You or your organization’s managers can now qualify to earn an unprecedented management certification, AMA CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN MANAGEMENT®.

AMA has undertaken a thorough and collaborative process to develop this groundbreaking management program in order to respond to the growing demands of today’s business world.

In establishing this certification, AMA helps organizations hire the most qualified managers through certification and gives individuals a set of recognized criteria to validate their qualifications and advance their careers.

Next testing windows:

August 1 - September 15, 2024
November 1 - December 15, 2024

Are you ready to become a Certified Professional in Management?

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Why an AMA Management Certification?

Certified Professional in Management

  • The new management standard includes competencies in professional effectiveness, relationship management, business acumen, and analytical intelligence
  • Established in 1923, AMA is a globally recognized authority in management with nearly 100 years of best practices and professional development expertise
  • The framework of the program is the set of competencies outlined in The Management Body of Knowledge, developed by AMA
  • Program oversight is conducted by an objective advisory board of recognized management experts
  • Certification is based on extensive AMA management research and analysis

Certification Program Mission and Vision

  • Our mission is to create a standard of excellence in management.
  • Our vision is to improve society by helping individuals and organizations achieve performance excellence through management certification.

How Certification Benefits Managers

  • Fosters greater career success by motivating managers to be more well-rounded and develop knowledge in multiple areas
  • Increases a manager's worth and value to an organization
  • Distinguishes managers (both internally and externally) from others who are not certified
  • Helps inspire team members to support management and further develop themselves
  • Promotes a positive impact on the organization's bottom line

How Certification Benefits Managers

How Certification Benefits Organizations

How Certification Benefits Organizations

  • Provides a method for recognizing managerial competence
  • Offers a reliable indicator of future leadership potential
  • Decreases the risk of making bad management hiring or promotion decisions
  • Reduces the likelihood that team members may leave due to skill gaps and behavioral deficiencies in their managers
  • Helps organizations improve their talent acquisition and promotion ROI

Areas of Knowledge Included in AMA-CPM® Program

Based on extensive AMA management research and analysis, this new credential certifies that managers have the knowledge and skills across competencies of professional effectiveness, relationship management, business acumen and analytical intelligence that directly impact the organization's bottom line.

Professional Effectiveness

Professional Effectiveness

  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Presentation Skills

Relationship Management

Relationship Management

  • Conflict Management
  • Motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Influence
  • Delegation
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Managing Change

Business Acumen

Business Acumen

  • Managing Projects
  • Financial Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Talent Management

Analytical Intelligence

Analytical Intelligence

  • Critical Thinking
  • Managing and Mastering Data

How to Get Certified

Apply for Certification

Step 1: Apply for Certification

Make sure eligibility requirements are met and apply to take the exam.

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Prepare for the Exam

Step 2: Prepare for the Exam

Become familiar with The Management Body of Knowledge, use practice exams, or take a course to prepare for certification.

Get Certified

Step 3: Get Certified

Schedule your exam date and location, pass the exam and become AMA-CPM certified!

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Through the GI Bill, U.S. Veterans can now receive reimbursement for the AMA-CPM exam fee.

Learn more here.

Directory of AMA-CPM® Credential Holders

To search for AMA-CPM credential holders for verification, please use this directory.

Recognized by the 

The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board oversees the AMA-CPM program’s integrity, value and reliability. Board members were selected for their demonstrated business expertise and ability to determine managerial competence and behavioral skills crucial to a manager’s success.

Approved Education Providers

For complete details and application to become an Approved Education Provider (AEP) for the AMA Certified Professional in Management® (AMA-CPM®) recertification, download the AMA Certified Professional in Management®Approved Education Provider Handbook.

Benefits of Becoming an AEP

  • Increase your reach to learners
  • Be listed as an approved education provider
  • Use the AMA-CPM Certified Professional in Management AEP logo
  • Receive updates to the AMA-CPM program in a timely manner

Compliance Statement

American Management Association International does not discriminate in employment, admission to membership, or admission of speakers or registrants to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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