certification programme for Management Consultants.
  • Gain market access – SCMC reflects an advanced level of knowledge and experience.
  • Continuously improving – SCMC provides a platform to exchange ideas and develop continually.

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