While there’s nothing like having some experience under your belt, Business Process Management (BPM) certifications can aid analysts in some key ways: they serve as concrete evidence of business process management knowledge; offer the opportunity to learn new concepts /best practices; and benefit from the experience of trainers/mentors.
While some of these certifications are offered by professional organizations, others have been put together by software vendors. You will also find a variety of training programs that offer certificates on successful completion of a course; these are outside the scope of this article.
To help you get started, we’ve put together a list (in no particular order of preference) of some of the business process management certifications available today, to serve as a guide.
The Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP) certification from the Association of Business Process Management Professionals International (ABPMP International) is based on the BPM Common Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK) and can be earned by having 4 years’ process management, process improvement, or process transformation experience and completing an exam consisting of 130 multiple-choice questions. This certification can lead to a more advanced one known as the Certified Business Process Leader (CBPL). Analysts with less than a year’s experience can however, opt for the Certified Business Process Associate Certification. More information on the different types of certification and qualification criteria are available on the ABPMP website.
Recognized by Forrester Research for providing remarkable training curriculum, BPM Institute offers their widely recognized BPM Certification to give professionals with approximately 3 to 4 years’ experience the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of Business Process Management. Training for the exam can be arranged through third-party providers and the exam is available online. Review the steps towards getting certified.
The Business Process Management Certification from AIIM is available both online and in the classroom. AIIM allows up to six months for professionals to complete the online training course before they take the final exam to earn their BPM Specialist/Masters certification.
Bizagi offers a wide selection of up-to-date Business Process Management training courses led by expert instructors either online or in the classroom. The available courses cover everything from the essentials of process automation, administration and operation, to integration and development. Bizagi also offers an online BPM certification program comprising an online exam and a practical exercise. The 2 available certifications are Bizagi Professional and Bizagi Developer.
The OMG CERTIFIED EXPERT IN BPM™ 2 (OCEB™ 2) certification program is based on the Business Process Modeling Language™, BPMN™ 2. The updated version of OMG’s BPM certification now covers more topics than ever to keep up with the ever-evolving world of business process management. OMG has developed a handy Object Management Group BPM certification coverage table, as a reference of what to expect.
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