About ICPM

About the Institute of Certified Professional Managers

ICPM has a successful track record of training and certifying managers that spans 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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Organization Overview

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 training 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).

ICPM's Values

Here at ICPM we have always remained true to our values, and we have remained consistent in all of our activities both internal and external. Our values include:
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Ethics

The Institute models the ICPM Code of Ethics which underlies the CS and CM certification.

Credibility

The Institute's experience, professional affiliations, and high quality products and services deliver value to its clients.

Leadership

ICPM aspires to be internationally recognized as 'the' leader in management development and certification.

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:

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Contact Info

Hours of Operation: 8am to 5pm (EST)

Phone: 540.410.1513

Email Address: support@mail.icpm.net

Mailing Address

James Madison University
MSC 5504
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
USA

Physical Address

220 University Blvd, Suite 3100
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
USA