Become a Chartered Management Consultant

If you’re a management consultant or looking for a career in consultancy, stay ahead of the competition with the Chartered Management Consultant Award (ChMC).

What ChMC can do for you

Set a standard of excellence for yourself, your employer and your clients

ChMC is the highest status you can achieve in the management consulting profession, and is proof that you are a trusted expert. Supported and managed by CMI and the MCA ensures it remains relevant to both your career and the profession.

Interested in Management Consultancy as a career? Find out why the ChMC Award is right for you.

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100% say it demonstrates their commitment to management consulting
100% say it demonstrates a level of excellence and credibility
91% say it provides recognition within the profession

Are you ready to become Chartered?

  • Are you professionally active, with a proven track record of management consulting?
  • Are you committed to continuing professional development (CPD) and an ethical way of working?
  • Do you have a sponsor who will support your application for Chartered Status?

If so, Chartered Management Consultant is right for you. Find out which route is right for you, more about the application process and guidance, and register your interest to start your journey to Chartered, today.

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Which route to ChMC is right for you?

The ChMC Award sets and maintains the highest standards for the management consulting profession, central to this is the Award’s competency framework which sets the standard for yourself as a consultant, but also your organisation’s training and development programme.

The competency framework covers the four key components of the profession.

There are three main routes to ChMC, Experienced Professional, On-Programme Route and through Qualification.

Experienced Professional

Already got significant experience as a management consultant?

On-Programme Route

For management consultants completing an accredited programme.


Complete the CMI Level 7 in Professional Consulting qualification.

Competency Framework

The competency framework underpins all of the routes to ChMC.

Meet the Chartered Management Consultants

Meet the Chartered Management Consultants and their employers who are on their journey to ChMC, and find out what the Award has meant for them.

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Being a Chartered Management Consultant is the gold standard for us and essential in building trust in society for our profession.

Emily Novakovic, People and Organisation Manager, PwC