• The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute

Certified Marina Professional

Certified Marina Professional Application Process

Certification for those working in the Marina Industry but not directly managing a Marina.

Certification Requirements

A minimum of 5 years managerial experience with the last five years up until the time of this application being within the Marina Industry (it is understood that Yacht Clubs are part of the Marina Industry) either:

a. within a Marina Operation including:
- engineering
- finance
- design
- marketing
- Senior Manager


b. within a Marina Construction & Development company
- Pontoons
- Dry stack            

  • Membership of an appropriate professional body or trade association (e.g. BMF or MIAA)
  • Completion of Advanced Marina Management School within the past 5 years
  • Evidence of your business/companies position within the marina industry including at least two successful projects or activities the business/company has carried out within the marina industry within the last five years
  • Submission of a 5000 word Management report on a topic provided to you by GMI. You will be provided with a choice of three topics that relate to your experience within the marina industries, examples of topics are listed below:

    - Strategies to stimulate yacht club membership.
    - Evaluation of environmental control practices against other practical marina issues
    - Importance of design in the marina day to day operation.
    - Defining the right level of security in a marina and making users be aware of it.
    - Strategies for delivering new customers to the Marina and its tenants
    - Expanding a Marina – the challenges and opportunities


Dan Hughes CMM, Chairman of the European CMM Group: “I would strongly urge those who have reached the standards and criteria set for the CMM and CMP qualifications to attend the course and make an application. The benefits of being recognised as one of an elite group of marina professionals goes well beyond the qualification itself; the sharing of knowledge and best practice, the support and networking opportunities, career enhancement and the making of life-long friends is something quite unique in our industry. It may seem a significant undertaking, but we are all here to help steer you through the process to success”    

For further information and start the application process please select your region:


UK and Europe

GMI courses are endorsed by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations ICOMIA