Professional Accreditation


Certified Municipal Officer  

Today’s ever evolving municipal environment demands professionals who possess diverse skills, knowledge, visionary leadership, and problem solving ability. The CMO represents that kind of individual and more.

With a minimum eligibility requirement of three (3) years of management experience in a municipal corporation, the CMO is Ontario’s only municipal management designation that maps onto and accredits the specific management competencies and behaviours required to be a successful local government manager, regardless of operational area or focus.

Are You Ready To Apply For The CMO?

Utilize the CMO infographics below (click to enlarge) or begin reviewing the program resource materials to assist you in navigating the CMO journey.


CMO Accreditation Handbook
CMO Registration Form


CMO Self-Assessment Checklist
How To Complete Your CMO


CMO Submission Candidate Evaluation Criteria


PDU Maintenance Program Guidelines
Sample CMO PDU Log
CMO PDU Log Form
PDU Log - FAQs
CMO Mentors