About PuMP Certification
How to become Certified in the PuMP Performance Measure Blueprint Methodology
After you complete the PuMP Performance Measure Blueprint training, you can have your learning formally acknowledged and add another powerful certification to your resume.
What is PuMP?
PuMP is a practical and engaging performance measurement approach to develop KPIs that are meaningful and measure what matters. You can watch an introductory video and read more about PuMP here.
Why PuMP Certification is worth having
PuMP Certification demonstrates your ability to develop performance measures that are meaningful, aligned to strategy, implemented efficiently and focused on driving performance improvement. This is a powerful capability to include in your resume and give you an edge over other candidates for promotions and new positions.
PuMP is certified by APMG, the world’s leading accreditation and exam institute for professional certifications.
After you have passed the exam, and receive your PuMP Certification,you can:
- Use the term ‘PuMP Certified’ or just ‘PuMP’ following your name in your signature and resume, along with other accreditations you have. For example:
Stacey Barr, BSc, Grad Dip, PuMP
- Add your ‘PuMP Certified’ digital badge to your social media profiles.
- Use the PuMP Blueprint materials within your organisation. You won’t, however, be entitled to use PuMP commercially or to represent me or my brand or company in any way. (That’s an entitlement just for licensed PuMP Partners.)
- Brag about how you really know your stuff when it comes to performance measurement!
How to apply for PuMP Certification
After you submit your application for PuMP Certification, you will have 12 months to sit the exam. That’s plenty of time, don’t you agree? We will send you reminders, but please understand that if you fail to sit the exam within this generous 12-month time frame, your application will be cancelled. You can apply again, but there will be a fee of $200AUD.
When you sit the exam, you’ll have a one hour time limit to answer 40 multiple-choice questions (chosen at random from a pool of 99 multiple-choice questions), and you’ll get your score immediately. A score of 75% is needed to pass.
How long your PuMP Certification will remain valid
Your PuMP Certification will stay valid for a period of 5 years from the date of your passing the exam.
The reason for the expiration of five years is that the PuMP Blueprint methodology is something that we believe needs to be practiced regularly, and updated as the methodology evolves over time, to retain current knowledge and skill.
We will contact certificate holders at a period close to 5 years with an invitation to do the exam again, for a small fee, and confirm that their skills have been updated and retained.
Having a requirement for re-certification will ensure the value of the certification as something that is an objective indicator of current knowledge.
Who is eligible to take the PuMP Certification exam?
If you have participated in any PuMP Blueprint workshop or program, you are eligible to take the exam and gain PuMP Certification.
If your participation is in 2013 or later, your workshop or program registration fee covers the certification. You will receive special instructions from us as part of your program communications. For more information about becoming certified or renewing your certification, contact us.
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