The world’s first Professional Certification Program for capture management professionals
The Shipley Capture Certification Program™ is based on worldwide, best-practice standards and competency assessment methods. Certification is available at two levels: Certified Professional Capture Manager (CPCM) and Certified Expert Capture Manager (CECM).
Which level of certification is right for you?
The decision to earn a Capture Management certification is a big one, so make sure you choose the level that best fits your current expertise and your future career plans. You should apply for the certification level that matches your experience and expertise.
Capture Management Certification
|Level||Industry Position||Career Position|
|Certified Professional||You will have a thorough understanding of and the knowledge to apply best practice process, procedures, tools and techniques to activities within the capture phase of business development||Have experience within a capture environment|
|Certified Expert||You will have the knowledge, skills and attitude and be able to demonstrate that you are an effective advocate / coach and mentor within capture process. You will demonstrate the leadership skills to drive the application and continuous improvement of capture processes||Experienced Capture Manager with 7 or more years in profession|
The Certification Process
Whichever route you choose, the certification process illustrated below is objective and is applied consistently around the world. It allows you to demonstrate your competencies against best-practice standards.
Certification Price List
Expert Certification is $895 USD, or equivalent in your local currency.
Professional Certification is $695 USD, or equivalent in your local currency.
For assistance at any time, click here to contact Shipley. Also feel free to checkout the FAQ list below.
Would it be helpful to look at the Shipley Capture Guide before starting the process? - Yes, some candidates have found it helpful even if they have already taken Capture training.
Do I have to complete Professional certification first, before Expert? - Not at all, choose the route that fits your current experience; if you are in doubt, then please Contact Shipley for advice.
I’m considering the Expert Level but the Capture Plan I have in mind contains some sensitive information, what should I do? – Please redact the sensitive parts of the Capture Plan before sending to Shipley; if the level of redaction materially affects the content of the capture plan, then additional questions may asked in the competency based interview to address this.
I am an APMP Professional, does that shorten the process? – Yes it does, look at the Shipley Capture Management Certification Program Overview and Competency Framework for details.
Where will my assessor be located? - Your assessor will be allocated in your region wherever possible.
I’m considering Expert – is the competency based interview face to face? No - it will usually be held over the phone; candidates have reported that a phone interview works well and assessors have reported that not being face to face does not negatively impact the outcome.
I’m considering the Professional Level - how long will it take me to complete the Capture Management Assessment Questionnaire? – Allow yourself between 1 and 3 days – but the actual time can vary significantly between candidates especially if you are drawing upon less recent experiences.
I’m considering the Expert Level - how long will it take me to prepare for the competency based interview? – Allow yourself around a day; preparation is absolutely key.
I’m considering the Expert Level - what are the possible outcomes? – You may pass or be deferred. If you are deferred then you will be given reasons why in writing. You must then wait 6 months before you can re-apply and a 50% re-application fee will apply.
I’m considering the Expert Level – how long does it take? – That largely depends on how quickly you can get the requested information to Shipley. Typically, we would expect it to take around 8 weeks from registration to the point at which your competency based interview has been arranged. How long it takes after that is driven by the availability of you and your Assessor for the interview.
I’m considering the Professional Level - what are the possible outcomes? – You may pass or be deferred. If you are deferred then you will be notified by your Assessor of the areas that need to be improved. You will be asked to update your CMAQ and your Assessor will give you guidance on the specific competencies and activities that require more information. There is a six month time limit for providing the additional information. As long as the information is provided to your Assessor within the 6 month period there will be no charge for re-submitting your CMAQ.
Do I have a right of appeal if I am deferred? Yes, via the Chief Examiner.
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