Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I join BRM Institute?

A: Easy! Click here to join!


Q: How much is BRM Institute membership? What types of membership do you offer?

A: Our Professional Membership is $195 USD per year

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For more information on AcademicCorporate Discounts, Strategic Partner or countries with reduced rates, click here or email us at [email protected] for more information.


Q: How do I renew my BRM Institute membership?

A: Please click here to renew.


Q: What are the benefits of becoming a professional member?

A: Access to the BRMBOK™ in our Online Campus, networking with BRMs worldwide, joining online Communities of Interest, getting discounts to BRMConnect, exclusive writing opportunities, and downloading webinars from experts in the field. Detailed member benefits can be found here.


Q: How many members do you have?

A: Membership demographics here.


Q: I am new to the role, where do I find more information on the BRM role?

A: Find more info here

Q: How do I get BRMP® or CBRM® certified?

A: To become BRMP®certified, you must first take the BRMP® certification course and exam through one of our Registered Providers (RPs). You can find a list of scheduled courses on our BRM Events calendar. You can also use this Request for Proposal form to solicit proposals from our Registered Providers. To become CBRM® certified, you must first have your BRMP® certification as a prerequisite, then you must take the CBRM® certification course and exam through one of our RPs


Q: What is the difference between the two certifications?

A: The BRMP® is a foundational-level course, perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about the BRM capability or just getting started as a BRM in the field. On the other hand, the CBRM® is a practitioner-level course for BRMs with experience who are seeking to expand their understanding of the discipline in greater detail. The BRMP® is a prerequisite of the CBRM®.


Q: Can I just study for the certification exams on my own?

A: You cannot self-study and take the exam on its own. Since the course provides BRMs with the unique opportunity to partake in group exercises and learn from the experts themselves, we find the course to be a necessary precursor to the exam.


Q: Can I attend the course and exam online?

A: Yes! In addition to in-person classroom courses, both BRMP® and CBRM® courses and exams are offered virtually in various cities and countries. The courses are also available via computer-based training. You can see all scheduled courses in our Calendar where you can filter by 1) Category (course type), 2) Venue (location), or 3) Provider (RP). calendar-filter


Q: When are the BRMP® and CBRM® courses scheduled?

A: You can see all scheduled courses in our Calendar where all courses are sorted by date.


Q: How much are the course and exam?

A: Our RPs set their own rates for the courses. To see the fees specific to each RP, please visit their individual sites here.


Q: Is there a particular RP you recommend?

A: Yes and no—because we recommend them all! Each RP has gone through APMG’s extensive accreditation process, and they are all extremely talented and knowledgeable trainers. We encourage everyone to do their research and visit each RP’s website to find the one that best suits your individual needs.


Q: How do I become an RP?

A: To become an RP, you must take and pass the exams with an elevated score (40 correct out of 50). A trainer application must be submitted by the sponsoring RP to their relevant APMG-International office.


Q: How can I get information on group training for my organization?

A: Easy! You can fill out a Request for Training Proposal that will be sent to all of our RPs for bids.


Q: I am an experienced BRM and love writing, sharing, and helping others. How can I share my experience with my fellow BRMs?

A: We love member involvement! An exclusive benefit of becoming a BRM Institute member is the ability to join the BRM Contributor Network, which is a program designed to help experienced BRMs gain exposure as a thought leader in the field and play an active role in the future of BRM.


Q: How do I sign up for an SPA Workshop?

A: To sign up for a Strategic Partnering Approach workshop please visit the events page on our public website. You can scroll through each offered event or specifically sort by the Strategic Partnering Approach category. If you are looking for an SPA Workshop for your BRM Team, you can fill out a Request for Training Proposal.


Professional Development Units 

Q: Are there PDU requirements for the BRMP® and CBRM® certifications?

A: There are no PDU requirements with the BRMP certification. However, the CBRM does have PDU requirements of 40 CPDs every year (120 CPDs total over the three-year certification period) plus a Certification Maintenance Fee (CMF) of $85USD on the third anniversary of their CBRM certification. CMF fees are waived for current Professional BRM Institute members.

Q: How do I become an RP?

A: To learn more about becoming a Registered Provider (RP) please visit the RP overview and if interested, then fill out this form so we can discuss this opportunity with you further! We will then review your entry and contact you for further instruction.


