The Association of Business Process Management Professionals International (ABPMP) has announced an associate level Business Process Management (BPM) practitioner certification: The Certified Business Process Associate (CBPA®). Chris Ottesen, Vice President of Certification Services de ABPMP, explained the certification on January 21 via webinar. This CBPA® certification overview webinar is open to members and non-members or you may view the slides (PDF).
Ottesen explained that this certification is for individuals who may be fairly new to the business transformation profession and recognizes broad-based foundation level skills and understanding. These professionals have a solid understanding of BPM concepts and may have some work experience the field, but do not have the full four years of hands-on experience required for the second level of certification – the Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP®). The target for this certification is the practitioner who has completed (or is in the process of) his or her under graduate degree or has been working in a business process management related role for at least one year. The exam demonstrates the credential holder’s understanding of business process improvement and transformation concepts across the disciplines covered by the BPM Common Body of Knowledge (BPM-CBOK®). The CBPA® certification allows people who are newer to the profession to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts, approaches, techniques and technology that are needed to succeed in BPM and helps them stand out among his or her peers. These types of skills are highly valued by major global corporations, government, and consulting organizations across all industries groups.