Overview of Business Process Management (BPM) Certifications
In a 2023 Value of IT Certification Candidate Report, 92% of certified professionals stated they are more confident in their abilities, 79% report increased respect from their peers, 74% report greater autonomy in the workplace, 39% found new jobs, and 32% received salary increases within 6 months. Furthermore, 91% of hiring managers list certification as a hiring criterion. According to a recent Fortune Business Insights Report, the global BPM market size is projected to grow to $26 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 12% from 2021 – 2028.
OMG-Certified Expert in BPM 2 (OCEB 2) exams validate an individual's knowledge and skills in the way BPM is used in today's complex distributed business environment. The BPM exams test not only a candidate's knowledge of domain standards (e.g., Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN), Business Motivation Model (BMM) and Business Process Maturity Model (BPMM)), but also the application of specific aspects in the field and of industry best practices over a wide range of business process-related topics.
The BPM exams were designed by the BPMN specification authors who understand what BPM practitioners needs to be successful in the industry today. Peers and employers alike will be confident about a certified candidate's ability to participate in and lead real-world BPM enterprise initiatives.
The BPM exam series starts with a foundational exam proceeded by two tracks (business and technical) for a total of 5 BPM certification exams: Fundamental, Business Intermediate (BUS INT), Technical Intermediate (TECH INT), Business Advanced (BUS ADV) and Technical Advanced (TECH ADV).
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The BPM 2 Fundamental (prerequisite to BPM (2) Intermediate and Advanced exams) exam tests an individual's knowledge of basic business concepts and terms, business motivation and planning, business processes and management, BPMN elements, the Analytic Conformance Class, the Descriptive Conformance Class, process quality, governance and metrics frameworks. With a BPM 2 Fundamental certification, an individual is qualified to be a productive and responsible member of a BPMN project team on either the business or technical side. The BPM 2 Fundamental exam is now available in Japanese! Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The BPM 2 Business Intermediate (prerequisite to BPM 2 Business Advanced exam) exam tests an individual's knowledge of the BMM (influencers, assessments and modeling scenarios), advanced BPM areas (advantages of a shared business-wide vocabulary as provided by Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules v1.5 approach) and business process management knowledge and skill areas (Key Performance Indicators, Business Activity Monitoring, process simulation and optimization, and modeling Return on Investment) and industry frameworks for process quality, metrics, and governance and regulatory compliance. With an BPM 2 Business Intermediate certification, an individual, either as a team member or as team leader, is qualified to design and execute a BPM project of moderate scope including its distributed components. The BPM 2 Business Intermediate exam is now available in Japanese! Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The BPM Technical Intermediate (prerequisite to BPM Technical Advanced exam) exam tests an individual's knowledge of the characteristics and capabilities of BPM suites, advanced BPMN modeling, workflow patterns, aspects of business rules, architecture topics (e.g., service-oriented architecture and model-driven architecture), IT infrastructure and business processes including industry frameworks, and monitoring and managing of processes. With an BPM Technical Intermediate certification, an individual is qualified to provide high-level technical support in an enterprise BPM Center of Excellence, direct technical training and quality assurance for BPM projects or be a BPM implementation team lead integrating an application within an existing architecture. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The BPM 2 Business Advanced exam tests an individual's knowledge of alignment of BPM with enterprise goals and resources, advanced business process modeling, management of BPM programs, advanced change management, compliance and assurance, and advanced topics in process improvement. With an BPM Business Advanced certification, an individual is qualified to lead a major BPM project implementation from the business perspective, advise senior management on the application and optimization of business processes to achieve strategic goals, provide both visionary and practical business guidance for large-scale enterprise-wide BPM deployments with highly complex interdependent processes, establish and manage a BPM Center of Excellence, or design and provide in-depth business-oriented training and quality assurance for BPM technologies. The BPM 2 Business Advanced exam is now available in Japanese! Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The BPM Technical Advanced exam tests an individual's knowledge of advanced business process management awareness topics, advanced business process modeling, modeling and metamodeling concepts, enterprise architecture, topics in business rules, implementation and integration, vendor selection, and tool marketplace topics. With an BPM Technical Advanced certification, an individual is qualified to lead a major BPM automation project, advise senior management on the automation and monitoring of business processes to achieve strategic goals and meet governance, risk management and compliance requirements, provide both visionary and practical technical guidance for large-scale enterprise-wide BPM deployments with highly complex interacting processes, build and manage the technical side of a BPM Center of Excellence, or design and provide in-depth technically-oriented training and quality assurance for BPM technologies. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The BPM 2 certifications helped me gain a greater knowledge of business process notation, how to accurately model processes and how to deal with various scenarios while modeling
The customer needs to trust that I have the right skills. A reliable source of such confirmation is the BPM2 certification.
(Business Analyst @ RUAG AG)
I use the knowledge I acquired from my BPM 2 certification in project activities and the preparation of bid documents.
(Executive & PMO @ BGP Management Consulting)
I am better prepared to perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses, more confident in my recommendations… I work faster, knowing exactly which steps to follow when analyzing processes, or which tools to utilize and when.
(@Business Process Analyst)