Improve and gain new skills needed to progress toward managerial excellence.

As an Education Partner to the International Institute of Professional Managers (ICPM), 7Sparx offer the below learning programs which provide individuals with an outstanding starting point toward managerial excellence.

The Value of ICPM Programs

Global Recognition

ICPM is a globally known and recognized education institute with Certified Managers across the world including the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. ICPM has been certifying managers for over 40 years.

Competence Validation

ICPM’s management development programs assist organizations to validate their teams’ managerial competency. Both managers and employers gain advantage from the CM certification which is a valid and important indicator of managerial competency and business professionalism.

University Affiliation

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) is a business center of the College of Business at James Madison University located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ICPM is largest management certifying body in the United States.

Over the years, 7Sparx educational efforts and ICPM’s management certification programs have been focused on developing core competencies and skills needed in today’s dynamic business environment. 7Sparx and in collaboration with ICPM, we provide businesses with two certification options;

ICPM-CS

Certified Supervisor Certification

A new management certification program designed for entry level managers to succeed in their first management role.

ICPM-CM

Certified Manager Certification

A management certification program designed for mid-level and experienced managers to validate competency.

Business & Leadership

Trainings for Business

Get your teams and employees trained on other business topics, Leadership and personal development.

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Integrating CS and CM Certifications

A lot of companies rapidly learn that there is a value in the integration of both the Certified Supervisor and Certified Manager programs into their training initiatives, and employee’s professional development curriculums. The Certified Supervisor (CS) training businesses helps to ensure that entry-level managers are able to fill the roles left vacant by managers who have been nominated to move up in the managerial ladder through the CM certification. With the integrating both of ICPM’s management certifications, companies will be able to increase their talent pool, develop a more efficient organizational structure, and strengthen their company work culture.

The ICPM Competency Model

ICPM programs of CS and CM certifications are based on the ICPM Competency Model. This Competency Model is in reality a comprehensive and elaborate global – business practice analysis that integrate and incorporate value real world business inputs. the ICPM Competency Model draws inputs from business experts, focus groups, and the survey results of thousands of management experts to identify the knowledge, skills, and capabilities that managers need to execute their work competently. By developing skills, gaining know-how, and validating them through assessments, the ICPM has become a leader and a well-known global organization in advancing managerial excellence worldwide.

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Certified Manager Certification

Gain more knowledge, and verify your professional ability to manage and lead with a higher level of proficiency.

7Sparx and in collaboration with ICPM, had trained hundreds of business practitioners and manager. Such training and certification had allowed individuals to verify their abilities to manage and lead withing their organization.

The Certified Manager (CM®) certification by ICPM is a professional credentialing program that verifies individual professional ability to manage, and possibly to lead with a higher level of capability and competency.

7Sparx accredited experts will train individuals to earn a CM certification by ICMP, but individuals will need to meet the eligibility requirements for education and experience, attend training classes, and pass a series of three CM assessment exams. CM Program candidate learners should have previous work experience, yet the title of management within their organization is not required. In general, and based on 7Sparx experience with enterprise customers, Employers leverage the CM certification to distinguish managerial candidates for hiring and further career advancement, and succession planning

CM Certification Quick Overview

  • - 90-hours of learning
  • - 3 study formats
  • - 3 multiple choice online exams
  • - CM certification upon passing exams
  • - Up to 15 months to complete
Complete the CM Application
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Why CM certification is valuable?

The ICPM-CM certification is the result and conclusive efforts by the ICPM to provide professionals to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required by managers at the enterprise for best and competent performance. The effort was based on job task analysis of the management profession across several industries. When applicants earn their CM certification, the certified individuals will have the proof of their management qualifications to supervise, manage and lead within their organization. In reality, the CM certification will empower applicants to be in charge of their careers with the abilities to position themselves for further career advancement.


Methods of Training Delivery

At 7Sparx, The Certified Manager (CM) certification can be delivered in multiple formats which would include Virtual Instructor-Led Training or on site at the customer premises. 7Sparx also have the options to run public course as per market demands. CM certification preparation program is about 90-hours which covers essential business tools and principles for management excellence & best practices that is applicable to our current dynamic business environment. Applicants has enough time that for preparation. As by ICPM, the applicants have 16 months to pass the CM exams and earn their CM certification. Successful applicants obtain the rights and privilege to use the "CM" professional credential as a sign of their management competency. Beside training capabilities, 7Sparx accredited team will work with applicants to apply for their certification education online, and advise on completing the CM application, and purchasing program materials. 

