ICPM Foundations of Management Pathway

The Foundations of Management (FoM) certificate is designed for employees interested in transitioning to a management or supervisory role. This 45-hour program provides essential tools and principles to establish a working knowledge of management practice and includes a 90-question online exam to validate learning. Applicants who pass the FoM exam within the 12 months allotted receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. There are no eligibility requirements for the Foundations of Management certificate. Candidates can get started anytime by completing the FoM application online and purchasing program materials from the ICPM online store.

The Civil Service College can provide Government entities with Foundations of Management programme (FoM) with a variety of different setups to ensure success of the individuals, along with the workload of their respective organisations. This include any of the following (or bespoke setup with the organisation):

- 20 hours of classroom time (Face to Face Time) delivered by the Civil Service College, along with the eLearning materials
- 20 hours of classroom time (Face to Face Time) delivered by the Civil Service College, along with the hard course materials
- 45 hours of instructor lead time (organisation Instructor), with limited support by Civil Service College Staff, and the eLearning materials
- 45 hours of instructor lead time (organisation Instructor), with limited support by Civil Service College Staff, and the hard course materials

The length in time can vary from a minimum of a few months to a maximum of 12 months. The amount of time is completely dependent on the learners and organsational requiments. The CSC prefers a blended learning format that encompasses both in class time as well as eLearning time to ensure the success of candidates.

There is a great benefit from the rich discussion that occurs in a classroom setting. Instructor-led programs are offered by ICPM's Authorized Instructional, and Corporate Partners. Instructional Partners include colleges, universities and training organizations worldwide. Each partner's program varies in duration, format and cost. These programs can utilize trainers and/or senior managers to deliver instruction and the corporate work site.

The FoM exam assesses foundational management knowledge in the following content domains:
* The Business Environment
* Communication and Information Technology
* Talent/Human Resource Management
* Planning and Organizing
* Leading and Controlling
* Finance and Accounting

More information on the exam can be found by visiting the ICPM website directly ICPM Exam Blue Print Link (Click Here)