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NZ $60 + GST
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NZ $200 + GST
  • Annual Fee


NZ $300 + GST
  • Annual Fee

Why join IMCNZ?

Market recognition

Private and public sector clients recognise members as responsible and reliable sources of advice, providing services of the highest quality to solve a broad range of governance, management, operational and technical matters.

Peer recognition

The status of CMC denotes a mature professional and may be further augmented by fellowship.

Access to resources

Access to benchmarking database of best practices.

Access to a huge range of full text business and academic journal articles online at


Activities of the Institute facilitate networking with fellow professionals.  Members may meet to exchange ideas and look towards co-operative opportunities.

Client Referral Services

The Institute is the source of referral to members for assignments from organizations and businesses looking to engage consulting services.

Clients looking for a consultant can use the IMC New Zealand management consultant search service, the IMC NZ website Consultant Search, the IMC New Zealand consulting brief advertising service that delivers pre-qualified responses or the IMC New Zealand management consultant tender management service.

Lead generation

Members who are CMCs can maintain a listing on this site and receive enquiries about consulting services.  Clients can search for Certified Management Consultants with skills and experience to match their needs.

Access to professional resources

CMCs gain free access to an international best practice database and a access to a comprehensive range of full text articles in online business and academic journals

Newsletters These discuss relevant issues for members, provide information and are a regular update forum on matters of professional interest.

International Reciprocity

Members are recognised for their CMC certification in any other country with a member Institute of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI – CMC-Global).  A CMC is eligible to apply for membership of any such Institute if they move to that country.

CMC is an international certification recognised by countries where New Zealanders often choose to work such as  Australia, the UK and Canada and by key New Zealand trading partners such as the USA, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand as well as many members of the European Union. The CMC certification is recognised in over 50 countries.

Training and professional development

The Institute offers professional development opportunities through its regular branch meetings.  The Institute is currently working with professional development organisations to promote the training, education and qualification of persons practising or intending to practise the profession of management consulting in New Zealand.


The Institute and its members ascribe to an ethical and professional code that enhances the profession and provides members with a unique selling proposition.

Assurance to clients

The Institute provides assurance of experience, qualifications and competency of Certified Management Consultants. Membership includes mandatory continuing professional development, providing assurance that skills are up to date. IMC New Zealand has a formal complaints procedure providing a means for clients to lodge a complaint for investigation by the Institute. Only clients of IMC New Zealand members have this level of assurance.


The Institute has arrangements with suppliers who provide preferential pricing on various products and services.

How to Join IMCNZ

IMC New Zealand welcomes new members and enquiries from anyone interested in the management consulting profession.

In joining you become part of an international network of experienced management consultants who are recognised by their peers.

You can apply to join IMC New Zealand online. Details of our membership types and subscriptions are given below; if you are ready to apply now, click on the Apply button below to get started. The application process takes only a few minutes and you can pay the relevant fees using your credit card, or your PayPal account if you have one. Please remember to also email us PDF versions of your CV, summaries of 3 consulting assignments and copies of your qualifications.

You will need to be familiar with the IMC New Zealand Common Body of Knowledge and the IMC New Zealand Professional Code of Conduct.  Both documents are available free from the downloads section of this website under General Information.

If you have any questions or would like further information prior to applying, please contact us and we can arrange for you to meet existing members to discuss the benefits of the Institute and assist you with the application process. It is pretty straightforward.

Experienced management consultants will benefit most from joining as Associate or Professional Members. The difference is level of experience. A minimum level of experience as a management consultant (which can include time spent in internal consulting roles) is required to join as a Professional. If applying as a Professional Member you may also apply for assessment as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) at the same time.

IMC CMC's are required to meet the current accreditation standard set by ICMCI

Joining as an Associate or Professional requires:

  • Making a personal attestation;
  • Completing a short online form;
  • Emailing your CV, 3 summaries of consulting assignments and copies of your qualifications
  • Providing names and contact details of referees (via the application form or email);
  • Paying an annual membership fee.

Membership Levels and Fees

IMCNZ have a number of membership levels to suit various levels of Management Consulting experience.

​All levels of membership are required to be bound by the rules of the Institute and Code of Conduct.

Levels of IMCNZ Membership

Member Type Title Eligible for CMC PD Required Minimum Management Consulting Experience AGM Voting Rights Active as a Management Consultant 10 years as CMC
AssociateAIMCNZNo15hr pa1 yearYesYesNo
ProfessionalMIMCNZYes30hr pa3 years plus recognised degree or professional qualificationYesYesNo
FellowFIMCNZYes30hr paN/AYesYesYes on application

Levels of IMCNZ Membership

Application/Annual Membership Fee Price
Student Annual MembershipNZ$60 + GST
Associate Annual MembershipNZ$200 + GST
Professional Annual MembershipNZ$300 + GST
Fellow Annual MembershipNZ$300 + GST