Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) Certification

This program is available by public enrolment throughout the year for leaders, managers and individual contributors who wish to develop strong Change Management leadership capabilities.

Length: 5 days | Credits: 35 contact hours/PDUs | Full Course Details | Download Course Outline

This program combines two certification courses (and two exams), the Change Management Foundation™ and the Change Management Practitioner™, into one 5-day learning development event. It provides practical knowledge on Change Management techniques and ultimately, prepares you to write the APMG International Change Management Foundation™ and Change Management Practitioner™ certification exams which are taken on the third and fifth day respectively.

TidalShift offers this program as a certified APMG International Accredited Training Organization (ATO). Our experienced instructors are APMG certified.

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This Program is Ideal For:

  • Those wishing to achieve Change Management Foundation™ and Change Management Practitioner™ Certification.
  • Those in a role whose responsibilities include leading, managing, and/or supporting change initiatives.
  • Those working in organizations where a change initiative is being planned or is taking place.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Change Management Specialists.

Benefits for the Individual to Become Certified:

  • Understand the human side of change and know how to help people deal more effectively with change, maintaining their commitment and bringing them successfully through the change process.
  • Understand the various types of change that affect organizations, and know how to draw on a range of professional approaches to support the effective delivery of the organization’s desired outcomes from each change initiative.
  • Know how to identify and work with the stakeholders in a change initiative, and how to plan, execute and measure the effective communications required to build and maintain their engagement.
  • Know how to assess the impacts of change, to develop effective change teams and to recognize and address resistance to change.
  • Understand the process of sustaining change and know how to embed a change initiative as the new ‘business as usual’.

Benefits for the Organization – All About Delivery:

  • Build the organization’s capability and capacity to deal successfully with change, improving agility.
  • Increase the probability of successful business change/transformation – supporting strategic direction.
  • Minimize risks (costs, delays, loss of employee engagement, reputation) associated with failed initiatives.
  • Align change initiatives with established, process-driven methods to develop a unified approach to change.
  • Develop and sustain employee commitment and alignment with organizational purpose during times of change.
  • Build and maintain the engagement of internal and external stakeholders with new initiatives.
  • Manage more effective change communications with internal and external constituencies so that change is understood and supported.
  • Improve assessment of change impact, integrated change planning and successful embedding of change into the life of the organization.


  • Mandatory pre-reading: The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, read in full.
  • Approximately two (2) hours of study is recommended each evening.
  • To qualify for day 4 and day 5 of the program, participants must successfully complete the APMG International Change Management Foundation exam with a pass rate of 50% or higher.

Note: The Change Management Foundation™ and Change Management Practitioner™ certification programs are available separately and not only as a single package as outline above. To obtain your Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) designation you must successfully pass both exams.



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