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CMM Certified Marina Manager

Achieving the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager (CMM) designation is the assurance that your future can be both financially and professionally rewarding. It is a major step toward international recognition as a senior marina manager, who has distinguished himself or herself as an outstanding professional.


CMM's span the globe with over 300 active CMM's worldwide. The Global Marina Institute (GMI), an educational partnership between the British Marine and Marina Industries Association (MIA), offer the CMM programme in Australia, UK and Europe.

The CMM programme is characterised by the open sharing of experiences, ideas and information. It forms a community of professionals whose networking opportunities are unmatched.

Benefits of becoming a CMM

  • Greater earning potential
  • More employment opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Job satisfaction and ability
  • Networking
  • International professional recognition

Are you ready to become a CMM candidate?

  • At least 5 years marina management experience, with three of these years being the immediate past three years.
  • Currently manage a marina with:
  • An annual turnover of at least £ 600 000 / € 750 000/ Aus $ 1000 0000
  • at least 100 berth/moorings and/or dry stack
  • manage at least 6 (FTE) employees.
  • be an active member of a marine related membership organisation
  • have completed the Advanced Marina Managers School within the last 2 years.
  • can demonstrate management experience in all six core functions and at least three non-core functions - see application form.

Tony Browne CMM, Chairman of the GMI

“The Certified Marina Managers accreditation employs a rigorous set of criteria and a robust application process that ensures candidates have met the high standards required. This results in a very credible accreditation which is immediately recognisable across the industry, providing enhanced employment and career progression opportunities.

The IMM and AMM courses as a lead up to the CMM application not only deliver a fundamental global overview of marina management best practice, but also open the door to invaluable peer to peer networking opportunities.

I would strongly encourage anyone looking at furthering their career to start the process by reading the relevant material and enrolling in an IMM course.”

 Andy Savill, CMM (Marina Manager, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa in Dubai)

“A few years after completing my IMM & AMM I achieved my Certified Marina Manager which was a great accomplishment and allowed me to position myself in my chosen career industry. The IMM & AMM courses offer a great 360 degree perspective into the foundations for a safe, environment friendly and financially rewarding marina operation. One of the best points of these courses are the networking benefits and the strong working relationships with other marina operators.

The rigorous application process for the CMM allows your proven achievements to be on display and opens them up to criticism or merit depending on your level. The CMM ensures a very high standard across the board and allows employers and owners of marinas an element of security when sourcing the correct people to operate their marinas.”

CMM Application Form

CMM Reference Form

CMM Application Handbook


CMM Annual Reaccreditation

Certified Marina Managers are expected to continuously improve and are expected to annually submit a record of their continuous professional development to the GMI.

The requirements for re-accreditation are:

  • Continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Continuing employment in the Marina Industry

For further information, please contact Kitty Judd on +44 (0)7923 250 650 or at