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Certified Manager

Certified Manager Program

Registration is closed, please email IPEx if you would like to be added to the waitlist for this program.

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) has partnered with Davenport University as a “preferred provider” of Certified Manager® education in Michigan to offer the program Certified Manager Preparation/CM® Prep course.

Through a comprehensive three-module program of management training and assessment, ICPM certifies a level of management competency which is recognized worldwide. Certification is appropriate for present and future managers at all levels in all industries.

What to Expect:

After enrolling and remitting payment in-full your materials will be sent to your preferred shipping address provided on the registration form. Once the materials are shipped to you you CANNOT return them and WILL be charged full price. Included in the materials package you will receive:

  • 3 Certified Manager Modules 
  • 1 Years access to online materials including practice exams and guides
  • All 3 required exams for Certified Manager

Certified Manager Modules:

                              Module 1

                  Management Foundations

                      Module 2

           Planning & Organizing

                       Module 3

             Leading & Controlling

  • roles, skills, functions
  • types of managers
  • entrepreneurship
  • organizational culture
  • ethical behavior
  • social responsibility
  • managing diversity
  • managing globally
  • communications
  • management information systems
  • innovation
  • learning organizations
  • economics
  • mission & goals
  • formulating strategy
  • operations management
  • project management
  • decision making
  • learning/creativity
  • empowerment
  • delegation
  • organizational structure
  • groups & teams
  • effective meetings
  • HR management 
  • coaching & feedback
  • styles & skills
  • motivation
  • managing conflict
  • managing change
  • self-empowerment
  • time management
  • stress management
  • management control
  • operations control
  • quality management
  • financial statements/ratios
  • budgeting
  • managing risk

Those who successfully complete the CM exams achieve the CM certification, a prestigious credential that recognizes competency and professionalism of managers worldwide in all fields.

Winter 2014 Class Schedule 

  • Online course 
  • Runs January 6 – April 25
  • Inseat Lansing course 
  • Saturdays January 11 – April 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Fees and Credits

$1495 for instructor led course

$560 all books and materials

Total Investment: $2055

CM Eligibility:

A points system determines a candidate's eligibility to sit for the CM exams.   Both education and experience contribute toward eligibility. In order to be eligible for the CM designation, a candidate must score a total of 10 points. Those who score below 10 points may qualify for the Associate CM designation if they meet the minimum point standard for one of the two categories, either education or experience. Associates are recognized as CMs once eligibility requirements for both education and experience are met.

Points System:

Education Experience

*Candidates must have a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 education points

High School Education - Diploma or equivalent = 1 point

College Education:

  • Associates Degree = 2 points 
  • Bachelors Degree = 4 points
  • Masters Degree = 5 points
  • Non-degree Programs - 30 credit hours = 1 point

Management and/or Supervisory Training:

  • CM Preparatory Course - 1 course = 1 point
  • Management Related Courses - 40 contact hours = 1 point

*Candidates must have a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 7 experience points

Managerial Experience (Manager, Supervisor, or Group/Team Leader)  = 1 point per year

Non-Managerial Experience = 0.5 point per year

For more information call the Institute for Professional Excellence at Davenport University at (616) 233-2589 or email

Group Pricing or course delivery at your site is also available.

To register for this course, please submit the form below.