The process for assessment of institutes’ standards for CMC
As part of its mission to promote and maintain professional standards internationally in management consultancy, ICMCI undertakes a triennial assessment or audit of the CMC standard of members institutes against the ICMCI CMC standard. Successful completion of this process is also a requirement before provisional members can become full members of ICMCI.
ICMCI respects the legitimacy of varying approaches to the professional standard for management consultancy across its member institutes, depending on valid cultural and historical differences. However, a common core professional standard is essential in order to reflect the best international practice, to assure common understanding across all members of ICMCI, to assure consistency in the award of CMC, and to provide a firm basis for reciprocal recognition of the international CMC qualification across all members.
The ICMCI CMC standard represents this core, international professional standard. The assessment of member institutes’ CMC standards is made against this ICMCI core standard. The purpose of the assessment is to assure compliance with that standard, for all the reasons stated above; and it is equally also to actively share the best international practice, and to help institutes to develop and improve their professional standards and processes.
This section of the ICMCI website shows the key documents relating to this assessment process. These are as follows.
- Quality Assurance Process Description
This provides an overview of the assessment process and the principles on which it is based.
- Process for assessments
- Statement of Equivalence
This is the primary document which an institute to be assessed is required to complete and submit to the ICMCI assessors, together with the Statement of Basic Institute Facts
- Assessment of Equivalence
This is the main document which the ICMCI assessors complete at the end of the assessment, as the record of their assessment
- Guidelines for Assessors
This is the guidance given to ICMCI assessors concerning how to undertake an audit or assessment
- Main requirements for assessors
- Institute Self Assessment Checklist