Become a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)

Demonstrate to your clients a high level of expertise and knowledge.

Join Us as an IMC Member

Be part of a vibrant and thriving community of management consultants and move to the next level of your career!


IMC USA offers regional Chapter events, webinars, SIGs, and our flagship Consult-Con.

Education for Consultants

Learn to be the best from the best with our education and training resources for consultants.

Join the IMC USA Mailing List

IMC USA – Institute of Management Consultants

The Institute of Management Consultant USA (IMC USA) is a 53-year certifying body and diverse membership organization. IMC USA helps management consultants startup, scale-up and sustain their practices through community, professional development and visibility.

IMC USA is a founding member of an international federation, The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes comprised of 50 countries, 64,000 consultants and 8,200 certified members.

The Certified Management Consultant® credential is recognized and respected globally as a mark of professionalism, competency and ethical standards. The CMC® communicates to clients that you are a trusted, knowledgeable, confident and valued resource to help achieve their goals.

IMC USA is led and governed by a volunteer board of directors supported by committees, chapters and a management team throughout the U.S.

Member Benefits

Since 1968, IMC has provided over 10,000 members with valuable resources to meet their changing needs. We’re proud to have helped our industry, our members and their clients.

Get Smart

Get Smart

Use courses, masterminds, and webinars to hone your consulting skills.

Get Connected

Get Connected

Collaborate with other IMC Consultants to add value to your clients.

Get Certified

Get Certified

Join a distinguished group of consulting professionals.



With greater skills, support and a quiver full of new arrows.

Running your own management consultant practice has its unique set of challenges. We understand the challenges.

IMC USA is a national volunteer organization of management consultants who advise senior leaders from a variety of disciplines.

We share our wisdom, our struggles, our strengths and our passion for what we do. We help each other grow as professionals and as people. We provide resources and tools for success. We help our members become more valuable to their clients.

This is where consultants learn the business and how to be better consultants.


20 years ago as I was considering going into consulting, I had many questions. ‘Would I be good at it? What skills do I need? How can I speed up my learning curve?’ For me, I’ve gotten the best learning ROI from other successful consultants in IMC: learning between the lines – practical and applicable information like others’ hits and misses and how consulting is really done.

Juan A. Negroni

Labor and Relations Consultant, At-Large Professional Member and Chair of IMC USA

I was looking for a way to differentiate myself and my firm from the thousands of consultants in my area. Once I joined IMC, I met a group of like-minded professionals who began to collaborate, share information and partner with me to provide services to our clients. If you’re looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, consider joining IMC. I think it will be one of the best investments that you’ve made.

Angela Dingle, CMC®

IT Governance and Risk Management Consultant, IMC National Capital Region Chapter

Many Thanks to our Affiliate Supporters

New Orchard
Omega Notes

From Our Blog

ICMCI May 2023 Monthly Update

The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) invites consultants to review the session recordings for the organization's recent May 2023 Monthly Update. The monthly update and open discussion with ICMCI Chair, Robert Bodenstein, CMC®, was an...

Connector Newsletter 04-2023

April 2023 Jump to: Chair Message | Welcome New Members & Member Highlight | News Around the WebVolunteer Leader and Annual Meeting | Certification Committee & Triennial Recertification | CMC CommitteeMembership...

What is your Business Identity?

A Common Framework for Complex Decision MakingNew Orchard’s Business Identity Index As consultants, we all face a common challenge: new client acquisition and discovery. Each new client represents a unique set of circumstances, challenges, and needs. Unfortunately,...