Q: What are the qualifications to be an RP?

A: Qualifications are dependent upon the BRM Institute Knowledge Offering your organization wants to deliver. For more information please complete the Registered Provider Inquiry Form


Q: How do I apply to be an RP?

A: Be sure that you’ve gotten in contact with us first! If you have done so, and you’re ready to seal the deal, fill out the RP application form here.


 

Q: What’s the registration fee?

A: $2,500 USD. The registration fee will adjust based on your Professional Membership status and years of consecutive Professional Membership.

  • 1st year Professional Member = $100 off

  • Professional Member for 2 years = $200 off

  • Professional Member for 3 years = $300 off

  • Professional Member for 4 years = $400 off

  • Professional Member for 5+ years= $500 off

 


Q: What is/not included in the registration fee?

A: All materials and the following meals are included in the registration fee:

  • Day 0: Heavy Appetizers (BRMeetNGreet)
  • Day 1: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch, Afternoon Break & Appetizers
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch, Afternoon Break, and Heavy Appetizers or Dinner (BRM Party)
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Morning Break, and Lunch

What is NOT included in the registration fee?

Hotel accommodations.  A group room block has been reserved with a discounted rate. 


Q: When is the last day I can register?

A: The following are the registration deadlines:

  1. Pre/Post-Conference Knowledge Offerings = TBD 
    Only conference registrants can attend Knowledge Offerings.
  2. BRMConnect Conference = August 7, 2020
    • Late Registration / On-site Registration – August 8, 2020 – August 24, 2020

Q: What discounts are/not available?

A: The following discount types are available for BRMConnect:

  1. Group = 5 or more attendees will receive 10% off each ticket.
  2. Storyteller = Approved Storytellers will receive a special discounted rate.
  3. Strategic Alliance = Members of the following BRM Institute Strategic Alliance and Partner organizations will receive BRM Institute member rates:
    1. Society for Information Management (SIM)
    2. TBM Council
    3. The Open Group

The following discount types are NOT available for BRMConnect:

  • Government
  • Academic

Q: Can I add the Professional Membership onto my Registration?

A: Yes, you can add it to the shopping cart and pay for both the event registration and membership on one invoice.


Q: Do you have a business case to support attending BRMConnect Conference and Knowledge Offerings?

A: Yes, a business case has been developed. Click here to download the Business Case.


Q: What should I wear?

A: The dress is business casual attire. We want you to be comfortable and prepared for temperatures in the rooms to vary.  You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket.


Q: Will you be able to accommodate my dietary restrictions or food allergies?

A: We will do our best to accommodate your dietary restrictions and/or food allergies. Please indicate your needs during the registration process.  Our menus accommodate typical restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.  If you have other restrictions or allergies, please take extra precautions to ensure your own personal safety.For any special meals that require handling/delivery charges, you will be notified and charged separately.


Q: Will there be phone charging stations?

A: Yes, charging stations will be located in the room where meals and exhibitors take place.


Q: How many CPDs are granted to CBRMs for attending the BRMConnect Conference?

A: BRM Institute grants 22 CPDs towards CBRM certification.If you are trying to use your BRMConnect Conference attendance towards another organization’s PDU/CEU requirement, you will need to contact that organization directly to inquire if BRM Institute events qualify for their credits/units.


Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: The following are the cancellation policies:

  1. Pre/Post-Conference Knowledge Offerings = All sales are final. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you have the option to transfer your registration to someone else. Transfers must be submitted in writing at least 5 (five) days before the event.
  2. BRMConnect Conference = All sales are final. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you have the option to transfer your registration to; 1) someone else, or 2) another event within the same or following calendar year. Transfers must be submitted in writing at least 5 (five) days before the event.

Q: What are my options if I am unable to pay for my registration fee via credit card?

A: Paying via Alternative Payment Methods:If sending payment by any of the following methods, please contact the BRMConnect Events Team: http://brm.institute/contactProvide a full description of your BRMConnect registration details including the name of attendee(s), member/non-member status and if any Knowledge Offerings are to be included with registration.

Money Transfer:

Full Business Name
Company Address
Contact Name, Phone and Email AddressBusiness Relationship Management Institute, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA  30326
United States of America

Bank Account:

Wire Routing Transit Number (ABA): 065000090
SWIFT: HIBKUS44
Account Number: 7527912584
Bank Name: Capital One
Bank City, State: New York, NY

Via Check:

Attn: BRMConnect Registrations
Business Relationship Management Institute, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA  30326
United States of America

Q: What’s the registration fee?

