Become a People Leader – CBPL®
(Upgrade from CBTM®)
You can upgrade to the Leader level BCI qualification - the CBPL® - minimum 24 months after attaining your CBTM® certification. The following trends internationally may just help you take a better decision:
- After their first recertification, a majority of CBTM® certificants in Asia choose to upgrade to CBPL® rather than recertify for the second time, because the CBPL® begins suiting such professionals more third year onwards of their career as they move toward more senior roles in people development.
- Many CBTM® certificants choose to do both: recertify their CBTM® to keep their qualification alive; and also upgrade to CBPL® to prepare for a possible people resources leader role sooner than later. In case you desire to do both, do watch out for interesting offers by BCI partners reaching you through emails.
Upgrading to CBPL® is easy. Again, there will be frequent reminder emails from BCI and from other BCI partners associated with you and you simply have to click the links mentioned in these communications, or log into your BCI account and register for your upgrade to CBPL®. Please click on the links below to know more.
When to apply for an Upgrade from CBTM®
The best time to apply for an upgrade to CBPL® is exactly 24 months after attaining your CBTM® credential.
How to Upgrade from CBTM®
Upgrading from CBTM® is a simple 4-step process:
- Register for CBPL® through the Upgrade Link
You can enroll for your upgrade directly with BCI on one of the BCI portals or take the assistance of the training provider with whom you prepared for your CBTM® certification or from any of the authorized BCI training providers nearest to you. Once you register and pay the required fee, you will receive the CBPL® upgrade voucher and all other relevant information about your training and assessments etc., through email including the details of your upgrade application. You can pay for your upgrade on the BCI portal either directly through your credit/debit card or buy an upgrade voucher from your local authorized BCI training provider. Remember there are no PCC requirements and hence training is not mandatory. You may directly qualify for the CBPL® upgrade after completing the upgrade formalities as mentioned in step 2 below. Indeed, do remember to enroll early if you want to enjoy the fee benefit!
- Complete Upgrade Requirements
Once you have applied for an upgrade from CBTM® to CBPL®, you are required to complete the following BCI-prescribed formalities after logging into your account:
- Submission of your latest Curriculum Vitae in the format available on the CBPL® application section of the BCI portal.
- Submission of the Online Training Leadership Experience Report documenting key aspects of your learnings and achievements in training manager and team-based performance roles, since attaining the CBTM® certification, and this has to be done in the stated format.
- Online submission of required leadership essays, assignments and experience reports.
- Request your direct senior or the reporting officer (Referee) to submit a Confidential Work-Performance Report for you in the prescribed format. This is done online by your referee by logging in directly into the BCI assessment portal.
- Take the Upgrade Examination
You are required to take a special 1-module upgrade examination that evaluates your current knowledge and understanding of HR and talent and HR management principles, issues, challenges and techniques.
- Get the Certification Decision
You are there now. If you qualify all prescribed BCI norms on knowledge and competence prerequisites and all documentation requirements are complete, you become eligible for the award of the CBPL® credential and your CBPL® credential pack reaches you in 30 days maximum from the date of award.
Click here to apply for an Upgrade from CBTM®!