Get Certified in Sustainability Management

Learning or Leading – there’s a certification designed just for you.

Gain a Competitive Advantage with the Sustainability Management Certified Associate or Professional Accreditation

About Certification

Managing sustainability is a fast-growing field. Certification is available in two-tiers based on your professional experience.

  1. Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) – the premier designation reserved for professionals with two-years of work experience and exposure to a body of knowledge
  2. Sustainability Management Certified Associate (SMCA) – the designation for students or professionals who wish to certify their general knowledge of sustainability management frameworks and methodologies

The certification certifies your understanding and retention of a body of knowledge. The certification examination questions are based on a compilation of well-respected practices in sustainability management. The certification was developed by professionals for professionals with practical KSA’s that you can implement today. Learn more about how the certification was created.

SMA created the first certification in managing sustainability. The SMA serves three main purposes:

  • To provide certification and education for managers who are learning or practicing Triple Bottom Line sustainability management in any type of organization. Learn how to manage for sustainability from strategy to project management. Learn the language of sustainability, how to measure and report project outcomes, and how to build a culture around sustainability.
  • To certify professionals with an accreditation that attests to exposure to a body of knowledge (the study guide) to learn the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities of sustainability professionals. Obtain your credential with an online exam and give yourself, and your organization, a competitive advantage.
  • To provide a global workforce with a powerful network of like-minded professionals. We are creating the field of sustainability management together.

How to Get Certified

Convenient, affordable, and accessible to professionals worldwide.

Step 1

Apply

Certification is best suited for business owners and managers, governmental and nonprofit managers, and of course sustainability managers. Every employee plays a role in the journey toward sustainability! Many organizations choose to certify their entire management team—from the human resources department to facilities management.

Students

An exclusive offer available only to students who wish to certify their general knowledge of sustainability management.

No Experience Required

Associate

The designation for recent graduates and professionals who wish to certify their general knowledge of sustainability management.

No Experience Required

Professional

The premier designation reserved for professionals with significant experience and exposure to a body of knowledge.

Two-Years Experience Required

Step 2

Order the Study Guide

$84.00

Step 3

Online Training Available

Step 4

Register for the Test

The online exam license username and password can be located in two ways:

  1. Print book: front cover Mobius
  2. Ebook: on your invoice emailed confirmation – about Mobius
  3. Next, email info@sustainabilityma.org to receive an access code
  4. You’ll receive an email confirmation that you can test anytime within the next 90-days.
Step 5

Pass the Exam

The certification exam is accessible worldwide. The required pass rate is 70% by answering 70/100 exam questions correctly. You will receive a test score upon completion.

You have three attempts over a one-year period to pass the exam.

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Step 6

Retain Certification

Once you earn the SMCP or SMCA accreditation, here is how you retain certification:

  • 15-hours of continuing education are required over each three-year period
  • Keep a file of attendance at conferences, webinars, seminars, training courses, CEU credits
  • Auto-renews on PayPal
    • $50 annual certification renewal
    • $50 annual membership dues
  • If you earned the SMCA, you will automatically be upgraded to the SMCP credential upon two-years of professional experience in the field of sustainability. Just contact us with this good news!
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Step 7

Share Your Knowledge

Knowledge is power. We believe in the power of encouraging your network to learn about sustainability. Refer a talented professional to get certified and receive a special incentive.

Step 8

Engage

The toolkit is where our members share problems and solutions. Share your project success, share your strategic goals, and share your good news! Engage with the other members of the Sustainability Management Association and let us share your news, events, and updates.