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How long does my membership application take to process?

It usually takes up to four weeks, although it often may require less time. The process may take extra time depending on the application or certification fee payment method and having to wait for funds to clear.

How long does it take to approve and process my CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® credentials?

This process may take up to six weeks depending on when the Board of Regents and or the established body of representatives meet in order to assess the incoming applications. The process may take extra time depending on the application or certification fee payment method and having to wait for funds to clear.

Do I have to take a proficiency test to qualify for the CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® credentials?

Yes. If you qualify under the “grandfather” clause and meet the minimum qualifications and experience standards, then no, there is no test to take. However, the ACKMP is currently working on an assessment program for those whom do not meet the minimum CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® program requirements.

If I don’t qualify for the CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® and still want to become a member, what should I do?

Yes. Simply complete the membership application and send it in with your annual membership payment of $35

Why should I obtain my CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® credentials?

Obtaining your CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® is a testament to your hard work and dedication to the Knowledge Management profession. This certification acknowledges that you have at least 5 years of combined business management experience, that you are a dedicated professional within the business management field, that you have displayed good character, and that you are a qualified professional.

 

The CKMA®,CKMT®,CKMS® may also help you differentiate yourself from other job candidates and fellow colleagues. This aspect may help you in obtaining greater career opportunities.

 

Obtaining your CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® enrolls you in a one year membership with the ACKMP, where you will receive program discounts, an educational newsletter, and the opportunity to belong to a nationally recognized business community.

How do I obtain my CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® Certification credentials?

Please see the tab under “Certification Program” & “Get Certified”. As long as you meet the minimum program requirements, you will be on your way to obtaining your credentials.

How much does it cost to obtain my CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® Certification credentials?

The cost of applying for your CKMA®, CKMT®, CKMS® credentials is $250. Payment may be received via online platform, Bank Draft, money order, or via our PayPal merchant account. This fee includes membership in our organization for one full year, is a one-time processing fee of $35, and is non-refundable.

Does this certification provide me with college credits or the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit?

This is a nationally recognized certification program. However, there are some colleges and universities that may choose to recognize this certification in regards to performing an elective credit qualification program and there are other organizations that may award you points for this certification when qualifying for additional programs.

Do I have to participate in any annual continuing Professional education programs (CPE)? What else can I do?

Yes, for every certified candidate; the Certification Board of Regents requires you to earn yearly CPE Credits. However, we do recommend maintaining your annual membership, as well as attending seminars and participating in an annual Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program that consists of at least 10 hours of annual training. The ACKMP is currently working on providing additional training modules that may serve to accommodate this function.

What forms of payment does the organization accept for membership and certification?

We accept bank draft, money orders, certified funds, credit or debit card and payment via our PayPal merchant account.

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