About the Institute of Certified Professional Managers
ICPM has a successful track record of validating and certifying managers spanning over four decades. With nearly 15,000 managers and leaders certified worldwide, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certifying body in the United States, doing business globally. Both managers and employers benefit from the CM certification which is recognized internationally as a valid indicator of managerial competency and leadership potential.
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Learn About ICPM
The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) was founded in 1974 by two trade associations focused on developing managers and leaders, the National Management Association (NMA) and the International Management Council (IMC).
ICPM was created to provide a formal program of management certification to first line supervisors and to enhance recognition of management as a profession. A grant from the George R. Brown Foundation funded the Institute which originated at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
A Proud Part of James Madison University
In 1977, ICPM moved to the National Management Association’s (NMA) headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Several years later, at the bequest of ICPM board member and JMU management professor Lester Bittel, the Institute moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia where it resides today as a business center of the James Madison University College of Business (COB).
Our Corporate Structure
ICPM is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational institute incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is governed by a Board of Regents comprised of representatives from business, industry, academia, and the public. Affiliates that partner with ICPM to support its mission include: