Knowledge Management Institute

Certified Knowledge Specialist

The Certified Knowledge Specialist (CKS)

Workshop + E-learning - KM Institute Certification Program


Students wishing to go in-depth in a specific KM topic, can now do so with the new Certified Knowledge Specialist program. 

The CKS combines the core of the acclaimed CKM plus a deep dive into a specialty area, such as Taxonomy, Knowledge Capture Methods, Information Architecture, and (soon) Innovation, Leadership, and more.

Topics Currently Delivered:

CKS - Taxonomy

CKS - Knowledge Capture for Action

CKS - Information Architecture
CKS - Innovation and KM
See Calendar of Events for Upcoming Classes

How Does it Work?


We start with the 2-day CKP Program (also available online).  The CKP is the core of the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), and the foundation for all KMI Certification students.*
We then dig deep into your Specialty Topic (Taxonomy, Knowledge Capture, etc), for a 2-day immersive experience we call the "Master Class."

Upon successful completion of the online exam covering both the CKP and your Special Topic, you are a graduate of the Certified Knowledge Specialist Program!
Total Time - Two Formats:
- "Traditional" (face to face) = 4-day class, or
- "Blended" (online + face to face) = 10 hours online + 2-day Master Class
*Already a KM Institute CKP or CKM Grad?  Earn your CKS by attending our two-day "Master Class" and completing the online specialty exam.  Contact us for details.

What Can You Expect?

Before, During and After

Not Just a 4-Day Workshop but a Complete

Blended Learning Experience


  • Study the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Practitioner Program via Online E-Learning.


  • 4-day Intensive Workshop -  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Participate in lively discussions, hands-on, real-life scenarios, Knowledge Cafe's and other exercises.  Collaborate with students from various industries - government, military and private sector - from around the globe.
  • Follow-along workbook for note-taking and to serve as desk reference upon return to the office.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, daily buffet lunch, coffee/refreshments.  We'll make sure you stay alert and don't go hungry!


  • Post-Class Assessment, administered online in the comfort of your own home or office.  No need to report to a testing center or pay extra for a proctored exam.
  • Access to Knowledge Hub, featuring KM Institute guest instructors, and future premium content as it is added.
  • Upon successful completion of your assessment, receive your official Certificate, recognizing your achievement of Certification.
  • Enrollment in the official KM Alumni Registry
  • Invitations to join the International CKP/CKS/CKM Alumni Association and Certification LinkedIn Groups - to facilitate your ongoing collaboration and connections with your classmates and other students globally.

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Outside US: 703-876-6042
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How to Contact Us

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Sarasota, FL, 34240 (USA)

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


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