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Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™)

About CCMP

The CCMP™ is a globally recognized credential established by ACMP for professionals to demonstrate their commitment to leading the way change works. The CCMP™ was developed based on ACMP’s industry-leading Standard for Change Management® (“The Standard”) that defines best practices in change management. The CCMP™ is a way for professionals to demonstrate their investment in ongoing development while successfully applying their experience to respond to a breadth of change management situations.

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Benefits of Becoming Certified

For Me

  • Your knowledge and experience impartially validated
  • Evidences your familiarity with The Standard for Change Management®
  • Enhances career prospects and gives you an edge in competitive situations
  • Grants credential developed against ISO and ANSI standards
  • Demonstrates your commitment to personal career growth and professional development in the domain

For My Organization

  • Provides your organization with a competitive edge in recruiting and retaining change management specialists
  • Boosts internal and market-facing credibility
  • Provides professional recognition for your change management team
  • Contributes to their development path for change management professionals
  • Enables your practitioners to adopt and use The Standard®
  • Contributes to the effectiveness and consistency of your organizations change practices

CCMP Graduate Stories

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in 3 Easy Steps

Determine Eligibility

Complete the Online
Application & Essay

Take the Exam

Determine Eligibility

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

Education & Experience

A 4-year degree (or international equivalent) and 3 years (4200 hours) of change management experience


Secondary education (high school or international equivalent) and 5 years (7000 hours) of change management experience


Completion of 21 hours of instructor-led change management training in the past seven years. The QEP Registry provides a listing of courses that align to The Standard for Change Management®, but you may also take qualifying courses that are not listed on the registry. For more information, check out the benefits of training with a QEP.

Qualified Education Provider Courses

ACMP's Qualified Education Provider™ (QEP™) program qualifies change management training and continuing education courses that align to ACMP's Standard for Change Management® and adult education best practices.

The QEP program is aligned to the Certified Change Management Professional™ (CCMP™). Qualified courses can be found in the QEP Registry giving potential students and future CCMP candidates one place to search for the change management courses they need.

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Application & Exam

Before your application can be reviewed, payment must be made. Payment is the final step after entering your experience, education, training, essay question responses and agreeing to the Statement of Understanding. The application fee includes the exam fee.

Members $595 USD

Non-members $745 USD

Upon approval of your application, you will receive a link to register for the exam at one of our exam locations. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you may retake the exam up to two additional times for a fee within the one-year window.

Exam Windows

January 1 - April 30, 2018
August 1 - December 31, 2018

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Corporate Packages

Packages are available exclusively for businesses or corporations looking to have a group of change management practitioners go through the certification process together.

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Exam Retake

If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, you may retake the exam up to two additional times within the one-year window for a fee.

Members $300 USD

Non-members $375 USD

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Maintaining Your Certification

Renew 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. This process demonstrates to employers that you remain committed to developing your knowledge and experience to stay current, and have the right to continue using the CCMP™ credential.

Continuing Education

PDUs can be earned several ways: by attending conferences, QEP courses and webinars. If you do not accumulate 60 PDUs or do not submit the renewal application within the active certification cycle, your certification will be suspended and you may not refer to yourself as a CCMP credential holder. The suspension period lasts for one year after which your certification will expire and you must submit a new application, starting the process from the beginning, if you want to regain the credential. Refer to the Candidate Handbook for more information about the certification maintenance process.

Report PDUs

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. In the third year, all PDUs are submitted for approval along with a fee. Log in to the portal to begin reporting PDUs.

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Where Can I Earn PDU Hours?

Are you looking for ways to earn your PDUs? ACMP has several ways for you to earn your required professional development hours in order to maintain your CCMP certification.

CCMP™ Graduates

Becoming a CCMP is only the beginning – check out My CCMP Story to tell us how the CCMP impacted you! Check out the Certificant Registry to see your name posted amongst other CCMP grads. And, if you are part of the first 500 certified, go down in CCMP history!

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Phone: +1.888.389.0130 -- 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
Outside of the United States call +1.407.392.3373

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST


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