This is scheme was introduced to improve European competitiveness by establishing standards of performance and creating appropriate training programmes, so that competence in the application of VM methodologies was increased.
In the UK there are three levels of recognised certification, based on experience and knowledge.
Note the IVM Bylaws states the following;
The abbreviations MIVM and FIVM should not be used after a member’s name as they are not supported by a qualification.
There are three stages to the VM training namely Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2. The foundation course can be completed by either a 3-day Face to Face course or by an e-Learning course followed by a 1-day Face to Face session. The Advanced courses are both 3-day Face to Face sessions.
Candidates with considerable experience in leading VM studies should approach the Certification Board for guidance in making an application. It is expected that candidates with less than ten years experience of VM would have difficulty in being successful via this route to a PVM.
Further information and guidance on training and qualifications can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org