PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Our Crisis Task Force is monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) daily.
We know this has been a challenging time for all. We are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our customers, as well as meet their needs. We announced on 18 March 2020 that we are extending access to the current PMP® exam until 31 December 2020 and postponing the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021. As a result, we made the decision to delay the opening of our Authorized Training Partner program application, originally scheduled for 19 March 2020.
This is the first change we are making to the Authorized Training Partner program timeline, with more to follow. Our team is working diligently to confirm a new timeline and will share more as we finalize next steps. We are grateful for your understanding and patience as we work out the logistics. Please continue to check our R.E.P. Resource Center for more updates.
Since we extended the current PMP exam, chapters can continue business as they do today, offering the same PMP exam prep offerings and partnering with training providers, up until 31 December 2020. And of course, when the Authorized Training Partner program application opens, chapters are eligible to apply if they plan to offer practitioners PMP exam prep training for the new exam launching 2 January 2021.
Authorized Training Partner Program and Chapters
To meet the needs of our certification candidates and ensure the highest-quality exam prep experiences, we’re launching a new offering for training partners: the Authorized Training Partner program. If your chapter offers exam prep for your community, you will be required to join the Authorized Training Partner program or use an Authorized Training Partner to offer training to your community.
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, if a chapter wants to offer exam prep training to members, but the Authorized Training Partner program is not ideal for your chapter, we highly encourage you to partner with an Authorized Training Partner for your exam prep needs.
We will pilot collaboration models between chapters and Authorized Training Partners as a way to bring PMP exam prep training to your community without having to become an Authorized Training Partner.
Chapters can also submit Request for Proposals (RFPs) for member training needs directly to premium Authorized Training Partners as they will have exclusive access.