Program Eligibility

  • Post-secondary education

    Graduation from an accredited Canadian university or college with a 3-year diploma or degree.
    Post-secondary education from outside of Canada may be accepted when submitted alongside a WES equivalency (contact CertificationManager@theCMA.ca for more info)
    CMS designation holders can receive advanced standing into the program (see details below)

  • Completion of at least 1 marketing and 1 business course

    From an accredited university or college (OR) at least 2 marketing courses from an accredited university or college (OR) 2 CMA certificate courses (International courses must be accompanied by a WES equivalency)

  • 1 year of Canadian work experience in a marketing role

    Must be verifiable with a reference letter
    One year of marketing experience needs to be in a full-time role that's primary function is marketing focused, in Canada

For additional program information and/or any questions about your eligibility please contact us.

Advanced Standing

CMS Designation Holders

In recognition of the professional development you have already learned through taking the certificate courses, Certified Marketing Specialistâ„¢ Designation holders may enter the Chartered Marketer program at Applied Marketing Core 3.

You must submit an application (please indicate in the education section that you have earned your CMS)

Contact us for further details on advanced standing.

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