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Get Started with ACMP’s Certified Change Management Professional Program


Get Started with the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) Program


Click here if you're ready to begin your application now.  

We want to be sure your application experience is as smooth as possible by providing the resources below to help you along the way. You can find more information and support on our certification website ( and the CCMP Candidate Handbook. Refer to the bottom of this page for additional links to resources and policies.

Here is an overview of the CCMP process:

Step 1


Begin by determining whether you qualify for CCMP. You require:

  • Education and Experience:
    • A 4-year degree (or international equivalent) and 3 years (4200 hours) of change management experience, or
    • Secondary education (high school or international equivalent) and 5 years (7000 hours) of change management experience
  • Training: Completion of 21 hours of instructor-led change management training in the past 7 years, in a program aligned with The Standard 

You can begin documenting your experience and training with the CCMP application template. For that and more detail about eligibility, refer to the CCMP Application Guide.

Click here for further details about what Training qualifies.


Step 2


The online application guides you through the entry of your education, experience and training. It also requires you to correctly answer 3 out of 5 essay questions (maximum of 500 words each) demonstrating your change management experience.

You must sign a Statement of Understanding declaring all of your information is truthful, and that you will abide by ACMP's Code of Ethics. Fees are paid upon submission.

Upon successful review of your application, you will be notified that you can schedule your exam.

Click here for Your Guide to a Successful Application.

Click here for a guide to the Essay Questions.

Click here for the Statement of Understanding.

Click here for Fee Information.


Step 3

Application are reviewed by trained assessors. Reviews take an average of 2 to 3 weeks. 


If you meet all the criteria, you will receive a notification that you cam schedule your exam during an upcoming exam window.



Step 4

The exam includes 150 multiple-choice questions testing both your knowledge and ability to apply it to common scenarios. Questions are based on ACMP's Standard for Change Management and the Code of Ethics.

Further detail about what is in the exam and how to study for it is contained in our exam preparation guide.

Click here to find a Kryterion exam center near you.

Click here to view sample questions.

Click here for our flash cards study tool. 


Step 5


Upon completing the exam you will receive indication of your exam results immediately before leaving the exam center. Successful candidates are mailed an official certificate along with guidelines for the use of CCMP™ and maintaining their certification.

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Other Resources

Candidate Handbook

The ACMP Standard for Change Management

The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 

Quick Reference: How to schedule your Exam

Appeals Policy

Complaint Policy 

Complaint Submission Form

Complaint Response Form


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Official CCMP Website




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