What is the CCM Certification?
The CCM is the Claims Consulting Master certification. It allows individuals to be recognized for their excellence in claims consulting. CCMs are specialists in the field and work above the standards and skills of claims consultant professionals or claims consultant experts. Applicants for the CCM certification are often senior construction claims consultants who hope to use this certification to progress to director or president positions. They can work on both sides of a claim, either representing the defendant or the owner, or create claims from the contractor’s side. CCMs will work as mentors and leaders for the progressive consultants within the sector. They will also act as expert witnesses and provide expert advice for a large number of claims and disputes as well as be at the forefront of approving claims documents.
Why Should You Choose the CCM?
This certification is one of the most desirable within the construction claims industry. Not only will you be able to showcase your skillset in the field on your professional profiles, you will also have the chance to make some of the most impactful changes and decisions within your role as a president or vice president. You will also have the skills to teach and lead those you supervise, and have the potential to work at some of the biggest companies as a leader of their claims team. If you like the level of responsibility that this career offers, obtaining a CCM may be for you.
Why Are Businesses Looking for CCMs?
As CCMs are specialists in the field, businesses find them highly valuable because they need employees who can handle the biggest disputes and appropriately mitigate losses. A claims team cannot operate efficiently without leaders who have the utmost experience. Businesses also need CCMs because they are capable of training and mentoring those in lower positions, which helps the business progress and become better at what they do. If there was a lack of a leader or a presidential role in claims consulting, businesses could fail to meet certain standards and it could lead to mistake.
How to Get the CCM Certification
The Claims Consulting Master certification can be obtained by long-time professionals in their field or by those with a CCE certification and two years of experience to ensure that the student is qualified to take on the CCM role. The online course includes four areas of study followed by an exam that will test your knowledge using real-life scenarios.
The open-book exam will include four different questions designed to assess your understanding of the four difference course aspects you have learned. The exam is less academic and includes more practical questions designed for real-life, on-the-job situations. You will be awarded a pass or fail for your efforts and you must receive a pass of 50% to achieve the master certification.
The course is a professional practice-based program to assess how you would deal with claims and disputes as well as everyday tasks as a president or vice president. You will learn with case studies and real examples in recent projects. The lecturers are professionally qualified experts who have been in the industry for many years so you will be given the best advice possible to progress in your career.
The programme includes the following four courses and followed by an exam.
Who Should Apply?
- Industry related college/university degree and 10 years industry related experience.
- Or CCE certification with two-year post qualification experience.
- And Adhere to CMI’s Ethics in Construction Management.
With regards to payment, you have two options. You can pay the full amount in one lump sum payment or by our monthly direct debit payment plan. Please see below for fees:
- Total fee - $2,690.00 ($541.00 savings than monthly payment plan); or
- Monthly direct debit plan - Upfront fee of $359 and a monthly direct debit of $359 for 8 consecutive months (from Month 1 to Month 8 – total 8 payments)
Additional Information and FAQs
Your CCM certification is valid for three years, and can be renewed every three years by taking a CEU (Continuing Education Unit).
- • The enrolment of the course and exam is valid for maximum of 3 years from the first payment made, the course must be completed in this time period.
- • Applying for regular membership once you have passed the exam is compulsory to receive the certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the course? The duration of the course will be 8 months. This will include live lectures, but you will be required to complete some independent study prior to taking the exam (open book online exam) also. Can I follow the program if I work full-time? Yes, the course is flexible and offered through live online lectures. The lecturers will be scheduled at weekends. This means you can take the course and work full-time. If you miss any of the live lectures you can catch up the following day as lectures will be uploaded on our LMS (study portal). How is the course delivered? The course is delivered through live online lectures and a study portal with lecture slides and supplementary materials. You can access the course from anywhere in the world if you have internet access along with a computer or a tablet. You will be able to ask your lecturer questions by voice or chat during the lecture or afterwards. How do I apply? You can apply online in as little as three minutes, and will be enrolled as soon as your course instructor has reviewed your application and the payment is received. You will be required to participate in an online ID Verification check before you take your exam, where your course instructor will confirm your identity.