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KM Certifications #certification


tomshort_tsc <tman9999@...>
 

I'm looking for options for KM certifications that other KM practitioners have earned and found to be useful. Depending on what I learn I may propose including pursuit of one in my annual development plan. Thanks for any input.

Tom Short


Stan Garfield
 

This topic comes up from time to time. You can search the archives of the discussion board here to see the previous threads.

I blogged about this in August, 2007. I updated the links below:

Q: My organization is very interested in pursuing KM certification from well-regarded providers.  Your thoughts will be most appreciated.

 

A: The following organizations offer KM certification:

 

This is a topic on which strong opinions have been expressed:

 

Here are two alternatives to certification:


 

Here are some additional personal thoughts on certification based on my  experience as a KM practitioner: 

 

1.     It seems hard to understand how a certification can be meaningful involving a body of knowledge that has yet to be organized and codified...not even at the basic lexicon level. 

2.     In addition, meaningful certification programs are accredited by a recognized national or international accreditation organization.  The process involves much rigor and none of the certification programs appear to have this accreditation.

3.     I always question the concept that in order to be certified, one must take the prescribed training offered only by the organization offering the certification.  To me this seems to be about generating revenue for training first, and “certification” next.

4.     If a certification program is truly legitimate representing mastery of an accepted and accredited body of knowledge, it shouldn’t matter where one achieved mastery of the knowledge to be able to sit for the certification or to undergo whatever is required in the certification process.  This has not been the case with existing programs claiming to provide “certification.”

5.     Certification is meaningful if it is accepted broadly as recognition of the mastery of a subject matter area, like a CPA. Do not believe this is true of existing “certification” programs. There are three or more “certifications” offered in multiple programs.

 

Best

 

Bill

 

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Subject: [sikmleaders] Re: KM Certifications

 

 

This topic comes up from time to time. You can search the archives of the discussion board here to see the previous threads.

I blogged about this in August, 2007.  I updated the links below:

Q: My organization is very interested in pursuing KM certification from well-regarded providers.  Your thoughts will be most appreciated.

 

A: The following organizations offer KM certification:

This is a topic on which strong opinions have been expressed:


tomshort_tsc <tman9999@...>
 

Thanks, Stan - appreciate the pointers. (Too bad we can't make topics "sticky" the way they do on some discussion forums - this one would be a good candidate for that.).

Cheers,

Tom

--- In sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com, "StanGarfield" <stangarfield@...> wrote:


This topic comes up from time to time. You can search the archives of
the discussion board here to see the previous threads.

I blogged about this in August, 2007. I updated the links below:

Q: My organization is very interested in pursuing KM certification from
well-regarded providers. Your thoughts will be most appreciated.



A: The following organizations offer KM certification:

* The International Knowledge Management Institute (KM Institute)
<http://www.kminstitute.org/cms/index.jsp>
* KMCI <http://www.kmci.org/>
* The Knowledge Management Professional Society (KMPro)
<http://kmpro.org/static.php?file=training.htm>
* The eKnowledgeCenter KM Professional Development Program
<http://www.eknowledgecenter.com/index.htm>



This is a topic on which strong opinions have been expressed:

* KM Competencies: Is Certification the Way to Go?
<http://greenchameleon.com/thoughtpieces/certification.pdf> by Patrick
Lambe
* Money, Testosterone and Knowledge Management
<http://www.greenchameleon.com/gc/blog_detail/money_testosterone_and_kno\;
wledge_management/> by Patrick Lambe
* A Perspective on Knowledge Management & Training in Europe
<http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/2006/02/a_perspective_o.html>
by Barry Hardy
* Certification wars and standards
<http://www.cognitive-edge.com/2006/08/standards_a_trip_on_the_lego_l_1.\;
php> by Dave Snowden
* I am totally opposed to any attempt to certify people in a
developing field such as KM
<http://www.cognitive-edge.com/blogs/dave/2006/08/dogma_and_definitions.\;
php> by Dave Snowden
* On KM and certification
<http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L001900/> by Dave
Snowden and David Gurteen
* KM Certification
<http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/km-certification> by
David Gurteen
* KMtalk (Malaysian KM Community Blog) Story
<http://www.kmtalk.net/article.php?story=20051005001427244>
* KMtalk (Malaysian KM Community Blog) Discussion Thread
<http://www.kmtalk.net/comment.php?mode=view&cid=396>



Here are two alternatives to certification:

* Cognitive Edge Accreditation principles and process
<http://www.cognitive-edge.com/newsite/accreditation.php>
* KM Training <https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/kmtraining>