In order to be eligible to petition for the CCM designation, you must first be an “Active Member” of the Society. To be considered an Active Member, you should be employed as a general manager or in senior management of a club or similar association at the time of registration for the CCM program. Thos members who are in other membership categories may work towards the CCM designation but must become an Active member prior to petitioning for the exam.
CSCM is pleased that all of its current CCM graduates have agreed to be "mentors" to those pursuing their designation. If you have questions or would like to chat with one of them about their experience, please see the List of Recipients and then CSCM members may use the Online Member Directory or the printed Member Roster to contact them. If you have any trouble with the contact CSCM National Office would be pleased to assist you.
The certification designations may be used provided individuals meet the maintenance requirements and maintain membership in CSCM.
Professional experience for a club manager for the purpose of this policy is defined as “substantial private club industry and/or luxury hotel and resort experience with management and/or supervisory experience and progressive professional advancement.” “Luxury hotel and resort” is defined as properties that cater to the upscale business and leisure traveler. They offer many of the following: amenities, services and activities – 24-hour concierge services, extensive in-room amenities, personalized shopping services, pools/beach, spa and fitness centers, child care facilities, a wide range or gourmet and casual dining options, catering outlets, bar/lounges and social gathering areas, laundry and tailoring services, business centers and/or work stations, health and recreational facilities that could include tennis, golf, skiing, fishing, health and spa services, convention and meeting space for business meetings as well as daily housekeeping.
CSCM members wishing to participate in the Certification Program must first complete and submit the Initial Registration Form to the National Office. There is no fee, but registration indicates a commitment to pursuing the designation.
Download Certification Program Registration
Members will also need to complete the Credit History Form in order to have past education and experience counted as part of their Personal Credit Record. This allows the Society to assess additional credits needed for eligibility to challenge the CCM exam. Recognition is given for eligible education activities and association activities for 5 years back. Transcripts must be provided for other education programs completed outside CSCM, such as college or university programs, in order to be awarded credits.
Download Credit History Form
While the National Office will make every effort to maintain an accurate record of each member’s certification credits, it is the responsibility of the individual members to keep track of education and experience credits they have earned. Members should check with their Branch Secretary and/or with the National Office to ensure that all credits earned are recorded. CSCM has developed a special module for this web site that allows members to view their progress towards certification, maintenance and designations beyond the CCM, as well as a detailed "transcript" itemizing all activities since registering. This is particularly helpful in preparing resumes!
Credits are tracked as follows:
There are three components to earning the CCM designation: