Domain Area Specialisation

The Domain Area certification is an advanced certification for PMCs/SPMCs who wish to be specialised in a particular field of expertise. SPMCC has developed 5 Domain Areas according to the industry’s needs as follows:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (by invitation only)

To promote the importance of tapping on financial management advisory for further business growth, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is working with SPRING to reach out to SMEs that are interested to build up their financial management capabilities. At the same time, ISCA is also working with both SPRING and the Singapore PMC Certification (SPMCC) to better ensure that the financial management consultants engaged by the SMEs are qualified and competent in providing such advice.

A PMC-FM is a certified PMC who has all the capabilities of a PMC, plus the additional Financial Management expertise to help SMEs establish and implement strategically effective FM processes, programmes and practices relevant to his/her field of specialisation.

The Practising Management Consultant - Financial Management (PMC-FM) Framework is developed to certify and accredit financial management consultants who are keen to participate in the Financial Management Capability Program of SPRING Singapore.

The PMC-FM Framework will complement the PMC (Generic) Framework to facilitate a more robust certification in the specialisation of financial management. The framework will cover the 6 areas of financial management that are sufficient to cover the broad scope of financial management require by most SMEs.

PMC-FM Framework
Financial Planning & ControlFinancial AccountingFinancial Analysis
Working Capital ManagementManagement AccountingCapital Budgeting

 

PMC-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (PMC-FM) CRITERIA
 
EducationDegree in Accountancy or equivalent approved qualification
Consulting ExperienceCertified PMCs with the following experience:
  • At least 1,000 consulting hours in the last 3 years of which 500 hours in Financial Management consultancy
  • At least 5 years of experience in Financial management function or 3 years of Financial consultancy experience
Consultancy ProjectsWritten summaries of 3 or more recent Financial Management projects for the area of specialization outlining the client business situation engagement approach, the specific proposed solution, including diagnosis of the issues, identification of options, and definition and justification of the proposed course of action. These will be used during the panel interview. Applicant must also provide clients’ contact information for verification of project undertaken.
Client and other
3rd Party References
Provide references in the form of testimonials or independent 3rd party evaluation/feedback forms in relation to the 3 consultancy projects presented to the review panel.
CompetencyComplete Financial Management competency gap assessment comprising MCQs and/ or case studies, and attend an interview before a review panel comprising at least one domain expert. The panel will assess the responses to the competency gap assessment and review the projects submitted by the candidate.
Ethics-
RecommendationBy the Review Panel and endorsed by the PMC-CB.
Validity2 year validity or pro-rated to align with PMC's re-certification date

 

PMC-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (PMC-FM) FEES
CERTIFICATION FEE (FOR VALID PMC-CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS)
Application and Processing FeeS$500
Interview Assessment FeeS$500
GAP ASSESSMENT (MCQ)S$130
Competency and Administration FeeNIL
Certification FeeS$2,300
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification
  • Fees for training module for PMC-FM certification depends on training provider.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halal

The global Muslim population is growing at an annual rate of 1.8% and the market is valued at about US$560 billion a year. *This presents an excellent business opportunity for food companies looking to grow new markets to sustain their growth.  This is also a niche area where Singapore food manufacturers can develop to further differentiate themselves. Companies can get external assistance to obtain Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS) Halal certification by engaging a certified management consultant who has the expertise and experience in this field.

This domain certification is especially important for Practising Management Consultants that need to provide consultancy to help businesses to attain the Halal Certification. With proper certification, the companies are assured that the management consultant has the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to help them in their projects.  

Either during or after the PMC training, SPMCC will arrange for the PMCs to undergo the Halal training at MUIS.

The PMC will need to attend two Halal Training Courses.

  • Level 1: Halal Foundation Programme
  • Level 2: Developing & Implementing the Singapore MUIS Halal Quality Management System (HalMQ)

The two courses are held at MUIS Academy. 

PMC-HALAL (PMC-HAL) FEES
PMC-HAL CERTIFICATION FEE (FOR VALID PMC-CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS)
Application and Processing FeeS$500
Interview Assessment FeeS$500
Competency and Administration FeeNIL
Certification FeeS$2,300
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification
  • Fees for training module for PMC-IPM certification depends on training provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

The PMC-Human Resouces (PMC-HR) Framework will complement the PMC (Generic) Framework to facilitate a more robust certification in the specialisation of human resources. The framework will cover the 6 areas of human resources that are sufficient to cover the broad scope of human resources required by most of our SMEs.

