Professional Accreditations
for Tacit Knowledge Managers inside Organizations
9 Core Competences
for professional tacit knowledge manager

Accreditations for Tacit Knowledge Professionals

Tacit Knowledge (TK) refers to the knowledge, skills, know-how,  personal experience, intuition, insight and abilities an individual gains through experience that is difficult to express or transfer to another person through words or writing.

Tacit Knowledge Management (TKM) refers to the processes, strategies, and practices that organizations use to identify, capture, share, and leverage the tacit knowledge held by individuals within the organization.  The goal of tacit knowledge management is to make this valuable but often elusive knowledge more visible, accessible, and usable to facilitate learning, innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

9 Core Competence Framworks for Professional Tacit Knowledge Manager (Version1.0)

    1. Identify Tacit Knowledge Sources
    2. Tacit Knowledge Acquisition & Capture
    3. Knowledge Sharing, Transfer & Retention
    4. Integration & Creation
    5. Measurement and Refinement
    6. Use of Technologies & Tools
    7. Enabling Insight and Learning
    8. Continuous Improvement
    9. Nourish & Grow Tacit Knowledge

Introduction to GO-TKM Accreditation

GO-TKM is setting global standards for tacit knowledge management (TKM) in various organizations to enhance human beings’ learning efficiency and effectiveness and to create values for society. 

Find out all you need to know about the highest industry standards for practitioners, and education and training programs in TKM.

Join GO-TKM Accreditation means you are part of a global family – a family that is motivated for everyone to achieve, where we collaborate for professional excellence, and where we champion research and evidence-based practice.

GO-TKM Accreditation gives your clients and employers, your peers, and your community reassurance about how you are maintaining professional standards and adhering to a shared Global Code of Ethics for Tacit Knowledge Management.

GO-TKM has no geographical boundaries and is active in more than 51 countries.

1. Training Materials

          Develop high-quality official training materials, including textbooks, supplementary learning materials, etc.

2. Faculty Providers

           Having qualified faculty members is crucial for Tacit Knowledge Management Accreditation to ensure the quality of education, the credibility of the program, and the success of students pursuing accreditation in this specialized field.

3. Conduct Exams

           Exams play a crucial role in Tacit Knowledge Management Accreditation by assessing candidates’ knowledge and skills, ensuring standardization and quality assurance, benchmarking performance, and demonstrating competence to stakeholders in the field. The exam will be taken 4 times a year ( once a quanrter).

4. Services

           Accreditation services typically involve assessing and certifying the quality, competence, and standards compliance of organizations, products, services, or professionals against established criteria or standards.

5. Promotion

           By promoting GO-TKM worldwide, we aim to :

      • Establish it as a recognized standard or certification that is respected and accepted across different countries and industries.
      • Facilitate international collaboration and partnerships by providing a common framework or language for assessing and comparing the capabilities of different entities.
      • Build consumer confidence by signaling that accredited organizations or professionals meet certain standards and are dedicated to delivering quality products or services.
      • Help organizations comply with international regulations or requirements, especially in industries where adherence to specific standards is crucial.

6. Memberships

           Membership in GO-TKM is a unique ID for any TKMer. It can enhance member’s competitive advantage, credibility and trust, networking opportunities, access to resources, continuous improvement, global recognition, compliance assistance, enhanced reputation, market access, industry influence etc.

In order to promote TKM being widely adopted worldwide, GO-TKM chooses to accredit both individuals and organizations and ensures the highest quality of this profession.

For individuals, there are 3 types:

    • Associate Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager (AC-TKM),
    • Professional Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager (PC-TKM) and
    • Mater Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager (MC-TKM)

We also Certified Faculty for Tacit Knowledge Manager (CF-TKM) accredit qualified faculty.

For Organizations, there will be Tacit Knowledge Management Quality Award (TKM-QA) . 

TKM Accreditation could be beneficial for a variety of individuals, organizations, and sectors that rely on tacit knowledge to drive innovation, improve performance, and foster continuous learning.

1. For Individuals

There are 3 levels of accreditations for individuals.

Associate Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager<p>(AC-TKM)

Associate Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager


Level 1

Professional Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager<p>(PC-TKM)

Professional Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager


Level 2
Master Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager<p>(MC-TKM)

Master Certified Tacit Knowledge Manager


Level 3

Who should get accredited?

