Why get accredited if you know how to do your job?
We know that in a world of disruption, those with proven change capabilities are constantly sought after in the marketplace. Employers and recruiters know that an Accredited Change Manager has undertaken an independent assessment of their change capabilities.
The Change Management Institute (CMI) now offers its members the opportunity to become an Accredited Change Manager at three different levels, Foundation, Specialist and Master. Whether you have just a few years of experience or are a highly skilled change leader, CMI's three levels of Accreditation ensure you have access to a relevant assessment of your capabilities. You can complete an Accredited Change Manager qualification from anywhere in the world as assessment is written and virtual.
Why become Accredited?
Stand out from the Crowd
Certifications demonstrate your willingness as a candidate to take the extra mile, and do more than just your job. It shows you have earned the recognition of your profession through initiative, currency of knowledge, ability and determination.
Show Your Value Through Certifications
By showing your skills are up to date you might be more in line for the next promotional progression in either your current role or for the next role. You are also showing your employer that you're a valuable member of the team and that you're willing to learn.
Additionally, you'll be able to make a better argument for implementing the change approaches that you want to introduce into your enterprise, both from a more informed platform and a position of prestige.
Market Yourself By Getting Accredited
There is also the marketability factor. Accreditation is a particularly unbiased barometer of your skills, and hold great appeal to current and future employers.
Certifications are an inexpensive way to show proof that you're keeping your expertise current and up to date. You are maintaining and exceeding the industry's measurement of knowledge.
Nothing will make you stand out to management like taking on additional education and getting business aligning certifications, especially if you are setting a new bar for the organisation.
Keep In Mind ...
In summary, getting accredited:
- Helps you stand out from the crowd
- Shows initiative when accreditation is not required
- Separates you from peers
- Verifies to management that the accreditation provider is effectively validating your skills for them
- Keeps you valuable and marketable
- Raises management's confidence level
- Shows that your skills are current
- Provides you with personal satisfaction that you've mastered new material
In the words of a CMI Accredited Change Manager:
"Accreditation was a fantastic experience! To be able to demonstrate that my skills have been assessed against international standards has not only increased my competitiveness in the market but my overall confidence in my ability to deliver a successful outcome for my clients."
Assessment is rigorous and thorough. CMI Accreditation is not a test, rather a real world assessment of your proven skills and experience.
Your application will be assessed against the CMI Change Manager Competency Model. Your assessment will involve some or all of the following: written submission, referee feedback, virtual interview, virtual assessment centre.
You'll find everything you need to get started on the website including application forms, application guidelines, competency models and a comprehensive Accreditation Handbook.