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Certified Change Management Professional™
is CCMP™ different from other change management designations?
CCMP is intended for experienced change management professionals who have
had time to consistently demonstrate success in applying best practices for
change. The CCMP was developed in accordance with international standards (ISO/ANSI)
and is based on an extensive Practice Analysis Study which investigated leading
practices in change management with senior professionals around the world.
The CCMP credential confirms that you have the education, experience and
skills to effectively manage change, and demonstrates your commitment to personal
development in the discipline of change management. CCMP is a credential created
by change practitioners for change practitioners.
CCMP is based on The Standard
for Change Management®. It was developed by a global group of volunteers
using a consensus process consistent with ISO (International Organization for
Standardization) requirements. Over the course of two years, ACMP’s Standards
Working Group engaged over 1,100 change management thought leaders and volunteers
from 57 countries, each averaging more than 10 years’ experience, to capture,
review and respond to more than 3,500 unique comments.
long will it take to get my CCMP?
Earning a strong credential doesn't happen overnight, but it won't take long!
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I need to renew my CCMP certification?
Once you pass the CCMP exam, your certification is 'in effect' for three
years. Within that three-year period, you must maintain your credential through
During each three-year period, certificants must complete 60 Professional
Development Units (PDUs) and record them in ACMP's online system. Each PDU corresponds
to one hour spent on an activity (with the exception of experience) and requires
supporting evidence of completion. Keep all receipts and related documentation
to validate your renewal application.
Renewal cost for members is $100 USD. For non-members, it is $150 USD.
training do I need to qualify for the CCMP?
To qualify for the Certified Change Management Professional designation,
you need to have completed 21 hours of change management training in the last
7 years, and the content must be aligned with
CCMP is not a training program itself, nor does it or ACMP offer training.
The training you take to fulfill the required 21 hours is up to you. Any instructor-led
(classroom or online) change management training that aligns with
The Standard will fulfill
this requirement. To help you identify courses that meet the requirements, ACMP
Qualified Education Provider (QEP) program (click Find Courses in the bottom
right). The courses listed have been 'pre-qualified' as aligned with The Standard
and they count towards the 21 hours you need.
need help with my CCMP application’s essay questions, do you have any tips?
ACMP's credential makes an important statement in the change management community.
Those who successfully apply for and add the letters CCMP™ after their name
are expected to be both knowledgeable about leading change management practices
and able to use those skills to benefit their stakeholders.
As such, it is critical that submitted applications be honest and accurate.
To that end, every applicant is asked to review and confirm that they agree
to the Statement of Understanding. The most important aspects are that:
1. All information you provide is true and accurate
2. The submission, including essay responses, reflects your work and no one
3. You will abide by ACMP's
Code of Ethics
application was approved! Do you have any tips for preparing for the exam?
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long do I have to take the exam?
Upon approval of your application, you have one year to schedule, take and
pass the exam.
if I don’t pass the first attempt?
If you do not pass on the first attempt, you may retake the exam up to two
additional times within the one-year window. Re-examination fees of $300 USD
for ACMP members and $375 USD for non-members apply for the second and third