Apmp Mid Atlantic Proposal Conference 10-12-10


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  • Why accreditation – professional growth and recognition
  • As a professional organization, APMP needs to continue providing new sources of learning and development to help you further your career The topic of certification has been discussed since the first APMP conference in San Diego in 1990 and recurred as a hot topic in 1999-2000 Accreditation pilot program was authorized to run in the UK 15 months ago because it was a controlled environment in which to run the pilot Success of UK pilot and rollout led to subsequent US pilot and rollout
  • * Foundation Level doesn’t require APMP membership, but exam fee is more and you can’t use designation
  • the above totals reflect three new records for the number of accreditations issued in a calendar year. ·         The 438 Foundation Level accreditations exceed the previous best of 411 issued in 2008. ·         The 17 Professional Level accreditations exceed the previous best of 10 in 2006. ·         The 467 accreditations (all levels) exceed the previous best of 464 in 2008.
  • On-line training/prep with practice exam from Shipley Associates (ATO) (You arrange to take the real exam.)
  • Apmp Mid Atlantic Proposal Conference 10-12-10

    1. 1. APMP Accreditation Program Overview Beth Wingate APMP Director of Education APMP Fellow Lunch Keynote October 12, 2010
    2. 2. Supports APMP’s mission … individuals and businesses need a competitive edge… Our mission…promote the professionalism of those engaged in those pursuits.
    3. 3. Program background <ul><li>Premise – professional organization should provide opportunities for learning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Long-time APMP interest </li></ul><ul><li>APMP Board authorized pilot in UK </li></ul><ul><li>UK pilot/rollout success led to worldwide rollout </li></ul><ul><li>First accreditations issued in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>APMP sets program standards and syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>APM Group (UK) administers program </li></ul>
    4. 4. Accreditation benefits * It’s a win-win situation for both! <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides independent proof of capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates commitment to career path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiates you from others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases organizational performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids competence-based recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies performers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates commitment to people and helps retention </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Levels, prerequisites, processes <ul><li>Foundation: AM.APMP, AF.APMP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests basic knowledge of best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year experience minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-choice exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practitioner: AP.APMP, APF.APMP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests application of best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years’ experience minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line self assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional: PPM.APMP, PPF.APMP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests advocacy of best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 years’ experience minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation and interview </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. From Foundation to Professional Provide Referee confirming 1+ year’s experience Take Foundation Level Exam 75 multiple-choice questions (42 correct to pass) Foundation Level Pass Pass Professional Level Provide Referee confirming 7+ years’ exp and “soft skills” assessment Pass Panel Interview Complete PPIP Referee Assessment Confirms Fail Wait 6 months Fail Wait 6 months Fail Wait 6 months Fail Wait 6 months Provide Referee confirming 3+ years’ experience Practitioner Level Pass Complete PPAQ Self-Assessment
    7. 7. Status Year Foundation Practitioner Professional Annual Total 2004 55 1 0 56 2005 71 7 2 80 2006 120 33 10 163 2007 285 26 5 316 2008 411 44 9 464 2009 392 36 6 434 2010 (through Sept.) 438 17 12 467 Cumulative Total 1,772 164 44 1,980
    8. 8. Accreditation fees (through 12/31/10) Accreditation Level US Dollar Pound Sterling Euro Australian Dollar Foundation for  APMP members US $400 £250 € 300.00 A $550 Foundation for non-members US $600 £430 € 480 A $930 Practitioner – APMP members only US $650 £470 € 520 A $1,010 Professional – APMP members only US $850 £610 € 680 A $1,310
    9. 9. Accreditation CEUs <ul><li>Every 2 years to maintain accreditation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation – 20 CEUs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioner – 40 CEUs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional – 40 CEUs </li></ul></ul>* For details about CEUs, see www.apmp.org/fv-425.aspx <ul><li>CEU sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Home-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Approved/relevant training </li></ul><ul><li>Material preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Event attendance </li></ul><ul><li>APMP service </li></ul>
    10. 10. Earn your Foundation <ul><li>Prepare on your own studying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Shipley Proposal Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APMP Foundation Level Accreditation – Glossary of Terms ( www.apmp.org/fv-407.aspx ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APMP Accreditation Syllabus ( www.apmp.org/fv-408.aspx ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-line exam ( www.apmg-exams.com/UKPstart.asp ) </li></ul><ul><li>ATO-led training/prep and off-line exam </li></ul><ul><li>On-line training/prep with practice exam from Shipley Associates (ATO) </li></ul>* Exam (on-line/off-line) is pass-fail, multiple choice, and open book
    11. 11. Next steps <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become accredited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay for accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize accreditation achievement </li></ul></ul>* For Accreditation Program details, see www.apmp.org/ca-16.aspx