In order to be eligible to petition for the CCM designation, you must first be an Active Member of the Society. 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. CSCM members may use the Member Directory to contact them.

The certification designations may be used provided individuals meet the maintenance requirements and maintain membership in CSCM.

There are three parts to earning the CCM designation:

Requirements to Earn the CCM

The following are the requirements for eligibility to take the CCM exam:

300 credits (broken down as follows):

  • 200 Education credits which must include a minimum of the following:
  • 100 National Education credits
  • 25 Branch Education credits*
  • 50 Association Activity credits
  • 50 Additional credits which may include a mix of the above as well as Other Education credits which are allocated for education programs outside CSCM or CMAA

* Given the limited opportunities for Branch education in most of CSCM’s Branches, CMAA has agreed that any shortfall in Branch Education credits may be made up with an excess of National Education credits.

Six years of membership in the CSCM:

  • Those pursuing the designation may be Associate members but must be an Active member at the time of petitioning to sit the exam.  Students are not eligible to earn credits.
  • CMAA has introduced the ability to substitute professional experience for years of membership as outlined in the following policy:

An application may be made to the Certification Committee to substitute three years of professional experience for one year of CSCM membership in order to meet this requirement. A maximum of nine years of experience for three years of CSCM membership is allowed. 

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.