Where were you in 2004? The answers among us will be wide reaching but perhaps we all had one thing in common: we were experiencing some sort of change (professional or personal) or we were leading others through change.
In 2004, Prosci started offering the Prosci Change Management Certification Program in an effort to increase success on change projects within organizations. It was an exciting time in the change management industry. People were beginning to become interested in change management and starting to realize the benefits that focusing on the people side of changes could have. The Certification Program itself was an opportunity for early adopters to be formally educated and recognized as change professionals.
As the industry of change management has taken large strides to become a recognized and respected discipline, Prosci’s Change Management Certification Program has become the industry-leading certification program with over 45,000 people certified around the world.
The ACMP Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP)
Fast forward ten years from 2004 into 2014. It was in 2014 that the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) released The Standard for Change Management, a body of work that provides a baseline understanding and definition of the discipline of change management.
Quickly thereafter, ACMP introduced the Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™) accreditation, an opportunity for change management professionals to be accredited in change management by an independent professional association. In our long journey to help establish and advance the discipline of change management, we were thrilled to see this offering be made available to so many of the professionals we have met and supported over the years.
How to Achieve the CCMP Accreditation
To achieve the CCMP accreditation offered by ACMP, professionals must have:
A four-year college degree
Three or more years of experience in change management
How Prosci Certification Helps You Achieve the CCMP Accreditation
As an organization dedicated to the success of change professionals, we applaud ACMP’s decision to create a change management practitioner accreditation that standardizes change management as a growing industry with a recognized and respected career path. We are committed to ensuring that each Prosci Certification graduate had the education and skills they need to pursue a CCMP.
Gain change management education hours
Prosci was one of the first organizations to become a Qualified Education Provider (QEP) for ACMP, meaning that the Prosci Change Management Certification Program aligns with the ACMP Standard for Change Management and adult education best practices. As a QEP, the Prosci Change Management Certification Program is approved for 23 Instructional Hours.
Gain the skills to immediately apply change management
In addition to the 23 hours toward the ACMP CCMP education requirement, the Prosci Change Management Certification Program gives you the knowledge, skills and tools to drive successful change initiatives. This three-day experiential learning program teaches you to apply a holistic change management methodology and toolset, including the Prosci ADKAR Model, to a real project. You will leave with a change management plan that leverages research-based best practices to effectively manage change and enhance project results.
What This Means for You
In 2017, the reality is that change management opportunities are becoming available at a more rapid rate than ever before. The change management discipline is advancing and developing at a pace and in ways that every change professional should be excited by. Whether you are looking for professional accreditation, certification in the industry-leading methodology and/or ways to advance your career beyond certification, lean into this time to be part of a growing discipline.
Already certified in the Prosci Change Management Methodology and/or on your way to ACMP CCMP Recertification? Check out opportunities available with the Prosci Advanced Certification Tracks.
Michelle Haggerty has been with Prosci for over a decade and is currently responsible for Prosci's service portfolio and internal operations, leading the strategic direction of our offerings and ensuring delivery quality. Through balancing operational excellence with the customer experience, Michelle helps companies optimize the benefits of change management and achieve their project outcomes.