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Happy Anniversary CCMP!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018  
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We’re celebrating the 2-year anniversary of the launch of the Certified Change Management Professional Program™ (CCMP™) and the achievement of the First 500 to ever hold this professional designation. We thank everyone who has been instrumental in launching and growing the program through the years!

Read below about the flashbacks that led to the advancement of the discipline and profession of change management.

Flashback to...

2013: In a survey, ACMP members were asked, “Is professional certification desirable for change management practitioners?” The information released in March 2013 stated that:

‘Change Management as a discipline is growing and is generally regarded as valuable, but the industry is fragmented and in need of standardization. Practitioners want certification and credentialing processes as part of the maturation of the discipline of change management. About one third of organizations have some sort of formal Change Management Office, but almost three quarters of change management practitioners must also fulfill other professional roles.’

2014: Based on this research, ACMP drafted and published The Standard for Change Management® (“The Standard”). The development of The Standard and the credentialing process were carried out against the principles of ISO 17024.

ACMP also developed the Change Management Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to set expectations for professional and personal conduct of change management practitioners.

Practitioners identified the need for a global network of change management training to assure individuals are receiving high-quality training and education.

2015: ACMP launched the Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP™) Program to evaluate change management training that aligned to The Standard and adult education best practices

2016: ACMP’s Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) Program created a global credential for change practitioners to demonstrate their investment in ongoing development while successfully applying their experience to respond to a breadth of change management situations.

...Fast Forward to Today

The Standard has been downloaded more than 11,000 times! It serves as the basis for the CCMP exam and we have flash cards to help learn the process areas.

The QEP Registry now contains more than 60 courses that aligned to The Standard and adhere to adult education best practices. All courses fulfill the 21-hour CCMP training requirement and count toward on-going maintenance.

In just under two years, we have certified more than 500 individuals! Check out the list of the First 500 to ever hold this designation.

Spotlight: CCMP Graduate Steve Wickens

Our graduates are leading the way change works and want to inspire you to join them! Learn from other CCMP graduates here.

This month’s featured graduate is Steve Wickens, CCMP™, President/CEO, Strike Zone Management Consulting Services, Inc.


Why did you decide to pursue the CCMP?

As government regulations and the pace of technology changes continues to accelerate, change is an ever critical but often overlooked constant to business success. Over my career, I have witnessed the failure of countless operational and project initiatives to achieve their intended goals because of a lack of focus on change management. In fact, when projects fall behind schedule or budgets get stretched, generally it is training and change management that are most often targeted with budget cuts or accelerated delivery schedules, often with negative consequences to benefits realization.

CCMP Certification Process

  1. To become certified, complete and submit your CCMP Application for review.
  2. To fulfill the training requirement, enroll in a course offered by one of our Qualified Education Providers™; All courses in the QEP Registry adhere to adult education best practices and align to The Standard for Change Management®.
  3. To schedule the exam, review the list of global exam centers. Once your application is approved, you will receive a personalized link with instructions on how to register.
  4. To prepare for the exam, download The Standard, study these flash cards, review the ACMP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and join us on one of our upcoming coaching calls.

Upcoming Events

Call for Volunteers
EXTENDED to May 11- Apply Today

CCMP Exam Windows 2018
EXTENDED January 1 - May 31
August 1 - December 31

CCMP Coaching Calls
May 18 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
May 22 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST


Change Management - Regional Conference Canada 2018
Toronto, Canada
September 13-14, 2018

Change Management - Regional Conference USA 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
November 1-2, 2018

Change Management 2019
Orlando, FL, USA
Apr 28 - May 1, 2019

CCMP Ongoing Maintenance
PDU Reporting Webinar
May 17 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

Members-Only Webinars

Self-Management, Change, and the Future Of Work
Josh Allan Dykstra
May 24 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Are We There Yet? A Road Map for Change Readiness
Mark Hannum
Jun 12 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Behave Yourself: Using Behavior to Activate Change
Michelle Yanahan
Jun 28 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Make Change Stick: getting results by changing the inner game
Alex Wray
Jul 10 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Not an ACMP member? Join today to take advantage of everything ACMP has to offer!


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