What is CMI Accreditation?
The Change Management Institute is committed to the creation and promotion of professional standards in change management.
CMI accreditation enables change professionals to have their capabilities independently assessed and recognised on two levels:
Accreditation is available to CMI members only and requires current membership to remain valid. To find out about joining CMI click here.
How does accreditation work?
The Change Management Institute is committed to providing professional standards in the change management field. The CMI accreditation is comprehensive and unique. Assessment is based on behavioural competencies and by offering two levels it provides a strong developmental pathway for change management practitioners at different points in their careers.
Foundation – This competency model identifies what a skilled change management practitioner with 1-3 years’ experience would be expected to do.
The accreditation process verifies the capabilities of the competency model through a combination of knowledge, education and practical application.
Find out more about the Foundation level HERE
Master – This competency model identifies what a skilled change management practitioner with 5+ years’ experience would be expected to do.
The accreditation process verifies the capabilities through the assessment of a portfolio of case studies, multiple reference checks and participation in a change management assessment centre.
Find out more about the Master level HERE
Hear what accredited change managers have to say
Annette Holmes The process of accreditation made me consider the different functions of my change management role, in a more systematic way, against a set of standards and competencies...Read More
Dan Rickards Gaining accreditation meant that the skills I have developed, in the Change Management space over the last ten years, would be validated. It was hard work; it really makes you examine your experiences - giving specific examples of how you’ve met CMI’s core competencies. Overall, I found the accreditation challenging but very rewarding in equal measure....Read More
James Bedford I enjoyed the experience of assessing my recent work against each skill area in the Master Competency Model. I was lucky that I had just completed a 14 month change project, and there was a lot of evidence to refer to. I found it reasonably easy to write, and there is a tight word limit so you can’t afford to be verbose. The final part of the Accreditation process was a Case Study and presentation. This was fun, well organised and ...Read More
Deborah Feakins I was the first person in the UK to gain CMI ACM Master Accreditation. The process was demanding and rigorous. It also provides a great opportunity to look at what you do as a senior Change Manager across a set of core competencies...Read More