Knowledge Management Institute

Certified Knowledge Specialist Online (eCKS)

Go in-depth in a specific KM topic, with
KMI's online (asynchronous) CKS courses.

The CKS combines the core of the acclaimed CKM 
program plus a deep dive into a specialty area, such as Taxonomy, Information Architecture, Social KM, Knowledge Capture, and Change Management. 

Simply choose which topic you'd like, and we will help you get started!  

  Click for the CKS intro video! [03:42]

  Download the PDF (shows all CKS Options
         - live classes and Asynschronous..)


Who Should Take a CKS Online Course?

The CKS courses are designed to meet the needs of:

  • New KMI students looking for a solid foundation in KM principles plus a "deep dive" into a special topic

  • Past KMI Grads holding either the CKP™ or CKM designation who would also like to explore a specialty topic

Which CKS Topic is right for you?  Choose from the following:

Change Management

Learn proven Change Management techniques for success.

Information Architecture

Learn IA and Enterprise Content Management strategy and best practices to build your own IA initiative.

Social KM / Collaboration and Communities

Learn how Social Business and KM methods can merge to foster healthy and sustainable Communities within your organization.

Knowledge Capture

Learn the proven "Knowledge Jam" method popularized in the book of the same name authored by KMI Instructor, Kate Pugh.


Learn solutions for building your own taxonomy and improving 'findability' in the workplace.


Note!  Past Grads (CKP/CKM) can by-pass the "Foundation" course and start with the online Master course; take the exam for your topic and earn CKS Certification.

Testing is part of your Certification package; there are no additional fees, and your Certificate is ready to print immediately after you pass.  A score of 70% on each part is necessary to pass, and you may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass.  

Further Enrichment:  The KMI Knowledge Hub  

   Your KM learning doesn't stop when you achieve Certification.  As an added bonus, all
   Certification students receive a free membership in the KMI Knowledge Hub, designed
   as your "go to" location for:

  • Continuous Learning  – via 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!


Group or Private class? 

Let us come to you!  With a minimum size class of 10 students (North America) and 12 students internationally, KMI can deliver a private CKS 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) 703-327-7096

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How to Contact Us

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

Phone:         (US) 1-703-327-7096

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