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Tuesday, February 12, 2019  
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3 Steps to Becoming a CCMP

A little over a month into a new year, and those goals you set for yourself may seem slightly daunting. When meeting a new challenge, we all sometimes struggle with where to begin and wondering if we will ever get there. Fortunately, ACMP is here for YOU. We want you to achieve those goals and become a Certified Change Management Professional™!

  1. Determine Your Eligibility. Beginning with clarifying whether you qualify for the CCMP™ is the best place to start. If you are eligible, that's fantastic and you can move on to step two. If you're not, that's okay - all it means is that you have an extra step in order to achieve eligibility.

    What are the eligibility requirements? The first requirement is related to your education and experience. CCMP candidates are required to have a 4-year degree (or international equivalent) and 4200 hours (typically, 3 years) of change management experience OR secondary education (high school or international equivalent) and 7000 hours (typically, 5 years) of change management experience.

    The second requirement is related to training. You mush have completed 21 hours of instructor-led change management training in the past 7 years. The ACMP QEP Registry provides a listing of course that align to The Standard for Change Management©.
  2. Complete the Online Application & Essay Questions. The CCMP application requires that you enter your education and training, as discussed in step one. Additionally, you are required to answer 3 out of 5 questions with a maximum of 500 words each. We have several helpful tools to help you through the application and essay process. Once your application is completed, it will be submitted for review.
  3. Schedule and Prepare for the Exam. After your application is approved, you'll be able to schedule your exam. The current exam window is open until June 1, 2019. The exam includes 150 multiple-choice questions based on the Standard and ACMP's Code of Ethics.

    To help you successfully pass your exam, we have created useful tools to help you prepare, such as a preparation guide and flash cards.

The best way to approach the unknown is with knowledge. Be sure to download the CCMP Candidate Handbook and reach out to Alissa if you have any questions.

Announcing NEW Diamond Sponsor: Accenture

Accenture is a proud sponsor of ACMP and has agreed to a three-year sponsorship of ACMP's annual conference!

Accenture believes in ACMP's vision to lead the way change works. Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services to drive innovation and improve the way the world works and lives. Accenture Organization Change is a holistic, integrated, and end-to-end capability that leverages distinctive, insight-driven analytics and proven methods to increase pace, certainty, and successful outcomes of our clients' organization change programs.

CHANGE the CONVERSATION: Change Management 2019
April 28 – May 1, 2019 in Orlando

Are you ready for #ACMP2019?

Check out the full Conference Program, with over 60 sessions, almost 100 speakers, 6 educational tracks. Masterclass Sessions are available for change practitioners with 11+ years of experience. Pre-register for Masterclass Sessions when you register (limit 2 sessions per attendee).

Expand your education even further by registering for Pre- or Post-Conference Workshops! The seating is limited for these small-group learning sessions, so register early.

If you're looking to form great professional relationships before and during #ACMP2019, then sign up for Conference Connect during registration or within your attendee portal before April 8.

Register for Change Management 2019 NOW! Not an ACMP member? Join ACMP first and save $250 with the member rate! It's like getting your membership for free.

Don't forget to book your hotel room to guarantee your stay with ACMP’s exclusive discounted rate. All events and meeting activities will be held at the beautiful Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. ACMP’s discounted room rate ends on March 25, so don’t delay – this room block will sell out!

Get Set! Road to Conference Challenge 2019 is Starting THIS Month!

The Road to Conference Challenge headed out on the open road on Wednesday, January 30, and so far we have made stops in ACMP Toronto and ACMP Southern California. Look out for our visit with ACMP Germany this week!

This challenge is for current ACMP members (as of January 30, 2019) only and is open until April 12, 2019. It's easy to play and you could be entered into a raffle to win the grand prize of a $1,000 American Express Gift Card, or one of two free full conference registrations to Change Management 2020. Visit the Road to Conference Challenge 2019 for contest details or contact Ashley with any questions.

2019 CCMP Exam Window is OPEN!

The 2019 CCMP exam window is open until June 1, 2019! It's time to take the next steps and submit your CCMP application TODAY!

The CCMP certification confirms the education, experience and knowledge of a seasoned practitioner. A person with a CCMP has proven that they not only know how to perform change management work, they've studied it, been trained in it and have actual experience doing the work. Contact Alissa with any questions!

CCMP Corporate Packages Available!

ACMP offers corporations/companies who have five or more employees interested in becoming a CCMP the opportunity to prepare and study together. We have provided packages for Tyson Foods, PWC, Aflac, and many others. Connect with Alissa to get more information.

Upcoming Member Webinars

February 12: Denise Downs - "Leading Change Through Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology" Skill: Advanced Register Here.

February 28: Edward Cook - "Making the Decision Before Making the Change"
Skill: Intermediate 
Register Here.

Not a member? Let’s fix that, join ACMP here.

CCMP Coaching Calls

February 22: "Get Help with your CCMP Application"
March 5: "Get Help with your CCMP Application"

Spotlight: CCMP Graduate Beth Lowe, CCMP

CCMP graduates are changing the conversation and we invite you to join them! Learn from other CCMP graduates here.

This month's featured graduate is Beth Lowe, CCMP™, Analyst - Enterprise Change Management with State Farm Insurance.

Why did you decide to pursue the CCMP?

I wanted to add a change management related professional credential to my certifications. I also wanted to blaze the path for my colleagues within my organization, since I'm the first person at my company to earn the CCMP.

The Qualified Education Provider™ Registry

Our QEP Registry - developed and managed by ACMP - is a one-stop shop for CCMP courses to meet your training eligibility or continuing education requirements after passing the CCMP exam. All courses have been validated to ensure they are aligned to The Standard for Change Management, adhere to adult education best practices, and fulfill CCMP initial and ongoing training requirements.

We have approved over 50 different courses offered by over 30 Qualified Education Providers! We want you to get the most out of your professional development, so each month we will be highlighting two of our QEPs:

  Since 1988, Being First has been providing transformational change consulting and training about what is possible both personally and within an organization. Being First conducts classroom training throughout Europe and North America.  

ChangeFit 360 offers behavior-based training solutions that build change agility, change management, and change leadership in people and organizations. ChangeFit 360 offers both classroom and online training throughout North America.


 Interested in joining the programs as a QEP? Apply today!


ACMP Events and Upcoming Deadlines

CCMP Exam Windows 2019

January 15 - June 1
August 1 - December 31

CCMP Coaching Calls

Feb 22 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Mar 5 8:00 - 9:00 AM EST

CCMP Ongoing Maintenance
PDU Reporting Webinar

Feb 28 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST
Mar 21 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST


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

Members-Only Webinars

Leading Change Through Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology
Denise Downs
Feb 12 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Making the Decision Before Making the Change
Edward Cook
Feb 28 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Chapter Events

ACMP Alberta
Playing the Path to #Success with Rob Oddi

Calgary, Alberta, CA
Mar 7 5:30 - 8:00 PM MST

Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Mar 8 5:30 - 8:00 PM MST

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


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