S-CMF Certification

Fundamentals of effective crisis management and crisis communication

An S-CMF certificate demonstrates that you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of crisis management, reputation management and crisis communications.

You are familiar with the crisis management lifecycle, and what activities you need to perform in each crisis stage to work towards a successful recovery. You understand how a crisis organisation functions and what resources it needs to perform its tasks, have insight into best practices for managing employee and media communications during a crisis.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
If you are considering a career in crisis management or crisis communications, S-CMF provides you with an excellent opportunity to enter the industry.

What are the benefits of this certification?
You will gain a solid understanding of the crisis management lifecycle, and what activities you need to perform in each crisis stage to work towards a successful recovery.

How can I position the S-CMF certification in the market?
The S-CMF certification is a beginner-level crisis management certification. For a more advanced level we recommend you get the S-CMP (Crisis Management Practitioner) certification.

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-CMF certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?

Theory Exam
Language: English
Delivered: Online via a certified proctor (on a date and time that suits you best)
Questions: 40 multiple choice
Passing score: 60%
Time: 60 minutes

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

Your SECO Foundation credentials will be entirely free of charge and valid for a lifetime.

Membership

Crisis Management Foundation

Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.