Resources

University Programs

Cornell University

- Change Management Certificate

Harvard University - Extension School

Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives

 

Michigan State University

Professional Certificate in Change Management

 

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

 

Pennsylvania State University

Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change

 

Private-Sector Certification Programs

 

Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) 

  • The CPCM certification, offered through the Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM), focuses specifically on identifying and fixing problems in an organization. This is the type of course that would be best for someone working with development processes or who oversees product life-cycles. It covers everything from identifying areas for change, implementing that change, encouraging employee buy-in and creating resilient strategies. $745

Change Management Specialist (CMS)

  • Offered through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI), the CMS certification covers the basics of change management and how it is applied in the workplace. The training material covers the “key competencies required to function in the role of a manager within a changing corporate environment.” Training and the exam take place online, so it’s easy to work into a busy schedule since it is self-paced. $300

Certified Problem and Change Manager (CPCM) 

  • The CPCM certification, offered through the Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM), focuses specifically on identifying and fixing problems in an organization. This is the type of course that would be best for someone working with development processes or who oversees product life-cycles. It covers everything from identifying areas for change, implementing that change, encouraging employee buy-in and creating resilient strategies. $213

Change Management Certificate Program from the Association for Talent Development

  • ATD offers a Change Management Certificate Program that focuses on improving efficiency, productivity and service quality. The program takes place online or in person, and covers implementing change processes, change management tools, qualities of a change leader and how to encourage the organization to embrace change. The online course takes place over six sessions, totaling 12 hours; the on-site course takes place over two days. $1580

 

AIM Change Management Certification

  • The Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification, created by APMG International in collaboration with CMI, certifies your abilities and skills to “support smooth organizational change.” The exam focuses on the key skills for change management including motivating employees, engaging stakeholders, assembling teams and delivering on effective change strategies. Exams take place online, but you’ll want to find an American vendor if you are taking the exam in the U.S. APGM is located in the U.K. but Pink Elephant, a global training company, offers a variety of three-day courses online and in person that you can sign up for to earn your APGM certification. $3.500

 

Prosci Change Management Certification

  • This certification focuses on Prosci’s ADKAR model of change management, which is a proprietary methodology that the company says is useful for IT professionals. The exam fee is steep, but it includes hotel accommodations, all meals and any activities included in the program. The company also handles your hotel reservations, since it’s a requirement to stay at the venue for the three-day workshop. Workshops take place in a variety of locations across the U.S., typically at picturesque resorts and vacation spots. $4,260

APMG International - Change Management Foundation Certificate 

  • The Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification, created by APMG International in collaboration with CMI, certifies your abilities and skills to “support smooth organizational change.” The exam focuses on the key skills for change management including motivating employees, engaging stakeholders, assembling teams and delivering on effective change strategies. Exams take place online, but you’ll want to find an American vendor if you are taking the exam in the U.S. APGM is located in the U.K. but Pink Elephan, offers a variety of three-day courses online and in person that you can sign up for to earn your APGM certification. $1,695

 

Acuity Institute - Change Management Professional Certification

  • Program is the most complete certification package available. It includes 3 months of online course access along with instructor and customer service support; we are your team throughout your program. Also included at no extra cost is the comprehensive Change Management Simulated Project, Change Management Certification Exam, Change Management Toolkit, and the Change Management course eBook. $495

Professional Associations

Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)

Change Management Institute (CMI)

 

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

 

Management and Strategy Institute (MSI) 

 

Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) 

 

Coming Soon: PSOCM Certificate

Questions? richcarson@psocm.org