Expert Certification Program is based on successful submission of a Case Study and completion of a Business Case with up to 2 hours of mentoring provided.  All Experts must complete the Advanced Curriculum.

Level description

Leads on the most complex cases, often of organizational strategic significance.  Frequently directs or champions the professional function in the business.


Program prerequisite


· Individual or corporate IACCM membership 

· Completion of Skills Assessment

· Completion of Advanced CCM Curriculum

· Evidence of CPD and general evidence of contribution to the profession and Association


Program Overview 


Step 1: If you qualified for consideration at the Expert level through the Skills Assessment, you will be asked to produce a written response to a Case Study Exercise. This Case Study will be used to validate readiness for Expert level and must be completed and submitted on-line as per instructions. Candidates are required to achieve a minimum of 30 points out of the 50 points maximum (a score of at least 60%) to enter the Expert level program. Participants whose case studies score less than 30 points are awarded Advanced Practitioner Level.


Step 2: The Case Study submission feedback and result will be sent to the candidate within approximately 10 - 15 working days of receipt of the case study submission.


Step 3: Candidates qualified for the Expert program are formally invited to the Business Case induction call with Tim Cummins, the CEO of IACCM, who will outline the requirements and options for this stage of the program.  Invoice for Expert Level program will be raised and license extended accordingly.


Step 4: Candidates are given a choice of either a) proposing a situation of their own or b) selecting from several topics provided by IACCM. Proposed or chosen by candidates topics are approved by IACCM Executive Review Panel prior to submission. Candidates are offered up to 2 hours of mentoring.


Step 5: Candidates are awarded the CCM Expert certificate after successful presentation of the Business Case at the Executive Review Panel meeting. The pass mark for the Business Case Study is 66% or more of the marks i.e. 60 or more marks out of 90.


Case Study and Business Case evaluation criteria:


Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:


· An ability to see the bigger picture and present a recommendation to executive management that would have credibility

· Evidence of a comprehensive stakeholder analysis – ensuring a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the perspectives of all key participants

· Commercial judgment in the approach taken and solution proposed

· Appropriate risk and opportunity assessment

· Where applicable, a readiness to propose actions outside standard process or policy with brief supporting rationale and indications of appropriate risk analysis

· Demonstration that the expert candidate understands the broader issue of value versus cost and price

· Overall, a persuasive, coherent and appropriately presented proposition that shows potential leadership / influencing skills


In both Case Study and Business Case candidates have a chance to demonstrate their professionalism in assessing a real life business dilemma or a situation, where senior management would indeed be expecting expert assessment and handling. Candidates approach and presentation should reflect that level of expertise; therefore we do not provide any formal guidelines for format and/or length of the responses.