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Professional Certification Programs

Management Concepts courses apply to credits and/or certification requirements for industry certifications from the following entities:

Certification Training for Human Resources Specialists
HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

HRCI, established in 1976, is an internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession. Today, more than 120,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HRCI credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HRCI is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies, and principles. Explore our human resources and human capital programs to see the Management Concepts courses that earn you credit toward preparing for an exam and maintaining these seven HRCI certifications:

  • aPHR™ Associate Professional in Human Resources™
    The first-ever HR certification designed for practitioners who are just beginning their HR journey.
  • PHR® Professional in Human Resources®
    PHR certification proves your mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. and creates a solid foundation for future advancement.
  • PHRca® Professional in Human Resources – California®
    Demonstrate that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California.
  • SPHR® Senior Professional in Human Resources®
    The recognized credential for HR leaders in the U.S.
  • GPHR® Global Professional in Human Resources ®
    GPHR certification validates your mastery of cross-border HR.
  • PHRi™ Professional in Human Resources – International ™
    Proves your mastery of HR operations and best practices, regardless of geographic region.
  • SPHRi™ Senior Professional in Human Resources – International ™
    For HR leaders, independent of geographic region.

Mandatory Certification Training for Contract Specialists and CORs

Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program (FAC-C) and FAC-C(R), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification, Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Officer's Representatives (FAC-COR), and Department of Defense COR.

Many Federal agencies recognize Management Concepts acquisition and contracting courses as meeting the mandatory training requirements of their contracting and COR certification programs. In addition, we offer a wide range of courses that can be taken to satisfy certification maintenance requirements. For a more detail explanation for contract specialists, click here


Federal Acquisition Institute’s (FAI) Federal Acquisition Certifications

FAI is responsible for Federal civilian agency workforce development. FAI is charged through OFPP and OMB with responsibility for development and oversight of the implementation of civilian agency certification programs, including one for contracting personnel referred to as the FAC-C, one for technical personnel called FAC-COR, and one for project and program managers called FAC-P/PM. Management Concepts offers a variety of courses (including those with DAU-equivalency and ACE Credit recommendations) to help you address the FAC-C, FAC-COR, and FAC-P/PM training requirements in your agency. To learn more, please call 888.545.8571.


The National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

NCMA recognizes that professionals in the contract management, acquisition, and procurement fields are continually challenged to improve their skills and increase their occupational performance, so they have entered into educational partnerships with organizations like Management Concepts. If you are an NCMA member, you can apply course completion hours from training successfully completed with Management Concepts towards NCMA Certification.


Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Management Concepts offers DAU equivalency for many of the DAWIA and FAC-C certification courses. Check specific course descriptions for DAU equivalency. We recommend you consult your ACM or DACM for guidance on which courses you should take.


Professional Certification Training for Project Managers
Project Management Institute ® (PMI®)*

PMI® is the leading non-profit professional association in project management, establishing standards and providing the professional certification that is highly sought after by today's competitive organizations. Students may receive Professional Development Units (PDUs), as required by PMI®, to obtain Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), and re-certification.

  • CAPM® : Management Concepts courses prepare you for the CAPM® certification exam. You are required to verify at least 23 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management in order to apply for CAPM® certification. As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Charter Global Registered Education Provider (REP), Management Concepts project management courses satisfy this requirement.
  • PMP® : Management Concepts courses prepare you for the PMP® certification exam. You are required to verify at least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management in order to apply for PMP® certification. As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Charter Global Registered Education Provider (REP), Management Concepts project management courses satisfy this requirement. Our PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp course can help prepare you to take the PMP exam. Click here to learn about our guarantee »
  • PMI-ACP®: Management Concepts courses prepare you for PMI®'s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. You are required to verify at least 21 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in Agile project management in order to apply for this certification. As a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Charter Global Registered Education Provider (REP), Management Concepts Agile project management courses satisfy this requirement. Our Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam course can help prepare you to take the (PMI-ACP) ® exam. Click here to learn about our guarantee »
*PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)

The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) facilitates and promotes the career development and strategic human capital management for the federal acquisition workforce. FAI recently introduced the Federal Acquisition Certification for Project and Program Managers (FAC-P/PM). Management Concepts FAC-P/PM curriculum maps to the core competencies and training requirements for the entry, mid, and senior level FAC-P/PM certifications. Click to see all our FAC-P/PM courses » The CGFM® Training Series


Professional Certification Training for Business Analysts
The International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA®)

The IIBA® is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. In whatever role, whether its requirements management, systems analysis, business analysis, requirements analysis, project management, or consulting, IIBA® develops and maintains the standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners. As a Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) of the IIBA®, Management Concepts business analysis curriculum is consistent with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). Click here to learn about our Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP®) course.


