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CHAMPS2® Certification

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CHAMPS2 LogoCHAMPS2® was originally developed by Birmingham City Council and its partners to assure success in the Council’s £2 billion transformation programme. Now, this proven business change method is made freely available to organizations in the public and private sectors.

CHAMPS2 is a vision led, benefits-driven business change method which is broad in scope and encompasses the whole business change journey. It helps you define your organization’s strategic needs and then provides a tailored journey to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.


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Why Certify?

  • Reduce risk and cost by providing clear guidance, tools and techniques
  • Achieve a high standard of programme delivery through the quality management framework integrated within the method
  • Provide a common language for programme teams and stakeholders across all change initiatives
  • Learn to tailor the method to fit all sizes of projects or programmes
  • Give leadership control through comprehensive gateway processes
  • Build internal change management capability within your organisation.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Ensure innovation aligns with business strategic direction and that the business case is justified.
  • Support realization of benefits to ensure the long term vision and intended benefits are achieved.
  • Help to get buy in from managers with access to information that supports the creation and implementation of strategic change.
  • Support an organization in the creation of a vision and enable them to plan, develop and achieve the deliverables.
  • Design processes to ensure subsequent support of the original vision and keep benefits realization at centre of change through a structured approach.

Benefits for Organizations

  • Ensure transformation makes the expected difference to customers, staff and/or costs.
  • Deliver significant efficiencies and saving to make further business change possible.
  • Build an internal change management capability by embedding CHAMPS2 into organizational change culture.
  • Reduce risk and cost by providing clear guidance, tools and techniques resulting in high standards of programme delivery.
  • Update policies, standards and procedures to support new ways of working.

Foundation Level

The Foundation confirms your understanding of what CHAMPS2 and the training course is typically two days with a 45 minute exam, though the length of the training programme may vary depending on the training organization that delivers the training. The exam is currently paper-based. An on-line exam will be available in future.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 32 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 64%
  • 45 minutes duration
  • Closed-book.

Practitioner Level

The Practitioner asks you to apply your knowledge in a range of scenarios and takes three additional days to complete and the Practitioner exam two hours, though the length of the training programme may vary depending on the training organization that delivers the training. The exam is currently paper-based. An on-line exam will be available in future

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 32 marks required to pass (out of 63 available) - 50%
  • Two hours duration
  • Open-book.

Recommended Reading

The following title is available from APMG-Business Books.

CHAMPS2 - Realising Transformational Change

CHAMPS2 - Realising Transformational Change

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View/download our CHAMPS2 Certification Overview Leaflet and Adobe PDF Logo CHAMPS2 White Paper for further information.