FAQs for R.E.P.

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    Application & Appeals Process

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    • You must submit, electronically, the completed R.E.P. Program Application and Agreement, and all documentation including courseware materials, through a requested link to our PMI FTP site, in order to process your R.E.P. Application and Agreement.

    • Only the project management course materials - one course for each delivery method (face-to-face, distance, etc.)— may be submitted, electronically. After application approval, you may register additional courses online using the PMI Education Provider Portal. All courses registered in the PMI Education Provider Portal must be aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle.

    • Only one set of course materials for one course, per delivery method, should be submitted with the completed R.E.P. application. If a “program” of courses is part of an applicant’s R.E.P. organization’s educational offerings, the remaining courses that make up the program should be registered after the applicant is approved into the R.E.P. program.

    • This is not the preferred method, but when an applicant elects to have his or her courses evaluated face-to-face by the reviewer, the applicant can: Take the material directly to the reviewer; wait while the course is being reviewed and retrieve materials when the review is completed; participate in an online, in-depth quality review, using a live meeting web conferencing service; or, request that a reviewer visit a site. Please note that any travel arrangements and additional expenses incurred by using this option are the responsibilities of the applicant. 

    Assigning Professional Development Units (PDUs) to Registered Courses

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    • One PDU is earned for every hour spent in a planned, structured learning environment (classroom) or activity. Fractions of PDUs may be awarded in 0.25 increments. Providers should establish the PDU value of a particular activity by using the number of estimated hours required to achieve the proposed learning outcomes of the activity. The PDUs awarded with the course should equal the number of hours listed in the “duration of the course.” A change in the duration, PDU credit, or content of the course, constitutes a new course that must be listed separately.

    • Typically, one PDU is earned for every hour spent in a planned, structured learning environment (classroom) or activity. This type of calculation is used for face-to-face conferences/seminars; however, distance education courses may have a wide range of “completion times.” Courses delivered via informal means (webinars, etc.) will be awarded education PDUs based on the average time in hours needed to complete the course by a minimum of 10 sample participants. Alternative methods of PDU assignment may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

    Maintenance of R.E.P. Enrollment after Approval

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    • Upon enrollment in the R.E.P. program, your organization is sent a welcome letter with important resource links. Please reach out to R.E.P. Support at repsupport@pmi.org if you require this document.

    • New courses must be aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle and may be registered in the Education Provider Portal. The turnaround time to upload courses into the PMI Education Provider Portal for the courses submitted at the time of the application process, is about two weeks. After the applicant is approved into the R.E.P. program, the R.E.P. may load courses directly into the PMI Education Provider Portal and takes approximately two days for PMI to approve them.

    PMI Standards Alignment and R.E.P. Courses

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    • Courses teaching alternative approaches or methodologies about project management are acceptable, provided that students are made aware that the approach differs in concept or terminology from PMI standards.

    Presenting Licensed Course Material from a Current R.E.P.

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    • New R.E.P. applicants may use training materials created by other training providers, including other R.E.P.s, on the condition that the licensor (the R.E.P. providing the course material) has the proper PMI Intellectual Property license in place to do so. R.E.P.s are responsible for selecting and maintaining materials that are fully compliant with all R.E.P. program criteria, including proper and correct use of PMI IP, and content accuracy. Please refer to the R.E.P. Program Application and Agreement for details on the quality review process for courses licensed from other R.E.P.s.

    Project Management Professional (PMP)® Course Review/Teaching

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    • All courses must be aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle and reviewed and signed off by an active PMP. This individual may be on the applicant’s payroll or under contract.

    • All PMP exam prep courses, offered by an R.E.P. organization, must be taught by a current PMP® in good standing. Other registered project management courses may be taught by instructors who have the educational requirements outlined in the R.E.P. program application, but it is not necessary that they be PMP® credential holders.

    • A “PMP® Course Review Checklist Sign-off” is included in the “Course Description Form” in the R.E.P. Program Application and Agreement The PMP® Credential Holder completes this section and provides his or her PMP® certification number and PMI ID number.

    • Please visit the PMI Standards page, http://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards

    R.E.P. and PMI Intellectual Property

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    • Yes. However, anyone who reproduces portions of the PMBOK® Guide, that exceed U.S. “Fair Use” guidelines, must obtain special permission from PMI. PMI reserves the right to charge fees for use of this intellectual property. This applies to R.E.P.s and non-R.E.P.s alike. R.E.P.s, by virtue of their enrollment, have a basic license to reproduce 15 pre-selected figures and 5 excerpts from the PMBOK® Guide. This basic license is included in the annual enrollment fee associated with the R.E.P. Program.

    • Your organization may register one course in the PMI Education Provider Portal and offer that same course in a number of other languages. If the content, duration, and title of the course are the same, then that one course could be registered using one course number. The R.E.P. would need to specify the languages in which the course is offered on the course description form. All courses registered in the PMI Education Provider Portal must be aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle.

    R.E.P. Applicant Appeals Process

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    • If an R.E.P. program application is rejected, the applicant must wait one calendar year from their denial notification to reapply to the R.E.P. Program.

    R.E.P. Categories/Fees/Contracts

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    • There are three categories of R.E.P.s. All R.E.P.s must meet the same quality assurance requirements.

      1. Provider: Training organizations offering a small selection of project management courses (typically three courses or less), US$1,500 annual fee.
      2. Global Provider: Training organizations offering multiple project management courses to the public or to private clients. Permitted to register an unlimited number of courses in the PMI Education Provider Portal. US$2,100 yearly fee.
      3. Internal Training Provider: Training departments within corporations (large multi-national corporations) or government agencies that only provide project management courses to their own employees, US$1,200 yearly fee.
    • These are Providers and Global Providers who joined the R.E.P. program in its first year of inception (1999) and helped support the initial development of the program.

    • The R.E.P. fees are yearly fees. Once an organization is approved, the R.E.P. organization must re-apply to the program at the conclusion of each three-year cycle period.

    • Criterion 1 states that the provider shall conduct all educational and business operations in an ethical, professional and lawful manner, and respect the rights and worth of all educational program participants.

    Worldwide R.E.P. Provider Requirements

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    • The R.E.P. Program Application and Agreement must be completed in English. Course materials, however, do not need to be translated into English. PMI has quality reviewers who are fluent in a number of languages.

    • Your organization may register one course in the PMI Education Provider Portal and offer that same course in a number of other languages. If the content, duration, and title of the course are the same, then that one course could be registered using one course number. The R.E.P. would need to specify the languages in which the course is offered on the course description form. All courses registered in the PMI Education Provider Portal must be aligned to the PMI Talent Triangle.

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