CIM Certificate in Professional Services Marketing (Distance Learning) - Building your Career Foundation


The CIM Certificate consists of two core modules and one elective from the choice of two, all being taught by distance learning:

Assessment and Duration

All modules are concluded by an assessment. Assessment for the Marketing module is by multiple-choice exam; all other modules by work based assignments. The full qualification usually takes 12-18 months to complete. 

Study hours 

Each module requires 130 hours of study and can also be studied on a modular basis with each completed module giving you a CIM Award. Successful completion of three modules will lead to the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing.

Entry Criteria

The course is suitable for those with some experience in marketing and with limited academic qualifications or delegates with non- marketing degrees and limited marketing experience. In addition you should be working for a Professional Services company/body/ institute or a connected organisation.


Award (1 module)

Certificate (3 modules) 

ZAR 7,765*

ZAR 23,295*

The tuition fees cover the contents of the modules, including corresponding reading material and tutor support. Awarding body membership and/or assessment fees are not included.

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* These prices apply only to South African and Namibian corporates and individuals are exclusive applicable South African VAT. Please enquire for our USD price lists for sub-Saharan Africa. 

The CIM rates are subject to change by CIM at any time. In addition, the stated CIM rates are based on successful completion at first attempt within the normal duration of the programme; the programme price does not include the fee for any resits required.