S-CMP Certification

Deep dive in Crisis Management, heavily hands-on driven with simulated crisis.

An S-CMP certificate demonstrates that you have the core competencies employers look for in crisis management professionals: the ability to lead a crisis team, the ability to contribute to planning and strategy, the ability to actively mitigate a crisis situation, and the ability to analyse performance and propose measures. If you are considering a career in crisis management or crisis communications, S-CMP is an important step to take towards your goal.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
Professionals looking to progress into a crisis management role. This is an advanced-level certification. If you are new in the field you can start with the Crisis Management Foundation certification.

What are the benefits of this certification?
You will be able to set up an internal crisis organisation and handle a crisis in line with crisis management best practices.

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

What skills will I be able to validate with my S-CMP 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: 10 multiple choice, 5 open questions and one case study
Passing score: 60%
Time: 120 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.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your credentials will be valid for a year. To keep your certification title and digital badge active, you will need to pay a small annual maintenance fee (€75) and report at least 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits via our Student Portal. As a SECO-Institute certified member, you will also have opportunities to collect CPE credits by attending webinars and accessing other professional knowledge resources.


Crisis Management Practitioner

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.