A: $2,000 USD. The registration fee will adjust based on your Professional Membership status and years of consecutive Professional Membership.

  • 1st year Professional Member = $100 off

  • Professional Member for 2 years = $200 off

  • Professional Member for 3 years = $300 off

  • Professional Member for 4 years = $400 off

  • Professional Member for 5+ years= $500 off

 


Q: What is/not included in the registration fee?

A: All materials and the following meals are included in the registration fee:

  • Day 0: Heavy Appetizers (BRMeetNGreet)
  • Day 1: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch, Afternoon Break & Appetizers
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Morning Break, Lunch, Afternoon Break, and Heavy Appetizers or Dinner (BRM Party)
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Morning Break, and Lunch

What is NOT included in the registration fee?

Hotel accommodations.  A group room block has been reserved with a discounted rate. 


Q: When is the last day I can register?

A: The following are the registration deadlines:

  1. Pre/Post-Conference Knowledge Offerings = TBD 
    Only conference registrants can attend Knowledge Offerings.
  2. BRMConnect Conference = September 11, 2020
    • Late Registration / On-site Registration – September 12, 2020-September 28, 2020

Q: What discounts are/not available?

A: The following discount types are available for BRMConnect:

  1. Group = 5 or more attendees will receive 10% off each ticket.
  2. Storyteller = Approved Storytellers will receive a special discounted rate.
  3. Strategic Alliance = Members of the following BRM Institute Strategic Alliance and Partner organizations will receive BRM Institute member rates:
    1. Society for Information Management (SIM)
    2. TBM Council
    3. The Open Group

The following discount types are NOT available for BRMConnect:

  • Government
  • Academic

Q: Can I add the Professional Membership onto my Registration?

A: Yes, you can add it to the shopping cart and pay for both the event registration and membership on one invoice.


Q: Do you have a business case to support attending BRMConnect Conference and Knowledge Offerings?

A: Yes, a business case has been developed. Click here to download the Business Case.


Q: What should I wear?

A: The dress is business casual attire. We want you to be comfortable and prepared for temperatures in the rooms to vary.  You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket.


Q: Will you be able to accommodate my dietary restrictions or food allergies?

A: We will do our best to accommodate your dietary restrictions and/or food allergies. Please indicate your needs during the registration process.  Our menus accommodate typical restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.  If you have other restrictions or allergies, please take extra precautions to ensure your own personal safety.For any special meals that require handling/delivery charges, you will be notified and charged separately.


Q: Will there be phone charging stations?

A: Yes, charging stations will be located in the room where meals and exhibitors take place.


Q: How many CPDs are granted to CBRMs for attending the BRMConnect Conference?

A: BRM Institute grants 22 CPDs towards CBRM certification.If you are trying to use your BRMConnect Conference attendance towards another organization’s PDU/CEU requirement, you will need to contact that organization directly to inquire if BRM Institute events qualify for their credits/units.


Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: The following are the cancellation policies:

  1. Pre/Post-Conference Knowledge Offerings = All sales are final. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you have the option to transfer your registration to someone else. Transfers must be submitted in writing at least 5 (five) days before the event.
  2. BRMConnect Conference = All sales are final. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you have the option to transfer your registration to; 1) someone else, or 2) another event within the same or following calendar year. Transfers must be submitted in writing at least 5 (five) days before the event.

Q: What are my options if I am unable to pay for my registration fee via credit card?

A: Paying via Alternative Payment Methods:If sending payment by any of the following methods, please contact the BRMConnect Events Team: http://brm.institute/contactProvide a full description of your BRMConnect registration details including the name of attendee(s), member/non-member status and if any Knowledge Offerings are to be included with registration.

Money Transfer:

Full Business Name
Company Address
Contact Name, Phone and Email AddressBusiness Relationship Management Institute, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA  30326
United States of America

Bank Account:

Wire Routing Transit Number (ABA): 065000090
SWIFT: HIBKUS44
Account Number: 7527912584
Bank Name: Capital One
Bank City, State: New York, NY

Via Check:

Attn: BRMConnect Registrations
Business Relationship Management Institute, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA  30326
United States of America

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