Learning Materials

7Sparx will help CM Applicants to prepare for the Certified Manager exams by leveraging the knowledge and skills of our accredited instructors and using ICPM's custom developed certification materials and study guides. In order for applicants to prepare for the CM certification, the training course materials & contents consist of about 90 hours of learning which are organized into three modules:

Certified Manager I:

Management Essentials

Content Includes:

  • The Management Process Today
  • Characteristics of Managers
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Managing in the Global Environment
  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Promoting Effective Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Using Information Technology to Increase Performance
  • The Legal Environment and Managing Risk
  • Understanding Economics and How it Affects Business

Certified Manager II:

Planning and Organizing

Content Includes:

  • Planning and Strategy
  • Organizational Structure and Culture
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Building High-Performance Teams
  • Human Resource Management
  • Coaching and Performance Feedback
  • Networking and Mentoring
  • Project Management
  • Running Effective Meetings

Certified Manager III:

Leading and Controlling

Content Includes:

  • Leadership
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Managing Change
  • Organizational Conflict and Politics
  • Managing Misbehavior
  • Time and Stress Management
  • Organizational and Operational Control
  • Accounting and Financial Information
  • Financial Management

Study Books and E-Learning Center Access

In collaboration with ICPM, 7Sparx will provide during the Certified Manager Program a printed study book, access to ICPM's e-Learning Center, and a CM certification exam. ICPM's e-Learning Center has multimedia learning capabilities and resources for the applicants to leverage. Some the resources would include PowerPoints, quizzes, notes and outlines to strengthen the students learning and to test their knowledge and comprehension.

Certification Preparation

Applicants for the ICPM- CM have the options to either complete the certification in self-pace mode (individually) or part of a public course or corporate training group being delivered by 7Sparx accredited instructors.

Option1:

Individual, Self-Directed Online Study by ICMP – CM

Students will have a great experience and tremendous learning flexibility by studying individually at his or her own pace, anytime and anywhere with ICPM’s self-learning online certification. Applicants can enjoy a continuous option of the enrollment, which means applicants can apply online and get started immediately. In order to proctor the ICPM - CM exams, 7Sparx can support the applicants to be scheduled for exam and whenever the learner is ready to attend the exam, and hence giving the student the control over the pace of completion. Moreover, the online examinations are taken on any computer connected to the internet which has a reliable access.

Option2:

Group, 7Sparx Instructor-Led Live Online Certification Prep

7Sparx provide the convenience to its customers and learners to experience to attend the training from their home’s offices or any remote location. We have accredited ICPM's instructors that can train live online certification preparation for the corporate, public or individual training. For 7Sparx, both US and international applicants can participate in live online classes which are a combination of live instruction with dynamic group engagement & interaction. Applicants can register for one single module or 3 modules depending on their budget and schedule. Registering for 3 modules, will allow applicants to save on the fee and take advantage of the bundles. It is possible for class or training to start with any of the 3 ICPM- CM modules and enroll few weeks before the course start. 7Sparx occasionally run public CM course in addition to its regular corporate trainings schedule. Individual CM training are available on demand. Please contact sales team for more information.

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Group, 7 Sparx Instructor-Led Classroom Study (On site)

Over the last several years, 7Sparx have been providing applicant with the biggest value from on-site training that have instructor – students interactions, engagements, and deeper discussion. Usually, 7Sparx administer ICPM – CM trainings in small cohorts - Small class sizes of 15- students that allows the instructor to better facilitate learning and maximize student’s interaction, learning and comprehension. Classroom programs are offered in specific geographic regions either for corporate customers or for public depending market demand. 7Sparx tailers the training style to meet the needs local customers, culture and learning audience needs. Accordingly, 7Sparx would customize the prices, course duration, location and program formats. For specific details and start dates, contact 7Sparx sales team for more information.

The Certified Manager Exams

For applicants to earn the Certified Manager certification, they must pass all 3-multiple choice ICPM - CM exams.

The ICPM-CM exams include:

  • Certified Manager I: Management Essentials
  • Certified Manager II: Planning and Organizing
  • Certified Manager III: Leading and Controlling

Content Areas

The three ICPM – Certified Manager exams assess important analytical skills, management knowledge, and decision-making skills in the below areas;

  • The Practice of Professional Management
  • Managing in a Global Marketplace
  • Communication and Information Technology
  • Legal and Economic Influences on Organizations
  • Creating Plans and Strategies for Success
  • Structuring and Organizing Work Projects and Teams
  • Selecting and Training a Diverse Staff
  • Maximizing Employee Performance
  • Leading and Motivating Others
  • Managing Employee Behavior and Conflict
  • Establishing and Following Effective Control Standards
  • Financial and Accounting Concepts

For full ICPM - CM exam details, please review the  CM Exam Blueprint

ICPM - CM Exams
Exams can be administered through 7Sparx or ICPM's e-Learning Center and possibly online assuming the students has a reliable Internet access. Each CM exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and exam time of 120 minutes.

