The Association of Business Process Management Professionals have announced their long awaited certification program, the CBPP. Hoping to be the premier certification of choice it allows both members and non-members to take the examination that can meet the pre-requisites, study the CBOK and pay the appropriate fee.
Recertification is every 3 years to maintain continuous professional development.
I think this is one of the better qualifications out there personally, a lot of time and thought has gone into producing the CBOK, albeit from purely a theoretical pov so it lacks some more on the practical side.
However the real test of the value is not in the numbers that take up the exams but recognition by the community, vendors and clients alike. Perhaps some more work before announcing should have been done to gain firm support from these quarters to ensure that the professional community won’t be buying into yet another piece of expensive paper to hang on the wall.
You can find the certification program details here.