Knowledge Management Institute

Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM)

The CKM is the Flagship Certification from the KM Institute; the top choice for Practitioners, Leaders and Managers of KM Initiatives.  Whether public or private sector, large or small – the CKM is the international standard for all KM Professionals.

Includes a proven methodology and the methods/techniques necessary for success.

New! Student Testimonial Videos.  Part 1 of a 3-Part Series: "My Course Instructor" - Click here...

Next CKM Classes (US and International): 
Dubai, March 4-8, click here...
London, March 13-15, click here...
Washington DC, March 19-23, click here...


Who Should Attend

The KM Institute CKM is the premier Certification program designed for those tasked to lead or improve KM initiatives; anyone interested in gaining a solid grasp of common KM principles at an advanced level with actual "hands-on" experience performing KM.

CKM Graduates range from newcomers to seasoned practitioners, project managers to CKOs, public/private sectors.

Learn to...

  • Perform KM using proven tips/tools anyone can use!
  • Build Collaborative Environments; better communication, spark innovation
  • Transform your organization into a rapid-learning environment
  • Develop innovative ways to do Knowledge Mapping
  • Create the KM Vision for your company, including a solid strategy to get there
  • Initiate with your peers successful Communities of Practice
  • Discover usable, real-world KM principles and keys to success

Regardless of your organization's size, structure or purpose, we provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead successful, real-world knowledge management initiatives.  No IT experience needed.  Geared to KM Team leaders -- whether new or advanced, anyone can start!

How to Earn your Certification

  • Optional Study-ahead, Pre-Class e-Learning Modules - All KMI CKM students gain access to the KM Institute LMS for a review of the CKM program content.  Students who wish to study ahead may do so before class, and there will be a live discussion on that content in class. 
  • Attend the CKM Workshop - typically a 5-day* face-to-face workshop where you participate in practical exercises and "hands-on KM."  Now offered in multiple locations throughout the world - click on our calendar of events, and choose the location and dates best suited for you.  Private workshops available for groups - see info below.
  • Complete the Online Post-Class Testing -  done entirely online, so you do not have to travel to a testing site. There are no additional fees, and, your Certificate is ready to print immediately after you pass. A score of 70% or better is necessary to pass, and you may retake the test - no charge - as many times as necessary to pass. Testing is part of your Certification package and there are no additional fees. 

*In London, the CKM class is three days, with prescribed e-learning.

Make New Connections with Your Peers...

Recent CKM Class, Washington DC (Tysons Corner, VA), July 2017...


                Boarding the limo bus for the Washington DC Tour (seasonal); lounging after class during "Happy Hour."

Visit the KMI Photo Gallery for all of our recent classes...

Further Enrichment:  E-Learning Package and The KMI Knowledge Hub

  Your KM learning doesn't stop when you achieve Certification.  As an added bonus,
  all Certification students receive the complete eCKM (e-learning) package, plus a
  free membership in the KMI Knowledge Hub.

  The K Hub is your "go to" location for:

  • Continuous Learning  – via "Hot Topics" Training Videos - presentations by subject matter experts on specialty areas relevant to KM practitioners
  • New Content – leverage new content and enhancements to the Certification program
  • Future Course enhancements - our Hub members will be the first to know when new/premium offerings are available!

Student Testimonials

Students in London and Washington DC were interviewed for this multi-part video, covering their thoughts on KMI Instructors, student confidence level, and why Certification is important to them, plus more...



Click Here for Current Calendar of Training Events, Locations and Rates


Group or Private class? 

Let us come to you!  For a minimum of 10 students (North America) and 12 students internationally, KMI can deliver a private CKM class at your location or nearby hotel.


  • We come to you!
  • Save on travel
  • The Team learns together
  • Focus on your team's hot-button issues
  • Low cost per student

Please contact KMI for special rates/availability.  Please allow at least 30 days to coordinate/schedule.


Contact us or Call (US) 866-360-IKMI (4564)

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How to Contact Us

3554 Founders Club Drive, 
Sarasota, FL, 34240 (USA)

Phone:         (US) 1-866-360-IKMI (4564)


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