The Value of Certification
The IMA is seeking mentoring consultants and trainers who have demonstrated commitment to the mentoring field, noteworthy services to mentoring programs and program leaders, and knowledge of mentoring practices and research. Because the IMA’s mentoring consultant certification is a rigorous and comprehensive examination by experts in mentoring and consulting, certification lends a competitive advantage to consultants who achieve it.
Consultant certification is linked to the IMA’s mentoring program accreditation. The IMA has challenging standards for program quality, and the certification process addresses not only knowledge of program standards but also success helping programs meet IMA standards. As programs leaders consider applying for accreditation, they may seek consultants who have demonstrated the knowledge and capacity to help their programs meet IMA standards.
Certification is valid for 5 years.