How to Become BPM Certified (CBPA®, CBPP®)
Step 1: Review Pre-requisites/Qualifications
See Eligibility and Experience Requirements. There is a major emphasis on experience as a requirement. You will be required to describe in a narrative format that demonstrates your experience in the context of the knowledge areas of the BPM CBOK®. You will also be required to describe your BPM projects, what you did on those projects in terms of the situation and the business processes in focus and what you did to improve or transform the business processes. If you are not able to meet this experience requirement, it is suggested that you wait to apply and invest the time to acquire the requisite experience.
For those of you who believe you meet the pre-requisite qualifications, you are invited to apply.
Step 2: Prepare
The BPM certification examination is a very rigorous examination structured according to the BPM knowledge areas found in the Guide to the Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK®) and tests your multidisciplinary knowledge and breadth of experience as a BPM Practitioner.
Step 3: Complete the Application
Apply for the CBPA Without Degree
Apply for CBPA With Degree
Apply for the CBPP
Before submitting, be certain that your application is complete. Be certain to describe each project and initiative in such a way that people who will be reviewing your application will be able to immediately understand the outcomes as well as what you personally did to improve or transform each situation. Your description should relate your experience to each of the BPM roles in which you served as well as to the knowledge areas of the BPM CBOK®.
Additional pages may be added if needed, but documents such as resumes or CVs will not be considered.
A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 USD (CBPP®) and $40.00 USD (CBPA®) should be submitted prior to submitting or resubmitting an application to take the exam.
NOTE: Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
To complete the application, be prepared to provide the following information:
- Current Professional Certification- dates obtained and expiration date
- Educational Experience
- Professional BPM experience- including company name and address, job title, dates of experience, BPM role, name and email address of reference for verification purposes, and narrative description of effort.
- Read the ABPMP Code of Ethics
- Payment by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
Step 4: Application Review
Your application will be reviewed by the ABPMP Certification committee. The committee may request additional information or clarification of responses. You will be notified of the determination within 30 business days.
Step 5: Register for the Exam
Once your application is approved, you will be sent the url to register and pay for the exam. For your convenience, you can take the exam at one of the hundreds of testing locations throughout the world.
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Examination Fee (payable to Kryterion testing centers):
CBPA® Exam Fee
- Members: $400
- Non-Members: $550
CBPP® Exam Fee
- Members: $500
- Non-Members: $650
Applicant must take their exam within 6 months of registration.
Candidates will be notified of their scores immediately upon completion of the exam. Upon successfully completing and passing the exam, a CBPA® or CBPP® certification diploma will be mailed to your address on the application.
Step 6: Maintain your Credentials.
The ABPMP International requires that you keep your certification up to date by participating in BPM-related training and/or activities and paying a non-refundable $75.00 (USD) application fee, both of which are required to renew your certification.