Exam Results and Grading
The exam results are presented immediately to the students with pass or fail results on-screen and by email. Additionally, CM Exams are officially by processed by ICPM on the 16th of each month or the next business day. Valuable and detailed feedback (i.e. strengths and weaknesses in specific content areas) is sent by email to the learner after this grading. Students who passed the exam can use this feedback from CM exam to address areas of weakness, while those who fail can leverage the failed exam feedback to better prepare for retaking the exam. All New Certified Manager will receive a CM certification packets by ICPM within 4 weeks subsequent to the official outcomes of the last (3rd and final CM exam) result have been sent.

Proctoring Requirements

In-Person Option
Many learners choose in-person proctor to observe and monitor the exam. 7Sparx can facilitate to exam proctoring. Please note that Proctors must meet specific requirements by ICPM , based on the ICPM Exam Proctor Guidelines

ProctorU Option
In collaboration with ICPM, we leverage proctoring partner - ProctorU which provides live online proctoring for the CS exam. No special software is needed. An applicant must visit the ICPM ProctorU Exam Portal to create a user account and schedule an appointment to test.  An additional $25 fee applies when scheduling an exam. View  ProctorU Info Guide

Recertification

Recertification of Certified Managers is required in order to maintain the tile, badge and usage the ICPM - CM credential. Existing recertification for ICPM - CM is accomplished by meeting two requirements;

  1. Applicants must pay a $50 re-certification fee annually.
  2. Certified Managers are required to complete 45 management/leadership-related professional development units (PDUs) within the three-year renewal period.

Toward the end of the three-year renewal period, each Certified Manager is required to report his / her 45 professional development units (PDUs) to ICPM. As always, 7Sparx management and the ICPM encourages Certified Managers to participate in a variety of different management activities or role within their organizations to earn the required PDUs.

 

Who Must Recertify?

All ICPMs Certified Managers must recertify. The CM certification is valid for 3 years but Certified Managers are responsible for paying recertification fees at the one-year anniversary after their initial certification date, as shown on their CM certificate, and annually thereafter. Certified Manages will need to report 45 PDUs beginning 3 years anniversary after their initial certification date, and every 3 years thereafter. For example, a Certified Managers who earns the initial certification on Jan 1st, 2015 is responsible for paying a $50 recertification fee for the first time on Jan 1st, 2016 and for reporting 45 PDUs for the first time by Jan 1st, 2018. 

Application

Certified Manager Certification Application

We are appreciated your interest for visiting 7Sparx.com and applying for the ICPM Certified Manager (CM) certification. Please review the eligibility requirements below before completing the application as required by the ICPM. 7Sparx and in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), all applications are reviewed every Tuesday and Thursday, and applicants are notified of their approval status by email within 5 business days.
Please Note: If you are a Military applicant, please contact 7Sparx sales team and they will advise accordingly.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are eligible for the Certified Manager certification if they can document at least 10 total evaluation points, and meet the minimum points requirement by ICPM for both education and experience. 

Ready to Pursue the Certified Manager Certification?

 7Sparx team is ready to help you pursue your Certified Manager education. Are you Ready?

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Certified Supervisor Certification

Start a management career with reasonable, valuable and independent learning

If you are currently supervising others, and you are looking for a career in management, then this ICPM – Certified Supervisor (CS) course is for you.  With this course, you will gain real-world professional knowledge and skills that will be applicable and valuable to your role, and will make you a more efficient, effective supervisor.

In order to earn the ICPM Certified Supervisor certification, all what you need is just to apply online anytime, anyplace, pay certification fees, and study on your own (or with others) to pass the certification exam.

CS Certification Quick Overview

  • - 40-hours of learning
  • - 90-question online exam
  • - Up to 12 months to complete
  • - Multiple study formats
  • -CS Certification upon passing exam
Complete the CS Application

Program Content

The Certified Supervisor certification (CS) has been developed and designed to help learner understand, and work efficiently and effectively with people, processes within their dynamic workplace.
ICPM has developed the Certified Supervisor (CS) over the years and it is the conclusion and aggregation of a comprehensive analysis of the management best practices, which identified the knowledge, skills and abilities that are required for competent supervision.


