The Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association and the Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI), in partnership, have continued to develop a formal designation for those members responsible for Human Resource functions in local government.

There are two levels of HR designations for those who qualify for the Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) designation; they are a Human Resource Specialist and a Human Resource Professional designation.

The CMM Human Resources enhancement came about following two years of joint development by both associations. The additional Human Resource requirements in both education and job responsibilities were primarily determined by OMHRA and will be verified by the OMHRA Education Committee and Board of Directors, prior to the designation being awarded by the Institute’s Policy & Accreditation Committee.

The expanded designations are as follows:

  • CMM HR Specialist
  • CMM I HR Specialist
  • CMM II HR Specialist
  • CMM III HR Specialist
  • CMM II HR Professional
  • CMM III HR Professional

OMHRA formally recognizes recipients who have been awarded the designation at the annual Spring Workshop and Fall Conference held each year.

The CMM Guide Supplement – Human Resources and the Supplemental Application, provide a more detailed explanation of the process and are available by visiting, calling OMMI at 905-434-8885, or by emailing

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