The PMC-HR structure consists of 1 core and 6 specialisation tracks. Applicants must select the core and at least one of the six specialisation tracks.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES (PMC-HR) STRUCTURE

CoreHuman Resource
Specialisation Track 1Manpower Planning
Specialisation Track 2Recruitment & Selection
Specialisation Track 3Compensation & Benefits
Specialisation Track 4Performance Management
Specialisation Track 5Talent Management
Specialisation Track 6Learning & Development

 

HUMAN RESOURCES (PMC-HR) CRITERIA
 
EducationDiploma in Human Resources (HR) or relevant training in HR
Consulting ExperienceCertified PMCs with the following experience:
  • At least 1,000 consulting hours in the last 3 years of which 500 hours in HR specialisation
  • 5 (Degree) / 7 (Diploma) years in HR management function or HR consultancy experience
Consultancy ProjectsWritten summaries of 3 or more recent HR projects for the area of specialization outlining the client business situation engagement approach, the specific proposed solution, including diagnosis of the issues, identification of options, and definition and justification of the proposed course of action. These will be used during the panel interview. Applicant must also provide clients’ contact information for verification of project undertaken.
Client and other
3rd Party References
Provide references in the form of testimonials or independent 3rd party evaluation/feedback forms in relation to the 3 consultancy projects presented to the review panel.
CompetencyComplete HR competency gap assessment comprising MCQs and/ or case studies, and attend an interview before a review panel comprising at least one domain expert. The panel will assess the responses to the competency gap assessment and review the projects submitted by the candidate.
Ethics-
RecommendationBy the Review Panel and endorsed by the PMC-CB.
Validity2 year validity or pro-rated to align with PMC's re-certification date

 

HUMAN RESOURCES (PMC-HR) FEES
PMC-HR CERTIFICATION FEE (FOR VALID PMC-CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS)
Application and Processing FeeS$500
Interview Assessment FeeS$500
AOP (CASE STUDY)S$700
GAP ASSESSMENT (MCQ)S$290
Competency and Administration FeeNIL
Certification FeeS$2,300
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification
  • Fees for training module for PMC-HR certification depends on training provider
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

PMC-IPM certification aims to advance the level of professionalism through the IPOS IP Competency Framework (IPCF) and provide professional and industry recognition via bodies such as SPMCC. PMC-IPM certified professionals will be recognised by SPRING and be eligible to offer business and IP related consultancy services for SCOPE IP projects under the ‘IPM for SME programme’ and for grants such as the Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV).

For legal and patent agency professionals, being PMC-IPM certified will not only allow you to be recognised by SPRING, but it also provides the opportunity for you to value add to clients with other areas of busines consultancy such as branding and management. With your legal / patents background and experience, it is likely that you could be exempted from most, if not all, modules required to be PMC-IPM certified.

Intellectual Property Management
ProsecutionAuditStrategyTech TransferBranding
ValuationIntelligenceLicencingManagementFranchising

 

PMC-INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PMC-IPM) CRITERIA
 
EducationDegree
Consulting ExperienceCertified PMCs with the following experience:
  • At least 1,000 consulting hours in the last 3 years of which 500 hours in Intellectual Property Management consultancy
  • At least 5 years of experience in Intellectual Property management function or 3 years of Intellectual Property consultancy experience
Consultancy ProjectsProvide written summaries of 3 or more recent Intellectual Property Management projects for the area of specialisation outlining the clients' business situations, engagement approach, the specific proposed solutions, including diagnoses of the issues, identification of options, and definition and justification of the proposed courses of action. These will be used during the panel interview. Applicant must also provide clients' contact information for verification of projects undertaken.
Client and other
3rd Party References
Provide references in the form of testimonials or independent 3rd party evaluation/feedback forms in relation to the 3 consultancy projects presented to the review panel.
CompetencyAttend interview before a review panel that will gauge the candidate's professional competency and if required, attend PMC-Intellectual Property Management training
Ethics-
RecommendationBy the Review Panel and endorsed by the PMC-CB.
Validity2 year validity or pro-rated to align with PMC's re-certification date

 

PMC-INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PMC-IPM) FEES
PMC-IPM CERTIFICATION FEE (FOR VALID PMC-CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS)
Application and Processing FeeS$500
Interview Assessment FeeS$500
Competency and Administration FeeNIL
Certification FeeS$2,300
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification
  • Fees for training module for PMC-IPM certification depends on training provider
 

 

PRODUCTIVITY

Singapore stresses heavily on productivity to drive the economy further.  Raising productivity levels for businesses will help them not only to remain competitive but to excel.  Productivity consultants play a vital role in bringing productivity improvements to organisations. 

