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SINGAPORE CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (SCMC)

Raising compliance standards

Raising compliance standards

Note: We have migrated from TR 43:2015 to SS 680:2021. SS 680:2021 will be used for assessment for all new applications with immediate effect.

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 in 2015. This Technical Reference (TR 43:2015) is elevated to a Singapore Standard (SS 680:2021) in 2021.

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 consultants who wish to serve SMEs in their EDG-supported upgrading projects must meet the requirements of TR 43:2015 / SS 680:2021. 

The SCMC Certification Scheme offered by TÜV SÜD PSB, an SAC accredited Certification Body attests a consultant’s conformance to the TR 43:2015/SS 680:2021. 

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.

Consultants certified to TR 43:2015 will be recertified to the new to SS 680:2021 at their upcoming re-certification. All TR 43:2015 certifications shall expire or be withdrawn on 28 February 2025. SS 680:2021 will be used for assessment for all new applications with immediate effect.  

 

  • PSCMC CERTIFICATION 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 be qualified for PSCMC:

    • Minimum Diploma 
    • Completed minimum 1000 consulting hours in last 3 years
    • Submit at least 3 write-ups of projects related to the specific business areas applied for certification from consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • Submit at least 3 positive client testimonials from the consultancy projects completed in last 3 years
    • Pass written examination and interview conducted by the panel members in TÜV SÜD
  • ESCMC CERTIFICATION 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 be qualified for ESCMC:

    • Minimum Diploma 
    • Completed minimum 1800 consulting hours in the last 3 years and submit at least 5 write-ups of projects related to the specific business areas applied for certification from consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years, or at least 2000 consulting hours in the last 3 years and submit at least 3 write-ups of projects related to the specific business areas applied for certification from consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • Submit at least 5 positive client testimonials from the consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years
    • Pass written examination and interview conducted by the panel members in TÜV SÜD
    • 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 by filling up the form on this page. 

    Our sales representatives will be in contact for further application.

    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.

    The certified consultant’s profile will be listed here.

  • RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    SCMC shall update the activities undertaken by him/her to remain relevant as a practicing management consultant. SCMC shall meet a minimum of 90 hours of continuous professional development (CPD). 

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

    • Recertification application form and CPD log sheet
    • Records and supporting documents of participation in CPD activities
    • At least 3 positive testimonials from the consultancy projects completed in the last 3 years 
  • RECERTIFICATION PROCESS

    Step 1: REMINDER EMAIL

    TÜV SÜD will send recertification reminder email leading up to the SCMC expiration date. 

    Step 2: SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS & PAYMENT

    SCMC is required to submit the recertification application form, CPD log sheet and the required supporting documents.

    The review will only start once all required documents and payment are received.

    Payment details can be found on the recertification form.

    Step 3: PRELIMINARY CHECK BY TÜV SÜD ASSESSOR

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

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

    Step 4: CERTIFICATION REVIEW

    A final certification review will be conducted based on all information collected from steps 1 to 4.

    Step 5: AWARD SCMC CERTIFICATE

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

    SCMC’s profile will be updated and listed here.

  • PSCMC CERTIFICATION FEES

    The cost for PSCMC 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 of the fees can be seen below:

    Stage 1: Application Fee – SGD 150.00
    Stage 2: Examination with assisted online tutorial lesson – SGD 800.00
    (Note: 1st Resit Exam – Free-of-charge; 2nd Resit Exam onward is chargeable) 
    Stage 3: Interview – SGD 600.00
    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

    * All the fees shown above are subjected to 8% GST.
    * Stages not completed will be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

  • ESCMC CERTIFICATION FEES

    The cost for ESCMC certification is SGD 2,850.00 (without optional classroom training). Transfers from other Enterprise Singapore-recognised management consultant's certification programme may opt out of the examination. A breakdown of the fees can be seen below:

    Stage 1: Application Fee – SGD 350.00
    Stage 2: Examination with assisted online tutorial lesson – SGD 800.00
    (Note: 1st Resit Exam – Free-of-charge; 2nd Resit Exam onward is chargeable)
    Stage 3: Interview – SGD 900.00
    Stage 4: Certification (validity period of 3 years) – SGD 800.00
    Total amount: SGD 2850.00

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

    * All the fees shown above are subjected to 8% GST.
    * Stages not completed will be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

  • RECERTIFICATION FEES

    The cost for recertification is SGD 1,200.00. A breakdown of the fees can be seen below:

    Stage 1: Application Fee – SGD 150.00
    Stage 2: Recertification Review– SGD 250.00
    Stage 3: Certification (validity period of 3 years) – SGD 800.00
    Total amount: SGD 1200.00

    * All the fees shown above are subjected to 8% GST.
    * Stages not completed will be refunded. 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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