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APMG International Change Management™

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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

  • Anyone interested in understanding the basic principles of achieving successful organizational change, transition or transformation
  • Team members involved in organizational change, transition or transformation projects.

A recent APMG Change Management candidate survey completed September 2022 produced the following:

  • 98% of respondents said the training and certification experience has made them a better Change Manager.
  • 94% of respondents stated that the training equipped them with skills and knowledge they could apply immediately.


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 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 and the individual
  •      change and the organisation
  •      communication and stakeholder engagement and;
  •      change practice


  • Foundation exam - a 40 minute multiple choice closed book examination with 50 questions (25 marks, 50% to pass)
  • Practitioner exam - a two and half hour objective style restricted open book examination with a total of 80 marks available (40 marks, 50% to pass)
  • Practitioner re-registration exam - a one and half hour objective style restricted open book examination with a total of 40 marks available (20 marks, 50% to pass)

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.

Change Management Re-registration - If you wish to maintain your registration of your Practitioner certification which expires after 5 years - please contact us to discuss your options.

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  • Confident delivery and subject matter expertise
    Frankly excellent. Sarah Ross presented with so much energy that it kept the momentum of learning going, even through the hard stuff. Without her instruction I don't think I would have passed
    Matthew Bourne
    Commercial and Marina Operations Coordinator
  • Difficult concepts made easy
    The trainer was amazing. Really vibrant and engaging and willing to go above and beyond. Fantastic at explaining concepts that were difficult to understand
    Kirsty Irvine
    Aurora Energy

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