There is an increasing need by the business and corporate sectors for experienced and qualified consultants in all areas of business and industry. Consultants are found in professions such management accounting, corporate finance , quality assurance, computer software, taxation, business improvement and other related disciplines, as organizations continue to adjust to economic uncertainties. Although such consultants are qualified in their areas of expertise, they need to embed into their practices general consulting principles such as strategic thinking, consulting ethics together with consulting best practices and processes.
The Association provides the framework to allow consultants to prove that they have the consulting skills and ethical behavior to be a professional consultant in their chosen field. Certification is a process of determining the professionalism and knowledge of professionals in their fields of expertise. This increases the confidence of user knowing that the certified person has the prerequisite experience and knowledge to advise others in their chosen fields.