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ASP CERTIFICATION FAMILY OF CREDENTIALS (updated in 2018)

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SMP SPP
 

Credential Title SMP: Strategic Management Professional Level II SPP: Strategic Planning Professional Level I
Role
  • Works with C-Level Executives and their Teams
  • Works with Executives, Managers, and their Teams
Eligibility
Requirements
  • 5 years (minimum) as an experienced internal Executive or external Consultant leading multiple Strategic Planning assignments
  • College Graduate or 10 years work experience
  • Holds SPP credential or meets all of its requirements
  • 2 years (minimum) in an internal planning role or as a junior external planning consultant
  • College Graduate or 5 years work experience in strategic planning or related field
Application Process:
Steps to Obtaining
Credential
  • Submit ASP Qualifying Application and pay Application Fee
  • Upon qualification, submit PTC Test Center Application and pay Exam Fee
  • Take and pass Exam Level II for SMP.

Note: ASP Pioneers were Exam Exempt as they created the Exam Questions.
  • Submit ASP Qualifying Application and pay Application Fee
  • Upon qualification, submit PTC1 Test Center Application and pay Exam Fee
  • Take and pass Exam Level I for SPP
Exam Information:
Exam administered
for ASP by PTC 1
  • 3 hours and 160 questions
  • SMP Exam covers Level II
    in ASP BOK Framework
  • 3 hours and 160 questions
  • SMP Exam covers Level I
    in ASP BOK Framework
Qualification
Application Fee
SMP
SPP
Candidate Exam Fee $450 $450
Re-Certification
Requirements 2
  • Every five years

  • Submit 100 Contact Hours2
  • Provide 10 potential SMP Exam Questions on Level II competencies
  • Every three years
  • Submit 50 Contact Hours2
  • Provide 10 potential SPP Exam Questions on Level I competencies

1 ASP contracts with Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), an independent third party testing
   service. www.ptcny.com .
2 Recertification requirements and fees are currently under review and may be revised as of 2012.
3 Contact Hours Calculation: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours.
   ASP REPs hours are double credit (5 REP contact hours = 1 CEU).
   ASP REPs (i.e. Registered Educational Providers) are independent vendors qualified by ASP to
   teach its Body of Knowledge.
4 For student membership criteria, see ASP Student Discount Policy on the ASP Membership/Application webpage.

   Membership/Application webpage.
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