How 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.
Earning a strong credential doesn't happen overnight, but it won't take long! Please see
our article on this topic for more information.
Will 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 renewal activities.
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.
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 else 3. You will abide by ACMP's
Code of Ethics
My application was approved! Do you have any tips for preparing for the exam?
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information to help you succeed in this endeavor.
How long do I have to take the exam?
Upon approval of your application, you have one year to schedule, take and pass the exam.
What 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 attempts.