Strategic Planning Professional (SPP)
1ASP contracts with Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), an independent third party testing service.
2Contact Hours Calculation: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours.
ASP REP hours are double credit: 1 CEU = 5 REP contact hours.
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I applied for the Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) exam as a next step in my professional and business development in order to pull together many years of experience and study into one respected certification from ASP. The certification will assist in my future job and career endeavors by giving me the ability to support future employers and clients with the exhaustive body of knowledge gained by study and preparation for this exam.
I live in Honduras (a developing country in Central America) where resources are scarce and socioeconomic problems are colossal. In this kind of circumstances, traditional thinking has limitations to provide real and sustainable solutions to countrywide issues, so a strategic approach and thinking is critical for every action, project and initiative. As an International Cooperation professional, being a member of the ASP (Association for Strategic Planning), has expanded my vision and perspective to provide a more holistic/systemic solution to difficult and challenging problems. I recommend all professionals in any field to complement their expertise and academic background with a strategic certification so they can move to a higher level of performance and success.
I retired from the Army in 2012 after a 20 year career. The last half of my career was spent as a Strategic Planner, where I had the opportunity to participate and lead multiple strategic planning efforts around the world. I saw the SMP certification as an important credential that could help give prospective clients or future employers' confidence that my experience and knowledge was valuable in the private sector as well as the public sector.
I decided to apply for the certification because it is in line with my work and I viewed it as beneficial to my career and relevance in my profession. I found the application of the concepts within the testing process to be challenging but a great way to test knowledge of strategic management concepts.