The PMC-PD Framework is specially developed to certify PMCs who are keen to specialise in developing and improving productivity management skill sets and capabilities.  This added domain certification will set you apart from your peers as it creates the extra visibility to highlight you as an expert in productivity.

 

The PMC-PD Framework will complement the generic PMC Framework to facilitate a more robust certification in the specialisation of productivity. The framework will cover the four competency tracks in Strategy, Operational Efficiency, Human Capital and Technology & Innovation.  Productivity consultants who are competent in these four areas will play a crucial role in bringing productivity improvement and advantages to organisations, and especially to SMEs. 

PMC-PD Framework
StrategyOperational EfficiencyHuman CapitalTechnology and Innovation

 

PMC-PRODUCTIVITY (PMC-PD) CRITERIA
 
EducationDiploma or equivalent
Consulting ExperienceCertified PMCs with the following experience:
  • At least 1,000 consulting hours in the last 3 years of which 500 hours in Productivity consultancy
  • At least 5 years of experience in Productivity management function or 3 years of Productivity consultancy experience
Consultancy ProjectsWritten summaries of 3 or more recent Productivity projects for the area of specialization outlining the client business situation engagement approach, the specific proposed solution, including diagnosis of the issues, identification of options, and definition and justification of the proposed course of action. These will be used during the panel interview. Applicant must also provide clients’ contact information for verification of project undertaken.
Client and other
3rd Party References
Provide references in the form of testimonials or independent 3rd party evaluation/feedback forms in relation to the 3 consultancy projects presented to the review panel.
CompetencyComplete Productivity competency gap assessment comprising MCQs and/ or case studies, and attend an interview before a review panel comprising at least one domain expert. The panel will assess the responses to the competency gap assessment and review the projects submitted by the candidate.
Ethics-
RecommendationBy the Review Panel and endorsed by the PMC-CB.
Validity2 year validity or pro-rated to align with PMC's re-certification date

 

PMC-PRODUCTIVITY (PMC-PD) FEES
PMC-PD CERTIFICATION FEE (FOR VALID PMC-CERTIFIED CONSULTANTS)
Application and Processing FeeS$500
Interview Assessment FeeS$500
GAP ASSESSMENT (MCQ)S$130
Competency and Administration FeeNil
Certification FeeS$2,300
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification
  • Fees for training module for PMC-PD certification depends on training provider
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

Please submit the following documents to Singapore PMC Certification (SPMCC):

  • A copy of the signed application form.
  • A copy of your resume/CV.
  • A copy of your photo identification document e.g. NRIC, FIN Card, Passport.
  • Copies of your educational and professional qualification certificates.
  • Copies of project materials e.g. proposals, reports listed in the “Management Consultancy Experience” section in the application form.

Please note that you will be required to produce the original copies of the above supporting documents for verification. 

Thereafter, please issue a cheque payment for Application & Processing Fees, Gap Assessment Fee and/or AOP and Assessment Fees, payable to SINGAPORE PMC CERTIFICATION PTE LTD. Please mail the cheque to:

Singapore PMC Certification Pte Ltd
2985 Jalan Bukit Merah
Singapore 159457
Attention: Certification Team

Please indicate your name and contact number at the back of the cheque (outside of the information box). 

 

Application Process and Interview
  1. Do note that you may be required to undertake the Gap Assessment Test before meeting with the PMC-CB Review Panel for an interview.
  2. Upon receipt of the above documents, SPMCC will contact the applicant for a GAP Assessment Test, AOP* and/or case studies, before the interview session with the PMC-CB Review Panel. During the interview, you will be required to present 3 consulting projects in your domain specialisation that you have undertaken.
  3. The Review Panel will assess your abilities based on the evaluation criteria, your work and consulting experience and the consulting projects’ presentation. These would determine your eligibility for the appropriate certification level.
  4. The interview results will be communicated via email at least 7 working days from the date  your interview date.

           * Note: AOP is only applicable for Human Resources Domain.

 

TRAINING AND WRITTEN ASSESSMENT

To fulfil the certification scheme requirement, all applicants are required to attend and pass the recommended training modules based on the interview results.  Any deferment on the training and written assessments would be subjected to the training providers' deferment policies.

To apply, please download and complete the application form. 

For more information, please email secretariat@pmccertification.sg, or call SPMCC at tel: 6826 0955.