Master Certified Interview Strategist (MCIS) Credential

The MCIS credential is the exclusive standard reserved only for the top strategists in our industry.

Only once you have been awarded your Certified Interview Strategist (CIS) credential may you apply for the prestigious Master Certified Interview Strategist (MCIS) designation. You may renew your MCIS designation every two years by submitting a report and paying your recertification fee.

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Master Certified Interview Strategist - MCIS credential

Master Certified Interview Strategist (MCIS) Process

Certification Steps

In order to obtain and maintain your Master Certified Interview Strategist (MCIS) designation you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Possess your Certified Interview Strategist (CIS) designation for a minimum one full year.
  • Apply for M-Level Certification ($295 Application Fee)
  • Submit by e-mail and pass an independent evaluation of three in-depth case studies.
  • Have your clients submit by e-mail a written agreement to use their material and your work.
  • Demonstrate five (5) hours of active professional development leadership through active volunteer work supporting CPC in the last year through one of these areas:
    • Acting as a Certification Assessor
    • Mentoring a C-Level candidate
    • Leading a CPC teleclass on an innovation
    • Contributing to the CPC Blog as a subject matter expert
    • Distributing innovations, papers, or articles to members through CPC vehicles
    • Facilitating a presentation introducing CPC to the career/business community
  • Maintain a current membership with Career Professionals of Canada.

To pass, you must achieve an average grade of 80% or more. You will be notified of your status within four weeks of your submission.

Once you have achieved your MCIS certification, your designation is valid for a period of two years as long as you remain an active member of Career Professionals of Canada.

Your designation can be renewed in full every two years by submitting a report demonstrating at least ten hours dedicated to ongoing professional development in the area of interview strategy and ten hours to volunteerism within the field in the lastm two years accompanied by payment of the renewal fee.

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