Professional Certification Training for Financial Managers
DoD Financial Management Certification Program Support

The DoD's Financial Management (FM) Certification Program was created in an effort to build a well-trained financial management workforce and achieve the goal of creating auditable financial statements. In so doing, DoD’s leadership will be better equipped to quickly identify and address emerging budget challenges as they arise.

Management Concepts is committed to supporting the DoD’s FM Certification Program by making it as easy as possible for students to determine the training they need to complete their certification.

As a result, we offer FM Connect, our free online tool which uncovers certification gaps and enables users create an individualized training plan for the track and level of their choosing. To register for your free account, visit www.ManagementConcepts.com/FMConnect.


The Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and Management Concepts have formed an educational partnership to bring you the open enrollment Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Training Series. The primary purpose of this series is to provide you with a solid foundation in all areas of local, state, and Federal government financial management, while helping you prepare for each of the three CGFM Examinations. Financial management professionals who do not wish to pursue the CGFM designation can still benefit from taking these courses by gaining a broad base of knowledge in auditing, accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting — an absolute necessity in today's competitive work environment. Click here for more information on the CGFM Training Series.


The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)
Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)

ASMC offers the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC) and the Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) certification program to those persons desiring to demonstrate proficiency in the core aspects of defense financial management. Management Concepts helps prepare those in the Defense Community for the CDFM and supports ASMC’s mission to improve financial management proficiency with DoD by delivering ASMC's EDFMTC in DoD-funded sessions. Click here for more info.

The DoD Authorization Act FY2012, signed by President Obama, empowers the Secretary of Defense to "prescribe professional certification and credential standards" for the financial management community. The CDFM is one of the professional certification programs recognized by the DoD.

For more information on taking the EDFMTC training, please contact Phara Rodrigue at rodrigue@asmconline.org 703.549.0360, ext. 102.

CP-11

CP-11, the Army Comptroller Civilian Career Program, helps ensure consistent workforce education, training, and professional development. Management Concepts CP-11 Mandatory, mandatory for the Multi-Discipline Financial Analyst, Intern/Entry Level, can be found here.


Professional Certification Training for Auditors
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Management Concepts is a provider of Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam preparation course based on the premier-quality IIA CIA® Learning System™. The CIA® designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. If you are interested in earning the most sought-after credential in the global internal audit profession, then you need the best exam preparation course available. Management Concepts offers a three-part Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) review course based on the premier-quality IIA CIA® Learning System™.
  • Management Concepts offers the Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®) preparatory course, designed to help auditors build the confidence to take the CGAP® exam and become a Certified Government Auditing Professional as designated by IIA. Earning the CGAP® certification demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the unique features of public-sector internal auditing.

Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

CGFM Website »

Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)

CDFM Website »

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) 

IIA Website »


International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
IIBA Website »


Project Management Institute
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PREPARING FOR THE PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP)SM EXAM GUARANTEE
PREPARING FOR THE PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP)SM EXAM GUARANTEE

The Management Concepts Guarantee: Management Concepts is committed to the success of our Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam students. Take the (PMI-ACP)® Certification Examination within 60 days of successfully completing our Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam course, and if you do not pass the examination on your first attempt, retake our course for FREE! The following conditions apply:

 

  • - You must re-enroll in an open enrollment offering of our Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam course within 60 days of failing your first attempt at the (PMI-ACP)® Certification Examination
  • - You must submit your score sheet to us, showing that you were unsuccessful in passing the PMI Certification Examination on your first try
  • - Offer good only for first failed exam attempt
  • - This offer is not transferable
PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp Guarantee
PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp Guarantee

The Management Concepts Guarantee: Management Concepts is committed to the success of our PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp students. Take PMI's PMP® Certification Examination within 60 days of successfully completing our PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp course, and if you do not pass the examination on your first attempt, retake our course for FREE! The following conditions apply:

 

  • - You must re-enroll in an open enrollment offering of our PMP® Exam Prep Boot Camp course within 60 days of failing your first attempt at PMI's PMP® Certification Examination
  • - You must submit your score sheet to us, showing that you were unsuccessful in passing the PMI Certification Examination on your first try
  • - Offer good only for first failed exam attempt
  • - This offer is not transferable