In order to maintain an active certification status and to stay up to date with industry development and trends, PMCs have to meet several criteria in their re-certification. These are centred on meeting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and management consulting projects that would serve as an endorsement on the PMC’s professionalism.

Continuing ProFessional Development (CPD)

All PMCs are to maintain a high level of knowledge, skills and abilities to carry out their work competently and professionally in the face of continuous technological, economic and business environment changes, PMCs are required to show evidence of meeting the minimum number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours in both Core and Elective categories.

The CPD Programme is designed to offer a structured yet holistic developmental framework with a variety of activities of variable competency levels and from different providers that encourages and recognises individual learning opportunities while acknowledging and catering to the unique services offered by different PMCs. Embracing developmental opportunities not only enhances your career, it also enables you to provide better and value-added service to your clients, and assures the public and the business world at large that the competencies of PMCs are being maintained and developed.

PMC RE-Certification Criteria

In order to maintain an active certification status, PMCs are required to submit:

  • The accumulated required 90 CPD hours in the last 3 years.
  • The 3 consultancy projects for projects undertaken in the last 3 years.

These will serve as evidence of their status as Practising Management Consultants, an indication of the strength of the client-consultant relationships formed and their performance as PMCs.

To apply for Re-certification, please click here to download the Re-certification Form.


CPD Hours

90 Hours

90 Hours of which at least 36 hours should be from Structured Learning (regardless of Core / Non-Core subjects)

Consultancy Projects
(in the last 3 years)

3 Consultancy Projects 

3 Consultancy Projects

Consultancy Projects for Domain 

(in the last 3 years)

3 Consultancy Projects 

3 Consultancy Projects 

Breakdown of the CPD Hours will be as follows:

SubjectsStructured LearningUnstructured LearningTotal Hours
Core Subject30 Hours25 Hours55 Hours
Non-Core Subject20 Hours15 Hours35 Hours
Total Hours50 Hours40 Hours90 Hours


*20 Hours per Domain Area

Shortfall in CPD or Consulting Hours can be carried over to the next period, but will be capped at 20% of the requirements and PMCs will need to ensure that these hours are recovered within 6 months of their recertification date. A 10% administration fee will apply in these cases.

How to submit your CPD hours

To submit your CPD hours, please login here.

When you have met the required hours, you will be invoiced for the re-certification fee and sent the declaration form. Please complete the declaration form and return it together with 3 client testimonials from clients for projects undertaken over the 2 years prior to re-certification as well as your payment in order for your re-certification to be processed.

Core and Non-Core areas

Please see below for some examples of Core and Non-Core areas:

Core subjects

Core subjects are directly related to management consultancy and are deemed necessary for PMCs to be kept abreast of the latest developments in management consultancy practices, globally as well as in Singapore.

Areas of expertise are also considered as Core subjects. Management Consulting Practice, such as:

  • Management consulting ethics
  • Project management
  • Proposal writing
  • Report writing
  • Project implementation
  • Client consultant relationship
  • Singapore government’s grants and incentives
  • Marketing a consulting practice
  • Managing a consulting practice
  • Consulting Techniques, such as:
  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Presentation techniques
  • Interviewing techniques
  • SME Consulting, such as:
  • Business owner/ manager’s  duties and responsibilities in SMEs
  • Family issues in management of SMEs
  • Data-based decision making in SMEs
  • Succession planning in SMEs
  • Management team development in SMEs
  • CEO facilitation skills in SMEs
  • Work process management in SMEs
  • Records control in SMEs
  • IT literacy and usage in SMEs
  • Performance management in SMEs
  • Conflict management in SMEs
  • Dealing with corporate culture in SMEs

Non-core subjects

Non-core subjects are not directly related to management consultancy but are beneficial to consultants to enhance their knowledge and skills in management consultancy.

Functional / Technical, such as:

  • Business planning
  • Human resource
  • Finance
  • Marketing and sales
  • Production / Operations /Logistics/Engineering
  • IT technology
  • General administration
  • Communications and public relations                           
  • Business Environment, such as:
  • Global business trends
  • New technologies
  • New International standards or national standards such as ISO 9001:2008, SS 540:2008, BS 25999:2007, ISO 27001:2007, etc.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Workplace safety and health
  • Leadership Development, such as:
  • Leading and managing change
  • Business negotiation and contracting
  • Corporate risk management
  • International / Cross border business and laws
  • Mentoring and executive coaching
  • Corporate governance
  • Others
  • Public speaking skills
  • Management and supervision
  • Time management
  • Cross cultural consulting
  • Scenario Planning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Nominal group technique
  • Delphi Survey technique
  • Process Mapping
  • Franchising
  • Balanced score card
  • Six sigma
  • Work life balance
Structured and Unstructured Learning Activities

Please see below for some examples of Structured and Unstructured Learning Activities areas:

Structured Learning Activities

Categories of activities such as:

  • Courses conducted by or under the auspices of recognized professional bodies.
  • Studies undertaken for the purpose of preparing for a post-qualification course.
  • Studies undertaken after qualification with a view to preparing the candidate for a post graduate degree.
  • Suitable courses conducted by a university or an academic institution.
  • Relevant courses conducted by a university or a firm in public practice or by a business organization.
  • Publishing of technical articles, papers or books.
  • Working as a lecturer, instructor or discussion leader on a structured course.
  • Participation in seminars, events, conferences, briefing sessions or discussion groups with a minimum of 5 hours, where technical materials are presented.
  • Online learning or e-learning.

Unstructured Learning Activities

Categories of activities such as: 

  • Reading of technical, professional, financial or business literature.
  • Use of audio tapes, video tapes, correspondence course, e-conference etc
  • Participation at seminars, events, conferences, meetings, briefing sessions or discussion groups of less than or equal to 4 hours, where no technical material is prepared by the member.
  • Service as a member of a technical committee of a professional body or individual firm (where no technical material is prepared by the member for review).

Submit your CPD Hours here.

Re-Certification Fees
Re-Certification FeeS$2,100
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification.
Extension OF CPD Submission for Re-Certification
Administration Fee for Extension of CPD Submission (Capped at 6 months after re-certification date)S$200
  • Fees need to be paid in advance for each stage of certification.




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