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CPD (Continous Professional Development)

All new CCM designations are awarded for a period of five years. Except for those in Retired membership status, CCMs are required to earn at least 120 Education and/or Association Credits during the five-year period following their CCM date to maintain their CCM designations. 

At least half of these must be Education Credits. CCMs meeting these requirements will have maintained the designation for another five-year period. 

All CCM's wishing to renew their qualification will need to complete the CCM Maintenance Form.  It is suggested that if you are coming up to your 5 year renewal period to complete a form prior to this as a personal record for yourself. 

The IGCMA is dedicated to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of its members and in serving their needs will strive, through education and training, to maintain standards of excellence in golf club management throughout the profession.

As with all professional bodies, members are required to keep themselves up-to-date with the industry.  This can be achieved by attending relevant educational events.

The CPD programme also helps to:

give managers a means of showing current/prospective employers that they have continued their education and training
give golf club managers the skills to cope with change
promote golf club management as a profession
CPD credits are awarded to full members from the beginning of their IGCMA membership and the CPD year runs from 1 January to 31 December with credits counted yearly. If you are a CCM or an aspiring CCM it is imperative that you keep you CPD points up to date. 

You should keep track of your own CPD points and then input them to your CMAE profile here

Examples of the types of educational events which qualify for CPD credits are:

  • lectures, workshops, training days, seminars, conferences and courses
  • regional seminars
  • IGCMA regional meetings
  • short courses, eg First Aid