Dealing with change is a crucial success factor of organizations in the current rapidly changing market environment. Along with the arrival of digitalization, globalization and industrial 4.0, organizations need to adjust to the new market circumstances quickly in order to keep their competitiveness. Beside generating new solutions, their implementation in an organization becomes increasingly important. In order to use Change Management as a targeted tool for the innovative transformation of future enterprises, we need to improve the systematic education of our employees. In this way, we help them to improve the overall performance, support them to grow quickly in a constantly changing market environment and lead organizations to sustainable development.
As the hidden champion for Change Management, we partnered up with TÜV Rheinland to create a Change Management certification program. The Certified Associate in Change Management with TÜV Rheinland certified qualification is based on our own practice-proven methodology – the CPC Change Compass. Our vision is to enable people to lead and drive changes in their organization successfully.
Who should get certified?
- Project managers and project leaders
- Employees in HR, organisational development, transformation and strategy areas
- Consultants and freelancers
- High potentials and future managers
- Students and people in a professional reorientation in the above-mentioned fields
- People interested in Change Management
What is the purpose of the program?
- Give an overview about Change Management background and theory
- Build-up Change Management competency based on proven methodologies
- Enable people to conduct Change Management projects in their daily work
- Certification of Change Management competency by TÜV Rheinland
How is the certification program structured?
You start your learning journey with completing two e-learning programs – the Basic Level and the Advanced Level. These are accessible via the TÜV platform. They have a modular structure that makes it easy for you to integrate them into your daily work. You successfully complete the e-learning with an online test after each level.
After passing each online test, you can download a certificate of attendance for the respective level from the TÜV platform. If you are taking the program in China, you will receive your certificate of attendance via e-mail.
Your learning journey ends with the Professional Training that includes certification.
The focus in the Professional Training is on applying the Change Management methods you have learned in the e-learning.
In addition, the exchange with other participants from various industries and fields as well as our trainer are valuable.
The training is offered as in-person or remote training by our experienced change managers and concludes with the examination to become a “Certified Associate in Change Management with TÜV Rheinland certified Qualification”. This personal certification is recognised worldwide and is confirmed with a corresponding certificate.
The e-learning training can also be completed independently of the entire qualification.
Languages and logistics for Professional Training
The whole qualification program is offered in Englisch, Chinese and German.
Professional Training is offered in China, Singapore, Germany and Austria.
Dates for the related training at the different locations can be found in our webshop. Depending on pandemic situations, online training will be available, too. For training in China, please refer to our QR Code below.
The professional training has a maximum of 16 participants and a minimum of 7 participants to ensure efficient learning.
Receive and share certificates
Share what you have learned and attract attention with your new Change Management knowledge.
Your final certificate
- Show your certificate on your LinkedIn profile in the “Licenses & Certifications” section
- Add your certificate to your application documents or project tenders to underline your Change Management competences
- Use the training for verification of PDUs for other certifications e.g. PMP
What do our customers say?
Requirements for your certification to become a certified Associate in Change Management
- You must have a general higher education entrance qualification or a specialist baccalaureate. Other certificates can be recognised.
- You have completed the Basic Level Training and Advanced Level Training
- You must have been present for at least 90% of the Professional Level training.
- You must have successfully passed both online examination from mycompetence.de for each of the courses Basic Level and Advanced Level.
In-house training and solutions for business customers
Please contact our team, if you are interested in B2B solutions.
We offer in-house training at your location and schedule for a minimum of seven participants.
Also, it is possible to include the e-learning in your learning management system or include the training into your training catalogue.
Germany and Austria: Information and registration
If you like to register individually for the e-learning and certification in Germany or Austria, click here:
Singapore: Information and registration
If you like to register individually for the e-learning and certification in Singapore, click here:v
China: Information and registration
If you like to register individually for the e-learning and certification in Beijing or Shanghai, scan here:
If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please contact our Product Owner Anne directly:
Partner at CPC Unternehmensmanagement AG
For inquiries in Chinese, you can contact our colleague Wang Man:
Senior Consultant at CPC Consulting Beijing
Or follow CPC Consulting Beijing on WeChat by scaning the QR code:
Question 1: What is the Certified Associate in Change Management with TÜV Rheinland tested qualification and how does this certification help me?
