Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC®) exam

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As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable.

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IABC NSW is thrilled to advise that we will be hosting our first Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC®) exam in Sydney on Saturday 14 November.

Please register for the exam via this eventbrite invite so that we know which IABC NSW members and community are sitting the exam.

Your application needs to be finalised, complete and confirmed prior to sitting this exam.

We will support you through the process.

The event is free to register but please note there are costs involved in your application.

What is GCCC® Certification*?

The GCCC® was created by IABC to offer certification at various levels and to promote a common, global understanding of what constitutes professionalism and competence in communication. The Council is independent of IABC.

The Global Standard℠ was developed by IABC through research and consultation with the wider profession and states that “communication professionals around the world embrace a shared career purpose and six core principles as the building blocks of their work.” Those principles are:

• Ethics

• Strategy

• Analysis

• Context

• Engagement

• Consistency

What certifications are available?

GCCC® currently offers two levels of certification:

• Communication Management Professional (CMP®): For generalist, specialist and other business communicators established in their careers as managers and looking to demonstrate their competence.

• Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®): For highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counselling to an organisation’s leadership.

To find out more on which certification is right for you, please read the Certification Handbook.

How do I apply?

As befits a global certification, the application process is rigorous. It includes a demonstration of recent professional experience and training. In the case of SCMP, a letter of recommendation is required from a mentee or organisation where you have provided pro bono work. Application fees apply to both certifications.

If you are thinking about applying, we encourage you to start preparing your application as soon as you can. Please have your submission completed by no later than Monday 19 October.

Apply here

Once you have applied and recieved confirmation of your application you can then sit this November 14th exam.

Why get certified?

There are so many reasons that certification can help communicators advance our careers. Take a look at some of them here.

Take a look at these FAQs

If you have further questions, IABC NSW Board Director, Patrick Armstrong will gladly assist. Patrick qualified as a SCMP at IABC’s Leadership Institute in Long Beach, California in 2019. He can be contacted via LinkedIn.

We look forward to hosting this important initiative to advance our profession in Australia.

*The GCCC has recently received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) . for the Communications Management Professional (CMP) certification. IABC is now the only communications organisation to receive accreditation under the specific ANSI/ISO17024 standard for practitioners.

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