Achieving the International Marina Institute Certified Marina Manager (CMM) designation is the assurance that your future can be both financially and professionally rewarding. It is a major step toward international recognition as a marina manager who has distinguished himself or herself as an outstanding professional.
Marina businesses (both private and municipal) have rapidly changed in the past 20 years from uncomplicated local family facilities offering limited services into sophisticated, capital intensive enterprises, highly regulated by state and federal coastal and environmental agencies.
The industry is now demanding so much from the people who own, operate and manage these boating facilities. It demands the leadership of top professionals, who have proven that they can get the job done by demonstrating creative, effective human resources and property management skills. It demands professionals who have displayed sound judgment and practical knowledge–including knowing where to get the answers in today’s complex business environment. These professionals, who continually work to keep up with the changes, improve their knowledge, and share their experience with others, are recognized and honored through the CMM Program.
Benefits of becoming a Certified Marina Manager
As a CMM, you will have the opportunity to network with other marina managers… and you will enjoy these benefits:
- Greater Earning Potential - CMM‘s enjoy a distinct advantage as professionally recognized executives
- Expanded Knowledge – gain in-depth insights into every aspect of marina management.
- International Professional Recognition – From their peers, staff and customers – certification places the manager as a leader in the industry.
CMM Eligibility Requirements
You should definitely consider CMMcertification if:
- You are currently employed full-time as a marina manager, and have been in a top marina managerial position for the last consecutive three years, and
- You are a member of the International Marina Institute, either as an Individual Associate or in one of the full member categories through your employer.
Make professional excellence your goal today.
The following outlines the certification process:
You will be required to provide:
- Personal Biographical Information
- Employment History (for past ten years)
- Education and Industry Program Participation
- Reference Information (six letters of recommendation are required)
- Statement of Acceptance of CMM Rules, Regulations, and Principles
- Experience Credit Form (measurement of qualifying experiences for CMM and Marina Management Credit Form (Marina Management measurements) (together these Forms provide an organized point scoring method of documenting your background)
- Narrative Report of Marina Management Experience
- Affidavit as to information accuracy and changes in employment
Upon processing the Application, IMI’s CMM Certification Board will decide on your eligibility for acceptance as a CMM, or CMM Candidate.
As a CMM Candidate you will be expected to complete any remaining CMM qualifications required for certification: For all candidates these will include satisfactory completion of the Institute’s Advanced Marina Management Course, and educational courses in a variety of management disciplines: there is also a required examination to be completed by all candidates. Completion of all CMM requirements must be accomplished within 24 months of acceptance as a candidate.
The CMM Certification Board will determine qualification when the requirements have been met, and notify successful candidates. New CMM‘s will be recognized at the Institute’s Annual Meeting held each fall.
What does CMM Certificat Cost? There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. You will receive a copy of the Certified Marina Manager Handbook. If your application is accepted, there is an additional $275.00 processing fee. To purchase the application, click here.
See a list of registered CMMs