Why do individuals need the accreditation?

At least 5 reasons for you to get TKM accreditation.


Accreditation adds credibility to an individual or organization's claims of expertise in tacit knowledge management. It demonstrates that they have met certain standards or criteria set by an accrediting body.


Accreditation serves as a form of recognition for the efforts and achievements in tacit knowledge management. It can help distinguish the accredited entity from others in the field.

Competitive Advantage

Accreditation can provide a competitive advantage by demonstrating a commitment to quality and continual improvement in managing tacit knowledge effectively.

Networking Opportunities

Accreditation may open up networking opportunities with other accredited individuals or organizations in the field of tacit knowledge management, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Professional Development

The accreditation process itself can be a valuable learning experience, requiring the individual or organization to reflect on their practices and make improvements where necessary.

2. For TKM Faculty

Having qualified faculty is essential for maintaining the quality and effectiveness of TKM training program.

GO-TKM will not offer any trainings to individuals except for faculties to deliver TKM training programs.

Certified Faculty Of Tacit Knowledge Manager<p>(CF-TKM)

Certified Faculty Of Tacit Knowledge Manager


3. For Organizations

To support any organizations in building tacit knowledge management capacities
in utilizing tacit knowledge for better business performance and  social value.
Tacit Knowledge Management Quality Award<p>(TKM-QA)

Tacit Knowledge Management Quality Award


Which organizations should get accredited?

Why do organizations need TKM accreditation?


       There are quite a few benefits for organizations to get accredited in TKM: 

      • Recognition and Credibility: Obtaining accreditation for tacit knowledge management demonstrates that an organization has established processes and systems to effectively capture, share, and leverage tacit knowledge within the organization. This can help many organization to fulfil parts of its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) obligations.
      • Quality Assurance: Accreditation provides a framework for measuring and ensuring the quality of tacit knowledge management practices within an organization. By meeting accreditation standards, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to maintaining high standards in managing valuable tacit knowledge assets.
      • Continuous Improvement: The process of seeking accreditation encourages organizations to continuously assess and improve their tacit knowledge management practices. Accreditation standards often require organizations to demonstrate ongoing efforts to enhance knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation within the organization.
      • Competitive Advantage: Accreditation for tacit knowledge management can serve as a competitive differentiator for an organization. Organizations that are accredited for their effective management of tacit knowledge may have an advantage in attracting top talent, securing partnerships, and winning business opportunities.
      • Risk Management: Accreditation helps organizations identify and mitigate risks associated with the loss of critical tacit knowledge. By implementing robust knowledge management processes that comply with accreditation standards, organizations can reduce the likelihood of knowledge loss due to factors such as employee turnover, retirement, or unforeseen events.
      • Alignment with Best Practices: Accreditation often requires organizations to align their tacit knowledge management practices with industry best practices and standards. This ensures that organizations stay current with the latest trends and advancements in knowledge management, enabling them to remain competitive and resilient in a rapidly changing business environment.

Accreditation Procedures for Individuals

Please read the following steps before applying for the accreditation.

Collaborations & Partners

To be our Qualified Training Service Provider (QTSP)

Be qualified to validate your TKM training business in your respective territory, it can offer several benefits, both for you as a provider and for the individuals or organizations seeking training services.

Credibility and Trust

Being a qualified training service provider shows that you meet certain standards of quality and professionalism. This can help build credibility and trust with potential clients or learners who are looking for reputable training providers.

Quality Assurance

Qualification as a training service provider often involves meeting specific criteria or standards set by regulatory bodies or industry organizations. This ensures that the training you offer meets certain quality benchmarks and is up to industry standards.

Access to Opportunities

Some clients or organizations may require that training providers be qualified or certified in order to be considered for opportunities. By being a qualified provider, you may have access to a wider range of clients and potential partnerships.

Competitive Advantage

In a crowded market, being a qualified training service provider can help you stand out from the competition. Clients may be more likely to choose a provider who has demonstrated a commitment to quality and professionalism through qualification.

Professional Development

The process of becoming a qualified training service provider often involves ongoing training and professional development. This can help you stay current with industry trends and best practices, improving the quality of the training you offer.

Legal Compliance

In some regions, there may be legal requirements or regulations governing the provision of training services. By becoming a qualified provider, you can ensure that you are in compliance with any relevant laws or regulations.

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