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Eligibility to Petition for Exam

In order to submit a petition to challenge the CCM exam, all candidates must first meet the following requirements.  Once these requirements are met, a Petition to sit the exam must be submitted to CSCM National Office on the following form with all required documentation.

   Download Certification Petition Application (PDF)

CSCM will submit the petition on behalf of candidates along with the supporting information to prove eligibility.  CSCM will also pay the cost of petitioning on behalf of our members ($150 US).


Effective January 2014, all those who wish to petition for the CCM exam must meet the following requirements:

  • CSCM membership for at least six years (must be an Active  member at the time of petitioning)  (professional experience may  be substituted for years of members up to a limit - see below)
  • Attendance at one CSCM Annual Conference with attendance at four or more education sessions
  • Attainment of 300 credits consisting of:
    • At least 200 Education credits of which At least 100 credits are from CSCM/CMAA education programs and at least 25 credits are from Branch/Chapter education programs;
    • At least 50 Association Activity credits
    • 50 additional credits of either type
  • Attendance at at least one CSCM National Conference
  • Successful completion of at least two CSCM/CMI approved workshops;
  • Successful completion of the following BMI courses:
    • BMI Club Management (formerly BMI I)
    • BMI Leadership Principles (formerly BMI II)
    • BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Office (formerly BMI III)
    • Either BMI Golf Management or BMI Food & Beverage Management) 

Professional Experience


Application may now be made to the Certification Committee to substitute 3 years of professional experience for one year of CSCM membership in order to meet this requirement. A maximum of 9 years of experience for 3 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.

A list of positions identified by the CSCM Certification Committee as qualifying may be downloaded here:

 Download Definition of Professional Experience and Qualifying Positions (PDF)


  Please contact CSCM National Office at national@cscm.org should you require further information or assistance with the program.