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2017 Changes to the CMP International Standards

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There were minimal content changes to the standards. Many of the changes were to eliminate skills or sub skills that appeared in more than one domain, an issue that became clear when many CMPs or candidates attempted to align their continuing education credits with the CMP domains.


Changes include:
  • All "Common Knowledge" statements were removed. The previous version of the CMP-IS was developed to reflect consistency with other industry competency models, MPI’s MBEKS and Canadian Human Resources Council Competency Standards. The common knowledge statements are not tested in the CMP exam and caused confusion for many candidates, so we removed them.
  • The Professionalism Domain (J) was removed because those knowledge statements are included in the CMP code of ethics that every CMP and CMP candidate now must acknowledge and agree to on their application. 
  • Some terminology changed slightly: "Ability (Know How to)" changed to "Skills" and "Sub Skills."
  • Some language was modified to be more concise but did not change the overall skill or sub skill. 
The updated CMP-IS will be incorporated into the CMP exam beginning with the May 5-14, 2017 testing window.


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