Knowledge Management Institute

Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM)

The Most Important, Industry-recognized Certification for Knowledge, Information and Content Managers Worldwide


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, plus the methods and techniques necessary for success.

What's Coming up (US and International): 

Msg from KMI Scheduler: Classes are being added to Bangalore for early 2020. If you are interested in classes in India, please contact KMI today and we will add you to our list for news/updates.

*London CKM Classes are 3 days vs traditional 5-day class.


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, including
(but not limited to):

  • Knowledge Managers
  • Content Managers 
  • Intranet / Database Mgrs
  • HR / Professional Development
  • Organizational Development 
  • IT and KM cross units
  • SharePoint (and proprietary CM) Admin
  • Talent Managers
  • Program / Project Managers
  • Quality Mgrs

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

  • 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 will study the first major Theme of the CKM (Theme 1 of 4), 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.

Feedback from the Students...

About their experience...
     "I'm leaving very confident; very empowered..."

     Course Take-aways:  "I definitely got what I needed..."
     Thoughts on the Instructor:  "He's one of the best I've had..."


Student interviews conducted after a recent CKM Class in the Washington DC area.

Make New Connections with Your Peers...


                         Top: CKM Class, Sept, 2018; 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 PLUS The "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) program, plus a
  free membership in the KMI Knowledge Hub.

  The K Hub is your "go to" location for Continuous Learning and New Enhancements
  to the training program.  Each month, KMI loads a new instructional video - presentations delivered by SMEs on special topics relevant to KM practitioners - and, you'll be the first to know when new/premium offerings are available! 

No expiration for these services, and free, as part of your package.

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)

We are standing by to help!


How to Contact Us

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

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


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