Answer: It is a professional certification for Change Management Expertise, awarded by PersCert TÜV. PersCert TÜV certificates enjoy an excellent reputation in business worldwide. With the comprehensive methodology and the included specialist knowledge in this qualification, the certification is a valuable added value in your competence portfolio and significantly increases your competence in change management projects. This certification is recognized internationally and across industries.
Question 2: How long does it take to complete the basic training and the advanced training?
Answer: It takes about 3 to 3.5 hours to complete the basic training and 4 to 4.5 hours for the advanced training. The actual time depends on your availability and learning pace. Both levels consist of several e-learning modules, each lasting about 15 minutes. You can easily adapt learning to your schedule and where you are.
The preparation for the exam takes an average of 4 days.
Question 3: Do I get certificates after completing the basic and/or advanced training?
Answer: After passing the online self-test, you will receive a certificate of attendance for the corresponding training. There is a confirmation of participation for the basic training and one for the advanced training. The official certification takes place only after the expert training.
Question 4: Can I claim PDUs for my PMP © PMI with the Change Management qualification?
Answer: Yes, you can apply for Basic and Advanced PDUs in the Online or Digital Media category. For expert training, you can apply for PDUs in the Course or Training category. PDUs are recognized by the PMI. Please note that the recognition of PDUs depends solely on the decision of the PMI.
Question 5: How do I get my confirmation of participation after completing the online training?
Answer: After successful completion of the e-learning course, the confirmation of participation is automatically made available on MyCompetence and you can download it there directly. Participants in the e-learning courses in China will receive their confirmation of participation by e-mail once they have passed the self-test.
Question 6: Can I skip the basic and advanced training and only do the expert training?
Answer: In order to qualify for participation in the expert training and to achieve the TÜV examination standard, you must first attend the basic and advanced training and pass both online self-tests. The theoretical basis is essential for participating in the expert training, as the focus is on the practical application of the tools and gaining experience.
Question 7: What are the components of the final exam? What is the minimum I needed to pass the exam?
Answer: The final exam is conducted online by an examiner from TÜV Rheinland. The exam has 80 minutes and consists of 40 multiple choice questions. 67% of the possible points must be achieved in order to pass the exam and receive the certificate.
Question 8: How often is the expert training carried out?
Answer: The expert training courses are planned according to demand. The venue alternates between Frankfurt am Main, Vienna and online in Europe. There are further training courses in Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. The training is also offered alternately in the local language and English. In the case of corona-related restrictions, the training will take place online.
Question 9: Can I complete the two e-learning courses now and the expert training at a later date?
Answer: Yes. It is possible to complete the e-learning courses first and take part in the expert training at a later point in time. However, since the expert training and certification is based on the e-learning, participants need to know the content of the e-learning when participating in the expert training and certification.
Question 10: How long is the certification valid?
Answer: Change Management Qualification is practice-oriented training. To ensure the quality of the certification, it is valid for two years . After two years, practical applications and further engagement with for change management must be proven in order to renew the certification.
Question 11: What happens if I don’t pass the exam?
Answer: In the event of failure, the participant can request a repeat examination of the failed part of the examination at the earliest possible opportunity, but no earlier than one month after the result has been announced. It is also possible to receive a confirmation of participation if no further examination attempt is made.
Question 12: Why should I choose this certification over others?
Answer: Certification in this program provides a broad coverage of expertise that is officially endorsed by PersCert TÜV and internationally recognized across industries. In addition to the general overview of change management, you will receive specialist knowledge of various market-tested methods and a deep insight into the excellent CPC change management methodology. A big advantage is the very structured structure of the content with 4 knowledge areas and 5 process groups along each project life cycle. All groups consist of different tools and templates that you can apply. Further information can be found here: https://cpc-ag.de/en/change-management/
Question 13: How many people already have this certification?
Answer: The certification program was launched in October 2020 and currently over 60 people have already been certified and new graduates are joining every month. In the coming years, we plan to certify 1,000 people in public and in-house training courses at companies.
Question 14: How many participants are there in the expert training?
Answer: The expert training has a minimum number of 7 participants per training and a maximum group size of 16 participants to ensure an optimal learning experience for all participants.
Question 15: How long will it take to receive certificates after the expert training?
Answer: There are regular appointments for expert training, including certification. TÜV Rheinland issues the certificate within one month of successful completion of the final exam.
Question 16: Is there a registration deadline for the expert training courses?
Answer: The registration deadline for expert training is 14 days before the training date. This period of time is intended to ensure that all participants have completed both e-learning courses before the expert training and completed them with a positive online test.