The Singapore Accreditation Council has accredited personnel certification bodies to develop and run certification schemes for management consultants that are aligned to TR 43:2015 / SS 680:2021.
These certifications recognise individual management consultants who possess adequate know-how, competence, professional and ethical conduct to provide consultancy services, in accordance with TR 43:2015 / SS 680:2021. Management consultants are encouraged to obtain TR/SS-certification from the accredited personnel certification bodies. However, this is not a mandatory certification and not a license to operate1.
To find out more on the various accredited personnel certification processes, please contact the individual certification bodies.
1 Management consultants found to have loaned their certification to another party are considered to have breached the code of conduct and will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension or withdrawal of certification.
Registered Management Consultant (RMC)
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Practising Management Consultants (PMC)
Singapore Certified Management Consultant (SCMC)
To maintain their certifications and keep themselves relevant, consultants are required to continuously participate in professional development activities, such as courses and conference, or take up coaching opportunities. They are also regularly assessed through examinations and reviewed by veteran management consultants.
Accredited certification also adds value to certified consultants’ business activities2, especially in terms of improving their professional recognition and boosting client confidence.
2 In a review conducted in 2021, 64 out of 88 surveyed consultants indicated that certification adds value to their consultancy business.
Certified consultants are bound by a professional code of conduct and are subject to disciplinary action if they are found to breach the code.
Many SMEs3 also indicated high level of confidence when working and engaging with certified management consultants.
3 In a review conducted in 2021, 125 out of 148 surveyed SMEs indicated that they feel confident engaging and working with certified management consultants.