Dealing with change and more importantly, the impact of change is a high priority for all organisations. The APMG International Change Management Certification has been developed by the APM Group in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI), an independent, global professional association of change managers. Together they have developed a professional ‘body of knowledge’ for the discipline of change management. This body of knowledge now provides an independent benchmark for the professional knowledge expected of an effective change manager.
The course is suitable for
There are no official pre-requisites for the foundation exam. A pass in this is a pre-requisite to sit the practitioner exam.
APMG’s refreshed Change Management certification is fully aligned with the change management body of knowledge and is based on "The Effective Change Manager's Handbook" Version 2. The syllabus samples a wide range of knowledge regarding the theory and practice of change management including:
Change Management Foundation Level - 3 day - The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Change Management to work as an informal member of a team working on an organisational change initiative. The Foundation certification is also a pre-requisite for the APMG Practitioner certification.
Change Management Practitioner Level - 2 day - The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient know-how to apply and tailor Change Management guidance in a given organisational change situation.
A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the Change Management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative - but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual Change Management expertise, complexity of the change initiative and the support provided for the use of Change Management approaches in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve. Successful candidates will have fulfilled the knowledge requirements for Change Management Institute accreditation.