CS Course Content Areas

  • Planning and setting objectives
  • Leading and motivating
  • Organizing and controlling
  • Quality control
  • Problem solving and ethical decision making
  • Managing groups and teams
  • Staffing, training and appraising performance
  • Managing diversity
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Accounting and finance

Eligibility

Eligibility for enroll in this course is determined based on a point system that was developed by ICPM. The current evaluation process takes both education and work experience into consideration. Minimum qualifications required by ICPM are a high school diploma (or equivalent), and several years of work experience. If you are a US Military personnel who have achieved a rank of E3 or higher are automatically qualified. To determine your qualifications, please contact 7Sparx advisors or fill out a CS application.

Pricing

The current offering of self-study ICPM Certified Supervisor (CS) certification is of a great value at $375 for the package which includes the CS study book, or $275 for only the exam. The package price included free shipping if the student in the USA. For international learners, additional shipping charges apply.

Exam

The ICPM Certified Supervisor online exam has of 90 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within 2 hours (120 minutes). For detailed exam specs view the CS exam blueprint. Learners must take the CS exam within one year after they apply. The exam may be taken online anytime, on any computer, and must be proctored.

Exam Results

Exam results are presented to the learner immediately on-screen and confirmed by email as his / her registration. ICPM certification body processes exam grades on a monthly-basis, and provide comprehensive input and feedback to support learners in their areas of weakness by providing additional studies and professional development.


Proctoring Requirements

In-Person Option
Many learners choose in-person proctor to observe and monitor the exam. 7Sparx can facilitate to exam proctoring. Please note that Proctors must meet specific requirements by ICPM , based on the ICPM Exam Proctor Guidelines

ProctorU Option
In collaboration with ICPM, we leverage proctoring partner - ProctorU which provides live online proctoring for the CS exam. No special software is needed. An applicant must visit the ICPM ProctorU Exam Portal to create a user account and schedule an appointment to test.  An additional $25 fee applies when scheduling an exam. View  ProctorU Info Guide

Preparation

Learning Materials

7Sparx will provide learners with a copy of the Certified Supervisor book and access to e-Learning contents that are available by ICPM. The book contains all the needed knowledge and know-how that you can leverage in your role immediately. 7Sparx will be provide all ICPM E-Learning materials such as PowerPoints, quizzes, practice exams and more. These CS training materials will help adapt the learning experience to the students, and prepare them to pass the CS exam.

Training Delivery

7 Sparx provide also Live online study (live instructor + online group interactions & engagements). Additionally, we provide traditional in-person group learning is also available from 7Sparx for corporate trainings. Generally speaking, many people can study the program on their own pace. Learners can start studying anytime, work at their own schedule, and take the Certified Supervisor exam anytime. We believe that 3 hours of effort per week will allow students to earn their CS certification in 3 months or less.

Application

Certified Supervisor Certification Application

We are appreciated your interest for visiting 7Sparx.com and applying for the Certified Supervisor (CS) certification. Please review the eligibility requirements below before completing the application as required by the ICPM. 7Sparx and in collaboration with Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), all applications are reviewed on daily basis, and applicants are notified of their application status by email within 5 business days.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are eligible for the Certified Supervisor certification if they can document at least 4 total evaluation points, and meet the minimum points requirement by ICPM for both education and experience.

Ready to Pursue the Certified Supervisor Certification?

 7Sparx team is ready to help you pursue your Certified Supervisor education. Are you Ready?

Course Registration

If you already have an 7sparx.com account, please use the same email address when registering for your next ICPM course. We recommend reaching out to 7Sparx training advisors to learn more about registration, assess knowledge, and determine eligibility for certification.

COURSE INFORMATION

ICPM. – Certified Supervisor (CS) and Certified Managers (CM) learning contents are development and owned by our learning partner – Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM). Please reach out to the 7Sparx training advisers for any questions about price, schedule, locations, and any requirements.

EARNING CERTIFICATION

In order to earn either of ICPM certifications (CS or CM), the student must successfully complete the course attendance requirement, pass certification exam. The students should demonstrate that they have attained the essential knowledge to earn the corresponding certification.

Training Session Date Location Price Register
Certified Supervisor Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $3500 View Details >
Certified Manager Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $1600 View Details >
Certified Supervisor Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $1900 View Details >
Certified Manager Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $890 View Details >
Certified Supervisor Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $890 View Details >
Certified Manager Training Oct 19-23, 2020 Online $890 View Details >

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