“CMC emeritus”: the continued recognition of CMCs who cease to practise
Professionals with for example an engineering or accounting qualification, who move beyond their professional role to managerial positions, can and do continue to show their professional qualification after their name. At the ICMCI conference in Jordan in 2010 a resolution was adopted and subsequently passed by Trustees that would also allow management consultants who are CMC to retain the initials when they make such a move.
ICMCI member institutes are allowed to authorise CMCs of their institute who cease professional activity (whether by moving into another field of activity or by retirement) to continue to use the designation “CMC emeritus” after their names.
Several conditions and qualifications apply to this.
- Such a designation is not automatic – the institute should explicitly grant it on application, by its sole decision.
- The retention of CMC emeritus is dependent on continued membership of the institute (and consequent payment of an appropriate fee).
- The institute should maintain a register of CMCs emeritus.
- It should be made clear to all involved (for example on the institute’s website) that CMC emeritus is distinct from CMC in that it does not indicate current qualification to practise.
- CMCs emeritus would be required to advise the institute if they at any point returned to active professional practice, in which case they would once again be expected to meet the requirements of the normal CMC designation.
- Subject to the above condition, and to continued membership of the institute, the granting of CMC emeritus would be permanent without any further requirements, except that CMCs emeritus would continue to be subject, as members of the institute, to the institute’s normal disciplinary procedures and sanctions.