January 2017
ICPM NewBriefs
ICPM news updates for January
ICPM Instructional Partners Enhance CM Recognition
Much of the success of the Certified Manager (CM) certification can be attributed to ICPM’s Authorized Instructional Partners who administer the CM certification around the world.  Who exactly are these partners?  They are colleges, universities, and private training companies with years of certification experience and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, value-based training in their geographic areas. 
ICPM introduced its instructional partner program in 2003 to grow managerial competency internationally through the CM certification, as well as to establish brand recognition for the “CM” professional credential. Instructional Partners “add value” to the CM certification by providing online and classroom instruction to assist applicants in preparing to take the CM certification exams.
Today, ICPM has over 30 partners servicing the USA, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Greece, Guam, Philippines, and the Caribbean Islands.  Many of these partners have been with ICPM since the beginning and have established new markets for the CM certification in countries to include Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Jordan, and Cypress, to name a few.
ICPM welcomes two new Instructional Partners in 2017.  They include:
Advanced Business Consulting.  ABC Consulting has a 10-year history of providing training and consulting to the public and private sectors.  Under the leadership of Mohammad Hamid Rasooli, ABC will create a new market for the CM certification in Afghanistan. 
Tamoin Industrial Services Corporation.  Tamoin is an industrial services provider of Surya Source Energy, Inc.  Under the leadership of John Placente, CM, TISCO Academy - Tamoin's training arm - will expand the market for the CM certification in the Philippines.
US Military CMs on the Rise
With the assistance of the United States Military Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) programs, the number of active duty military personnel attaining Certified Manager certification increased in 2016.
US Military COOL programs help active-duty service personnel by identifying and providing funding for credentialing programs that align with their military skills. The Certified Manager (CM) certification is just one of thousands of credentialing programs offered by the US military COOL programs.
ICPM began offering the CM certification to all branches of the military in 2014 and has seen a steady increase in military CMs each year since. Most notably are the increases in Navy and Air Force CMs over the past 3 years. From 2015 to 2016, ICPM saw a 75% increase in Navy CM credentialing and a 217% spike from 2014 to 2016. The Air Force began CM credentialing in 2015, and it has seen a 303% increase from 2015 to 2016. Most recently, the Marine Corps COOL approved the CM certification, opening the doors for credentialing US Marines in 2017. Additionally, ICPM provides CM certification exams to veterans, active-duty military personnel, and other eligible persons under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.
ICPM's MGMTblog Needs You! 
Do you have a unique experience or insight you would like to share with other managers? Would you like to influence the management profession with your ideas?
If so, ICPM invites you to join its distinguished team of management and leadership bloggers.
As an ICPM blogger, you will:
  • Share your personal management expertise
  • Influence others with your insights
  • Gain recognition through publication
  • Grow your professional network
Additionally, Certified Managers will obtain professional development (PD) credit for CM recertification and a waiver of one year’s recertification fee after the publication of 5 blogs. To join ICPM's team of bloggers today, contact Trent Johnson at info@icpm.biz.​
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