Change Management Foundation & Practitioner Course (APMG)

Developed in partnership with the Change Management Institute (CMI) – this is the definitive certification to distinguish effective change managers.

Get recognized for possessing the knowledge needed to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing and sustaining change initiatives.

Certify your ability to:

  • Draw on a range of professional approaches to enable an organization to implement change effectively.
  • Help people adjust to organizational change.
  • Maintain stakeholder engagement during a change initiative.
  • Minimize the risk associated with failed change initiatives.
  • Establish effective change teams and address resistance to change.
  • Increase the probability of successful business change or transformation.
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Who is Foundation for?

Anyone involved in change initiatives who require a working knowledge of the key principles of change management.
Professionals pursuing the Change Management Practitioner certification – the Foundation certificate is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

What are the key things you will learn?

  • How individuals are impacted by and react to change.
  • How the process of organizational change occurs and the roles that collaborate to deliver it successfully.
  • How to build and improve an effective change team.
  • Developing strategies to help and motivate individuals through change.
  • How to build an effective change team and to contribute to discussions about how to improve the effectiveness of a team.

Exam format:

  • Multiple choice
  • Four sections, total of 50 questions
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book


What is required?

Change Management Foundation certificate

Who is Practitioner for?

Change managers and aspiring change managers.
Key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of change programmes – such as Senior Responsible Owners, Business Change Managers, Programme Managers and operational line managers.
Change Management Foundation certified individuals. Foundation is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner level certification.

What are the key things you will learn?

How to identify the organizational drivers of a change initiative and how they link with any governance structures.
A range of organization paradigms to understand, support and sustain change processes.
Effective preparation for a change initiative including building the change team, offering insights which improve team effectiveness.
How to establish a clear framework of roles, skills and activities through which leaders can support and sustain the change process.

Exam format:

Objective testing based on a case study scenario
4 questions of 20 marks each
40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50% 2.5 hours duration
Restricted open book – The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook may be used in the exam

Practitioner Re-registration

The Change Management Examination Board has determined that all Change Management Practitioners should be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification.

The Practitioner Re-Registration exam is set to the same standard as the original Practitioner exam – albeit slightly shorter with a 90-minute duration.

Choose an ATO for a Practitioner Re-Registration briefing session or book an exam through the Self-study option.

Exam format:

Objective testing
2 questions each worth 20 marks
20 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) – 50% 1.5 hours (90 mins) duration
Restricted open book – The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook may be used in the exam


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