Change Management Qualification

Change Management Qualification

The Change Management certification or qualification is what Change Management professionals or soon-to-be professionals opt for to validate their knowledge in the Change Management methodology.

There are two globally-renowned bodies that offer the Change Management certification. The bodies are the Change Management Institute (CMI) and Prosci. For the purpose of this study, we focus on the Change Management Institute certification.

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The Change Management Institute (CMI) is a not-for-profit, independent association of Change professionals. CMI’s Change Management certification is in two levels – Foundation and Practitioner. Now, let’s look at what each level entails.

Overview

This level is for career starters who want to kick-start a career in Change Management. Furthermore, the Foundation level is for those who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and basic principles of achieving successful organizational change or transition.

Eligibility

This level does not require you to meet any criteria before taking the certification.

Target audience

  •  Team members who work in organizational change, transition or transformation projects.
  •  Professionals who want to pursue the Change Management Practitioner certificate. The Change Management Foundation certificate is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner.
  •  Anyone who is interested in understanding the basic principles of Change Management.

Exam format

  •  50 questions
  •  Pass mark: 25 marks (50%)
  •  40 minutes duration
  •  Multiple choice
  •  Closed book

How to get certified

For you to be certified in Change Management Foundation, you must sit and pass the Foundation exam. Anyone can sit the exam, as there are no formal requirements. However, APMG recommends that you take training so that you can be well prepared for the exam. Harrybaker Training is accredited by Change Management Institute through APMG International to conduct Change Management training and exam.

Please, visit our ‘Change Management training page’ to learn more.

Recertification

This level does not require any certification.

Overview

This level is for those who want to demonstrate their understanding and application of the Change Management methodology. In addition, this level tests candidates’ understanding of the Change Management framework and how they apply the framework to different scenarios.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this level, you must have the Change Management Foundation certificate.

Target audience

  •  Operational line managers
  •  Business change owners
  •  Change programme managers
  •  Transformation managers
  •  Change project managers
  •  Senior responsible owners
  •  Managers or aspiring managers of organizational change, transition or transformation

Exam format

  •  4 questions of 20 marks each
  •  Pass mark: 40 marks (50%)
  •  2 hours 30 minutes duration
  •  Multiple choice based on a case study scenario
  •  Restricted open book

How to get certified

Getting certified means that you must sit and pass the Change Management Practitioner exam. To sit the exam, you must have passed the Change Management Foundation level first. Furthermore, APMG recommends that you attend training before sitting the exam.

Please, visit our ‘Change Management training page’ to learn more.

Recertification

The Change Management Practitioner certificate lasts for 5 years. To maintain a registered status, you must retake the Change Management Practitioner exam within 3 – 5 years of your initial certification.

Are you considering Change Management?

At Harrybaker we’re determined to ensure learners pass the Change Management exam at the first sitting. My only question is, will it be you?