Application Now Open for the Authorized Training Partner Program
The Authorized Training Partner application is now open. Visit the R.E.P. Resource Center for more details about the application process and timeline.
If you currently offer Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep to your chapter members you can continue “business as usual” with those offerings and partnering with R.E.P.s until 31 December 2020.
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Authorized Training Partner Program and Chapters
Effective 2 January 2021, chapters wishing to offer PMP® exam prep and/or PMI Disciplined Agile workshops and certification training for your members, you will be required to join the Authorized Training Partner program or use an Authorized Training Partner to offer training to your community. Requirements for chapters who what to join include:
Chapters who apply to the program will be subject to the same criteria for admission as non-chapter entities, and if accepted, will enjoy the same benefits as all Authorized Training Partners.
Chapters that are accepted into the program will need to select individuals to attend the required Train the Trainer session to become certified instructors if they plan to deliver PMP Exam Prep training or Disciplined Agile workshops and certification training. Please note, new DA trainers will need to attend a one-day Train the Trainer session while PMP certified instructors will need to attend a two-day Train the Trainer session.
Chapters that become an Authorized Training Partner may not permit their Chapter Board members or those in a decision making role within the chapter to serve as certified instructors, nor can they be the Authorized Training Partner owner, in order to avoid conflict of interest.
Additionally, Authorized Training Partner owners and certified instructors cannot serve as a chapter leader or a decision-making volunteer within a chapter while they are still an owner or certified instructor.
Authorized Training Partner owners and certified instructors will confirm via a check box in the program application that they and their employees, as well as their certified instructors are aware of this requirement, that they are not a chapter leader, and will not volunteer as one while an owner or instructor.
Chapters who are Authorized Training Partners cannot share their status with non-Authorized Training Partner chapters. For example, a chapter who is an Authorized Training Partner cannot select individuals from non-Authorized Training Partner chapters to become certified instructors for them.
The same rules above apply to DA Champions who are also certified instructors.
As always, we encourage you to empower your members preparing for PMI certification exams. Chapters may offer PMP study groups and mentoring programs for this purpose. However, the Authorized Training Partner program is not ideal for your chapter, we highly encourage you to partner with an Authorized Training Partner. Chapters can submit Request for Proposals (RFPs) for member training needs directly to Premier Authorized Training Partners as they will have exclusive access. We are also piloting Chapter/Authorized Training Partner collaboration models, which we will share with you soon.