Become a SECO certified Crisis Management Officer (S-CCMO)

If anything, the last year has proven that a crisis is not an orderly event and requires a different approach on top of your enterprise risk management activities. Organizations must rely on exceptional crisis management skills of their employees to deal with these unforeseen circumstances, increasingly complex and connected organizational structures and proper communication with stakeholders in a digital era where trust arrives by foot and leaves in a Ferrari.

We offer the most complete certification track for your career, our learning path enables you to develop from Foundation level all the way up to Certified Crisis Management Officer level (CCMO). With a SECO S-CCMO certification, you will be recognised as a qualified Crisis Manager, and you will set yourself on a path of career success and continuous professional development.

Together with our certifications, we offer corresponding crisis management courses and exams.

Crisis Management Certifications

Entry level

Crisis Management
S-CMF title

For anyone considering a career in crisis management or crisis communications, S-CMF provides you with an excellent opportunity to enter the industry.

Advanced level

Crisis Management
S-CMP title

For professionals looking to progress into a crisis management role.

Expert level

Crisis Management
S-CME title

Intended for all those who are determined to continue their learning path all the way to becoming a crisis manager or crisis communications specialist.

Expert level

Crisis Management
S-CCMO title

For anyone able to demonstrate practitioner-level knowledge (SECO Expert certificate or equivalent) and at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Your career path to becoming a Crisis Management Officer

You want to become a CCMO but where to start? Depending on your level of expertise you may need to study a bit more before claiming the S-CCMO certification title.

Step 1: Join our (S)ECO-System

Register a free student account on our member website (Your training institute will provide more information).
As a registered SECO-student, you will have the opportunity to access valuable extras and ask questions of certified professionals.

Also join our LinkedIn company page. On a daily base we inform you with new courses, interesting articles and much more.

Step 2: Start your course

Step 3: Book your exam

You can book your certification exam with an accredited SECO-partner or directly with the SECO-Institute. Our online examination system allows you to take exams from the convenience of your home or office, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The SECO-Institute delivers 3 types of certification exams:

  • Foundation exams:
    Foundation exams consist of 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 1 hour to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.
  • Practitioner exams:
    Practitioner exams consist of multiple-choice questions, short open-ended questions and a case study. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.
  • Expert exams:
    Expert exams consist of multiple-choice questions, short open-ended questions and a case study. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the exam. The pass mark is 60%.

Step 4: Claim your certification title and become a SECO member

Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive a certificate. In the possession of a SECO-certificate, you can apply for a SECO certification title and digital badge (S-CMF, S-CMP, S-CME, S-CCMO).

If you apply for your certification title you will become a SECO-Institute member.  As a SECO Member, we provide you with networking opportunities and safeguards the value of our certifications by encouraging and stimulating continuing professional development. By becoming a member of our (S)ECO-system and using a SECO title, you demonstrate to employers and fellow professionals that your competence is up to date.

Step 5: Share your knowledge

The (S)ECO-System offers an extensive pool of knowledge and expertise. Our community is a network of worldwide members, certified trainers, course developers and top-level industry experts. We encourage our members to share their knowledge among other members and students by actively joining discussion groups, sharing knowledge through articles & white papers and become a buddy for professionals who seek to enter the career field.