Change Management Certifications

Change Management Certifications
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Introduction to Change Management Certifications

Change Management is the sum of all the measures we take, at the professional or corporate level, to move from one state to another. These actions involve a wide range of interpersonal skills such as communication, ability to influence or persuade, among many others. In addition, a Change Manager must know how to distinguish between the importance of all activities and prioritize resources appropriately.

Through APMG®, we offer two Change Management certifications: one on the practice of Change Management and more another more specific one for Agile Change Management. For Change Agents or others who are responsible for leading and/or implementing change, APMG® considers the Change Management certifications primary and the Agile Change Agent certification secondary.

Netmind is accredited through APMG to deliver the following certification trainings.

APMG® Change Management

APMG® partnered with the Change Management Institute® (CMI) to create the first professional certification scheme for Change Managers, based on the CMBoK® (Change Management Body of Knowledge) – the Change Management Foundation and Change Management Practitioner certifications.

The CMBoK is a collection of best practices in change management and aims to become the standard resource for the professionalization of change managers, as well as a standard tool for all organizations who want to improve their change management capabilities. It’s13 competencies detail the theoretical knowledge and practical experience that professionals responsible for leading and managing change should possess. The CMBoK is not a methodology; it is a body of knowledge that incorporates the principles and theories on the management of change. It also incorporates useful business management practices to make change management efficient across organizations.

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Change Management Foundation

Become an effective team member involved in organizational change projects.

The Change Management Foundation certification validates that those who obtain it have the knowledge, skills, techniques, and practices necessary to face organizational changes with guarantees of success from the point of view of the roles that are impacted by change.

The Change Management Foundation level is for anyone who wants a sound understanding of Change Management principles and practices. It is ideal for those wanting formal and structured learning in Change Management.

Candidates for the Change Management Foundation certification must have sufficient knowledge to work on a team involved in an organizational change initiative.

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Delivery: In-person or online, through APMG International and ProctorU
  • Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • Cost: $326.00
  • Pass mark: 50% (25 of 50)
  • Languages: English, German, LATAM Spanish, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Closed book
  • See the APMG International website for more APMG Change Management Foundation exam details. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)
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Change Management Practitioner

Be recognized as a dependable manager of organizational change. 

The Change Management Practitioner certification builds on the Foundation level certification by providing in-depth practitioner-level knowledge on how to practice and prepare strategies for successful change management. Our course format offers the opportunity to  obtaining both certifications – Foundation and Practitioner – through a single intensive class.

The Practitioner level is for anyone with Foundation level knowledge who wants to gain practicing level capability and attain the full certification. It is ideal for those who lead, manage, or contribute to the facilitation of change within an organization.

Candidates for the Change Management Practitioner certification must have the Change Management Foundation certificate in order to sit for the exam.

  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Format: Objective testing based on a case study scenario
  • Delivery: In-person or online, through APMG International and ProctorU
  • Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 2.5 hours to complete the exam
  • Cost: $500.00
  • Pass mark: 50% (40 of 80)
  • Languages: English, German, Polish
  • Restricted open book (only the Effective Change Manager’s Handbook is allowed)
  • See the APMG International website for more APMG Change Management Practitioner exam details. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)

APMG® Agile Change Agent

APMG® developed the Agile Change Management course and certification based on the book “Agile Change Management – A Practical Framework for Successful Change Planning and Implementation.” This certification was designed to build practical ability in agile and change to support effective transformation and change initiatives.

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Agile Change Agent

Agile Change Agents understand the agile ways of working and how an agile approach impacts their role and interaction with those driving and leading change. Those who obtain the certification are equipped with pioneering tools to ensure change initiatives are embedded, adopted and deliver benefits throughout their organizations.

This course and certification is intended for anyone involved in planning, managing, and creating change at work within an agile environment.

Attendees must be participating or have participated in organizational change management.

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Delivery: In-person or online, through APMG International and ProctorU
  • Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • Cost: $326.00
  • Pass mark: 50% (25 of 50)
  • Language: English
  • Closed book
  • See the APMG International website for more APMG Agile Change Agent exam details. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)
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