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Can I Achieve Crisis Management Expert Level Certification Via WSQ Competency Route?

This table shows the comparison between Crisis Management competency course and certification course route. You will be able to achieve the highest (expert) level certification awarded by BCM Institute via both routes. Read on to know more.
Suhana Sunreh

WSQ_GUIDE_CMYou may have just completed reading "What is a Certification vs Competency-based Course?" and would like to know if you could get a CMCE certification via the competency route.  

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In view of the introduction of competency based training, we were often asked about the possibility of getting into BCM Institute's certification program.  We will need to emphasized that the competency-based training funding by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) is independent of our certification program.  However, upon completion of the competency based training and you are still keen on pursuing our certification program, there is a "bridging" route for you.

For any Singaporean or Singapore PR who would like to take advantage of the funding available in Singapore, BCM Institute now have two routes.  Yes there are 2 ‘routes’ to getting you CM certification. One will be via the competency track and another will be the certification track. But what are the differences between these 2 tracks and which one should you be attending?

The main differences that may affect your decision in following either one of the tracks will probably be course duration and course fee itself. Perhaps the comparison below could give you a better picture to decide the best track that you should be on.

 

Track

Competency

Certification

Certification Awarded

CMCE-2

CMCE-2
Course 

WSQ-CM-360-3D-228x300WSQ-CM-360 Implementing Crisis Management Plan

followed by

WSQ-CM-460-3D-228x300

WSQ-CM-460 Managing Crisis Management Plan

CM-5000 3DCM-5000 Crisis Management Expert Implementer
Course duration

Three days course with half a day assessment for WSQ-CM-360

+ 2.5 hours CMCS exams on a separate date

+ Two days course with half a day assessment for WSQ-CM-460

+ 1 day Crisis Simulation course

Four days course with 3.5 hours CMCE exam on a separate date

OR

[BL-CM-5] What is a CM-5000 Blended Learning Course?4 Module Blended Learning with 3.5 hours CMCE exam on a separate date

Cost

SGD 620 for Singaporeans age 40 years and above / SGD 1,530 for Singaporeans age 39 years and below

+ SGD 200 CMCS exams 

+ SGD 380 for Singaporeans age 40 years and above / SGD 1,010 for Singaporeans age 39 years and below

+ SGD 1300 Crisis Simulation 

+ SGD 250 CMCE exams

Refer to Company-sponsored or Self-sponsored for a detailed explanation on the funding for WSQ-CM-360 and WSQ-CM-460.

SGD 850 for Singaporeans age 40 years and above

SGD 1,155 for Singaporeans age 39 years and below

 

Actual course fee SGD 3,850 (CMCE exams fees included)

Funding (Scheme)

All course fees have been funded based on the SSG's WSQ criteria

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All course fees have been funded based on the IMDA's CITREP+ criteria

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Pros and Cons

(Payment)

Participants only pay for their fee after funding.  For example, a Singapore above 40 years of age will pay only SGD 620.

Participants (or their organisation) are required to pay SGD 3,850 before the course start and upon passing the CMCP ** exam, IMDA will refunded SGD 3,000 to the participant once the CMCP result is sent to IMDA.

** Note that the passing of the CMCE exam will automatically be awarded the CMCP.  The CMCS and CMCE certification will only be awarded after application with proven CM experience.

Pros and Cons

Eligibility and Claim Concerns

Participants will need to attend a one and a half hour one-on-one assessment.  As it is competency based, if the participant is not sure, there is opportunity for the participants to re-read their handbook and return to the assessment on the same day.

Participants who are in-experience but keen in learning the entire spectrum of CM knowledge can attend.  The concern is with the examination and lack of CM experience to be certified.   

There is provision for a complimentary re-examination (if needed).  Participant will need to submit their CMCP (and not CMCS/CMCE) certificate to claim the refund of SGD 3,000 from IMDA.

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BL-CM-5 Blended Learning Tell Me More

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The objective of this article is to make a simple comparison between the WSQ (SSG) and the CITREP+ (IMDA) funding.

 

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