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Knowledge Management certification

Ann Haibach
 

What are your thoughts on pursuing Knowledge Management certification? Worthwhile? Is there an industry standard certification process? Which certification vendors can you recommend?

Thanks,
Ann

 

Hi Ann

 

Always a realistic question. My view is it is hard to offer “certification” in a discipline, career field, or practice where there are not yet standards on competence or proficiency, there aren’t continuing education requirements, nor accreditation of the “certification” providers. (Compare to CPA, professional engineer, SHRM, CPCM)  Organizations that sell “certification” are essentially selling training aligned with their view of KM. You will find that there are people with no experience or prior expertise in KM attending a “certification” course and being “certified.”

 

Having said this, there can be value in taking the KM training offered as long as you have context and manage your expectations about the outcome you are pursuing. The KM profession is moving in the right direction through the efforts of dedicated KM professionals in developing ISO standards to which certification can be aligned. That is down the road in time.

 

I offer two articles I wrote on Linked In to provide more perspective.  You will have to be the ultimate decider on the value of taking this training.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/practically-speaking-does-professional-certification-knowledge-bill/

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-ii-practically-speaking-does-professional-knowledge-bill-kaplan/

 

best

 

Bill

 

  

 

Learn more about the solutions and value we provide at www.workingknowledge-csp.com

 

 

 

 

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What are your thoughts on pursuing Knowledge Management certification? Worthwhile? Is there an industry standard certification process? Which certification vendors can you recommend?

 

Thanks,

Ann

Edwin Morrris
 

Ann,
Are you seeking academically accredited programs?

Edwin K. Morris mobile


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Hi Ann

 

Always a realistic question. My view is it is hard to offer “certification” in a discipline, career field, or practice where there are not yet standards on competence or proficiency, there aren’t continuing education requirements, nor accreditation of the “certification” providers. (Compare to CPA, professional engineer, SHRM, CPCM)  Organizations that sell “certification” are essentially selling training aligned with their view of KM. You will find that there are people with no experience or prior expertise in KM attending a “certification” course and being “certified.”

 

Having said this, there can be value in taking the KM training offered as long as you have context and manage your expectations about the outcome you are pursuing. The KM profession is moving in the right direction through the efforts of dedicated KM professionals in developing ISO standards to which certification can be aligned. That is down the road in time.

 

I offer two articles I wrote on Linked In to provide more perspective.  You will have to be the ultimate decider on the value of taking this training.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/practically-speaking-does-professional-certification-knowledge-bill/

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-ii-practically-speaking-does-professional-knowledge-bill-kaplan/

 

best

 

Bill

 

  

 

Learn more about the solutions and value we provide at www.workingknowledge-csp.com

 

 

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...]
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 11:25
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Knowledge Management certification

 

 

What are your thoughts on pursuing Knowledge Management certification? Worthwhile? Is there an industry standard certification process? Which certification vendors can you recommend?

 

Thanks,

Ann

Ann Haibach
 

Edwin,

Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

Ann

Howie Cohen
 

Ann, 

        It is worth it to take a class.  It may be less valuable if you try to do it online but it is a very good and educational experience to meet other people in the field.  

Best, 
Howie 

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM, ann.haibach@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

Edwin,


Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

Ann


Edwin Morrris
 

Hello Ann,

The certification in accredited academics is available and growing. To the topic of certification to a national or international standard I am not seeing cohesive evidence of.

Yours in knowledge,

Edwin

 

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Edwin,

 

Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

 

Ann

Chuck Georgo
 

I achieved certification through www.KMInstitute.org. I found it to be a great program, reasonable cost, got to interact with 20+ other KM professionals during training, and they have a lot of post-certification resources available.  (and, no they aren’t paying me to say this 😊)

 

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Ann, 

 

        It is worth it to take a class.  It may be less valuable if you try to do it online but it is a very good and educational experience to meet other people in the field.  

 

Best, 

Howie 

 

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM, ann.haibach@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:

 

Edwin,

 

Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

 

Ann

 

Douglas Weidner
 

Search Google for KM Training and Certification.

You will find there is a dominant and proven provider with Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) and other certs since 2001.

Douglas

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 2:05 PM, Howie Cohen howardscohenmba@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

Ann, 

        It is worth it to take a class.  It may be less valuable if you try to do it online but it is a very good and educational experience to meet other people in the field.  

Best, 
Howie 

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:02 PM, ann.haibach@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:
 

Edwin,


Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

Ann



Anthony Rhem
 

Ann, et al.

 

The Knowledge Management Institute (http://www.kminstitute.org/) provides a robust Knowledge Management Certification program. This program also has specialist areas where you can also achieve certification. KMI CKM and/or CKS-IA training has been identified as a requirement on many job postings (primarily from the government). This program is being taught in the U.S. and internationally. For full disclosure, I am the instructor for the CKS-IA course and have been involved with KMI since 2006. Access the website for more information and to reach out to their representatives.

 

Best Regards

 

Dr. Anthony J. Rhem, PhD.

Principal

A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc.

www.ajrhem.com

Office: 312-396-4024

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:12 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] Knowledge Management certification

 

 

Hello Ann,

The certification in accredited academics is available and growing. To the topic of certification to a national or international standard I am not seeing cohesive evidence of.

Yours in knowledge,

Edwin

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 1:03 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] Knowledge Management certification

 

 

Edwin,

 

Not necessarily.  I'm seeking input from the group about whether legitimate certification options exist for KM and which KM certifications are worth pursuing.   From Bill's perspective, KM certification isn't available yet.  Do you share that perspective?

 

Ann

Stan Garfield
 

This topic comes up periodically in this community. I have included links to three previous threads in my article Are you certifiable in knowledge management?

Daan Boom
 

Dear Ann: 

I think Bill Kaplan reflected the current status very well. The available certification course, gives you a head start and understanding what it is all about and defines concepts or schools of thinking which may help you to specialist in one direction. Fr the 5th year, CCLFI is running a 6 month online KMPractitioners Certification Course. The course runs, based on demand, twice a year with an average participation level of 35 students, private and non-profit- from the 5 continents, We are now running the 12th course with 40 students and the evaluations are very positive. This is also reflected in the fact that some organizations have made this course mandatory for their staff interested to pursue a career in KM. The certificate, if completed is merely a recognition that you the student has completed the theoretical part as well as the practicum which forms an integral part of the course. 

There is a growing demand for KM courses and I see this also growing in current work for Universities to develop a colloquium, associated with a social or technical study. 

Daan


On Jan 31, 2018, at 23:12, stangarfield@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:

This topic comes up periodically in this community. I have included links to three previous threads in my article Are you certifiable in knowledge management?


Ann Haibach
 

Thanks, Stan.

I read your article and was curious about the three organizations you listed that offered KM certification at the time you wrote the article. I found that the link to KMCI was to a web page that hasn't been updated in years (the website's banner urges registration for an upcoming CKIM class in 2010) and the link to KMPro no longer worked, leading me to conclude either that the concept of KM certification never quite took off or that KM Institute was the only organization able to make a go of it. Interesting.

Ann