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Education Requirements

The application process is the first step towards achieving your certification, an achievement that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently walk into any mid-size firm and hit the ground running.

Education Requirements for ALL Applicants
All candidates must complete, within the 24 months preceding the date of application, at least 2 hours of course work in each of the five (5) Management Categories.

Course work may be completed in any of the competencies or combination of competencies that comprise the category. A maximum of four (4) hours can be obtained in an interactive technology-based self-study program.

Review the guide "How To Determine What Education Qualifies For CLMsm Credit" for comprehensive instructions on how to determine what education qualifies for CLM credit.

Additional Education Requirements for Functional Specialists
In addition to the total of 10 hours of educational coursework required of all CLM applicants in the five Management Categories above, candidates who are functional specialists must also provide evidence of having completed, over the 24 months preceding the date of application, an additional 15 hours of educational course work distributed in subject areas other than the field in which the functional specialist is primarily employed.

  • These areas include: financial management;
  • human resources management;
  • legal industry/business management which includes marketing; and
  • operations management which includes information technology and facilities management.

You will also want to download and save a copy of the ‘live’ excel Education Worksheet as you begin to complete your Education Requirements

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