ASP Strategic Planning Certification Program:
Governance Issues and Approach
A functional governance structure is necessary to manage the ASP Standards and Certification Program. Since we will rely primarily on volunteer labor, this requires a clear and simple infrastructure to manage and coordinate the process pipelines involved.
While the task force has elected not to seek IACET accreditation at this time due to time/ cost issues, our governance must be sound enough to warrant accreditation if ASP decides to pursue this path later. The serious effort made to ensure a rigorous Body of Knowledge (BOK) will be maintained during rollout and management of the certification process.
- The ASP Board, which oversees the certification program's policy decisions, operations and budget.
- The Certification Operations Team, which is the managing entity of the certification program and responsible for granting credentials and maintaining the integrity of the program. A minimum of two Board Members must serve on the Operations Team and REPs cannot serve on the Team.
- The Certification Application Team, which has primary responsibility for review and scoring of certification applications. A minimum of two Board Members must serve on the Application Team. Members must be certified Strategic Management Professionals, and any member of the Team closely involved with an applicant must recuse him/herself from any decision-making for that application.
- The REP Qualification Team, which has primary responsibility for the active recruitment of new REPs, the review of REP applications as the basis for identifying new REPs, and the provision of quality educational programs. A minimum of two Board Members must serve on the REP Qualification Team. REPs cannot form a majority of the team membership.
The Program Director, who is the day-to-day Administrator of the entire Certification Program, reports to the Operations Team. Questions concerning eligibility for the examination and/or status of your application should be directed to the Program Director. Send all ASP Certification inquiries to: CertificationProgram@strategyplus.org.
Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) (www.ptcny.com) is the independent testing company that manages the ASP Exam Testing Program. PTC uses computer test centers run by PSI Testing.