GAQM Certification Process

Mentioned below are the steps for attaining the Certification from GAQM:

Step 1: Choose the certification you want according to your educational background and future goals.

Step 2: Once you are done with the selection of certification, purchase the voucher if you are confident and have enough experience or knowledge on the subject.

Step 3: After you have purchased the voucher, select the appropriate Authorized Testing Centre located in your area. The exams are delivered via Pearson Vue Testing Centers across the globe (will be available in the first week of June 2013).

Note: Few of the Certifications offered by the GAQM have a mandatory course completion requirement; once you are done with the E-Course you can take your exam at the nearest Authorized Testing Center. Once the candidate completes the E-Course they will receive a GAQM Learner ID. This ID is required at the time of scheduling an exam at Pearson Vue Testing Centers. Once the candidate passes the exam at Pearson Vue Testing Center, the candidate can create his profile and download the E-Certificate.

Step 4: If you think you have less exposure of the subject or have little or no knowledge on the certification which you are opting for, then the GAQMBok (Body of Knowledge) is the best source for gaining knowledge through the E-Course. The GAQMBok helps you to get trained and prepares you for the exams offered by the GAQM.

Step 5: Select the GAQMBok option (will be available in the mid month of April 2013) and select the appropriate E-Course for the associated certification which you are looking for, you also have flexible options which comes in the form of packages. The payment can be made online as GAQM accepts all major credit cards: Amex, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Step 6: Once you have completed the E-course, you can use the Voucher as a mode of payment for registering for an exam. The voucher can be purchased separately or it can be included in the package with the E-Course.

Note: When you select the E-Course for the Certification (exam), you have two options to choose, the Standard Package or the Premium Package. If you select the Standard Package, the validity of the E-Course will be 20 days from the date of purchase and it will not include the E-Voucher for the exam. If you opt for the Premium Package, then the validity of the E-Course would be 40 days from the date of purchase. Moreover, the Premium Package will also contain an E-Voucher which will be valid across all the Pearson Vue Testing Centers and a Hard Copy Certificate will be shipped to your mailing address if you achieve the qualifying score in the exam.

Who awards the certificate?

Certifications/Credentials are jointly awarded by IAO and GAQM.


Business Management Professional (BMP)


Certified Problem and Incident Manager (CPIM)


Certified Sales and Marketing Professional (CSMP)