Mission & Values


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.

For the purposes of this certification scheme a Management Consultant shall be defined as one who helps organizations to solve issues, create value, maximize growth, and improve performance through the application of their knowledge, techniques, and assets to provide objective advice, expertise, and specialist skills which the organization may be lacking.

This definition shall include those consultants who work alone as a solopreneur, as a partner or employee of a practice or firm and those who work as internal consultants in an organization or government body whose primary purpose is not management consultancy.


The mission of the Institute of Management Consultants USA is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education and professional resources.

IMC USA provides the only certification for individual management consultants in the U.S. that conforms to the international standards of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. ICMCI sets global standards of technical competence and professional conduct for consultants in 50 nations.

IMC USA also provides, through national conferences, online resources, and its diverse and experienced membership a full range of professional development opportunities. Finally, the collective talent and experience of the IMC USA network of consultants, many of
whom are recognized experts in their disciplines or industries, provides a superior resource to help members increase value to their clients, enhance effectiveness of client organizations, and improve the quality of our communities.


IMC USA is the community of professional consultants who define excellence and advance ethics for the management consulting profession.

Value Proposition

IMC USA is a powerful network and vibrant community of professional consultants. It provides a springboard for members to exchange ideas, accelerate business growth, strengthen practical knowledge and enhance client relationships.

IMC USA is part of an international community of ethically grounded consultants who provide support, education and camaraderie.

Building and maintaining a successful consulting practice takes more than expertise in a particular field. For over 50 years, IMC USA has provided skills and tools to support our members to build better businesses that deliver transformative value for their management clients.

We believe that when a consultant is part of a community focused on each other’s success, great things happen – it’s a win-win-win. The consultant seeking support benefits from the information and camaraderie, the assisting consultant benefits, and the clients ultimately benefit.

Our members are passionate about their businesses and helping others succeed. We’re not competitors: we support each other. What we share makes each one of us stronger and more able to provide better value for our clients. We Make a difference.