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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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Q: How do I renew my BRM Institute membership?
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.
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 download the free BRMP guide?
A: Follow the following steps to download your free BRMP Guide:
- Click here.
- Select “Add to Cart” under the eBook format. This will add it to your cart for “$0.00/Free” as a member benefit.
- Click “submit”
- Click “View” to download the PDF:
- Click “Download”
Q: What is the registration fee?
A: See the registration fees on the page here.
Q: Where will the conference take place?
A: The 2022 BRMConnect Conference will take place globally for virtual attendees. In-person attendees will join in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Q: What is the best method of transportation to/from San Antonio?
A: Airplane: San Antonio International Airport (SAT) 9800 Airport Blvd San Antonio, Texas 78216 | Train: (SAS) 350 Hoefgen Street San Antonio Texas 78205
Q: What are the best ways to get around San Antonio?
- Airport Hotel Shuttle Service
- VIA (Public Transporation)
- Rental car options are available within the SAT Airport Rental Facility.
Q: What is included with registration?
Q: What are the COVID-19 Protocols?
A: Click here for the 2022 World BRMConnect® Conference COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
Q: What discounts are/not available?
A: The following discount types are available for BRMConnect:
- Group = 5 or more attendees will receive 10% off each ticket.
- Storyteller = Approved Storytellers will receive a special discounted rate.
The following discount types are NOT available for BRMConnect:
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: 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: There are no cancellations or refunds. All sales are final. Registration fees are non-refundable.
If you are unable to attend in-person or virtually, you have the option to transfer your registration to another person within your organization. Registration changes need to be submitted in writing at least 5 (five) days before the event to ensure all virtual platform credentials are configured properly and provided in advance.
Q: What happens if the event is not able to be in-person?
A:If the event is deemed unsafe or unable to be presented in-person by federal or local regulations, the event will switch to 100% virtual, and all attendees with an in-person registration will be switched to virtual registrants.
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/contact. Provide 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.
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A: The following are how to get the different certifications:
- To become BRMP®certified, you must first take the BRMP® certification course and exam through one of our Knowledege Providers (KPs). 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 KPs.
- To become MBRM® certified, you must first be a Professional Member of BRM Institute, acquire/maintain your BRMP® and CBRM® certifications as a prerequisite, acquire 100 hours between Knowledge and Community Involvement, attend the Strategic Partnering Approach (SPA) Workshop, agree to the BRM Code of Ethics, obtain three (3) BRM Certificate of Experiences from different Knowledge Offerings and submit a Dissertation in the form of a document or presentation.
Q: What is the difference between the certifications?
A: The following explains the difference between the certifications:
- 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.
- 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®.
- The MBRM® is a culmination of learning and experience to demonstrate mastery in business relationship management.
Q: Do the certifications expire?
A: The following explains the terms of the certifications:
- The BRMP® does not expire.
- The CBRM® expires after 3 years from the exam pass date, however, can be renewed.
- The MBRM® does not expire.
Q: Can I study for the certification exams on my own?
A: No, you cannot self-study and take the exam on your 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. There is a self-paced course available which has an exam when completed. The legacy BRMP is available as a self-paced course, the latest BRMP self-paced course will be available during Q2/Q3 of 2022.
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).
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 KPs set their own rates for the courses. To see the fees specific to each KP, please visit their individual sites here.
Q: Is there a limitation on how many times the certification exams can be taken if I fail?
A: No, there are no limitations.
Q: Is there a time limitation for taking the CBRM after the BRMP?
A: No, there is no time limitation.
Q: If I take the BRMP onlinewith Proctor U, which version should I be selecting?
A: Select the “Live” version.
Q: Is there a particular Knowledge Provider (KP) you recommend?
A: Yes and no—because we recommend them all! Each KP 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 KP’s website to find the one that best suits your individual needs.
Q: How do I become an Knowledge Provider to deliver the certifications?
A: To become an KP, 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 ATO 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 KPs 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.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Units/Credits
Q: Are there CPD requirements for the BRMP® and CBRM® certifications?
A: There are no PDU requirements with the BRMP certification. However, the CBRM does have CPD 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: What is the difference between the original certification course and this new version?
A: The BRM Body of Knowledge has gone through an evolution as the BRM capability has expanded into all functions of an organization. The latest version of the course is structured around the BRM capability and its frameworks which focuses on building and strengthening a strong BRM capability within an organization.
Q: Is the original content now irrelevant?
A: No, the content taught in the original BRMP® course is and always will be relevant.
Q: Should I wait to take my BRMP® if I was planning on taking it before October 2021?
A: No, continue with your plan to take the BRMP®. The knowledge taught in the current version of the BRMP is still relevant and needed in your organization. There will be an opportunity for you to see the new materials and take a bridge course/exam in 2022.
Q: Does the new BRMP come with a discount for BRM Institute Membership?
A: A one-time introductory Membership Offer is included with registrations.
Q: Will I be able to use the Introductory Membership Offer towards my renewal if I haven’t used it already?
A: Yes, as long as you have not used the link/promo code in the past and attended the training.
Q: Are there CPD requirements for the new BRMP?
A: No. Each participant will receive 25 CPDs upon completion of the course.
Q: I took the BRMP several years ago, I would like to take the new one with my team. Do I need to do the exam again?
A: There is a new exam that correlates to the evolved content.
Q: I have my BRMP, what does this mean for my certification status?
A: There is no change to your certification status. You are and always will be BRMP certified.
Q: Will there be a refresh/bridge materials/course/exam for existing certification holders to see the evolved content?
A: Yes, the launch is planned for the first half of 2022.
Q: Will there be a new certificate/and or badge for the next release?
Q: Will there be a price change for the next release exam?
A: Pricing is determined by the individual Knowledge Providers.
Q: When will the next release of other Knowledge Offerings (CBRM, Fundamentals, SPA, Value, and Executive Brief) be launched?
A: Throughout 2022.
Q: I have already registered for a BRMP course. Do I have the option to take the original or new version?
A: Starting October 1, 2021, both versions will be available to re-certified trainers. Contact your Knowledge Provider to see if the trainer for your session has been re-certified and which version they will be teaching. Trainers have 6 months (until March 31, 2022) to be re-certified.
Q: When will the original BRMP be retired?
A: On October 1, 2022, the original version will be retired.
Q: Will the new version be translated into other languages?
A: Yes, the following is a list of languages the BRMP will be translated into.
This list is in alphabetical order, not in the order of importance or release dates.
Q: When will translations be available?
A: Translations will be released starting within 1 year of the English translation based on translator completion timelines.
Q: Is there a self-paced option available?
A: The self-paced course for the latest BRMP will be available sometime during Q2/Q3 of 2022.
All candidates will be informed formally of their result by APMG. Successful candidates will receive an e-certificate and digtal badge. Update your network with your new skills to get the recognition you deserve.
To claim and share your digital badge, please follow these steps.
- Log on to the APMG Candidate Portal. Click Create Badge.
2. Accept your Digital Badge.
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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.
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 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.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Units/Credits
Q: Are there CPD requirements to attend BRM Institute Knowledge Offerings?
A: There are no PDU requirements for BRM Institute Knowledge Offerings.
Q: Are CPDs awarded for BRM Institute Knowledge Offerings?
A: Yes, CPDs are awarded based on the length of the offering.
Q: How do I become an Knowledge Provider (KP)?
A: To learn more about becoming a Knowledge Provider (KP) please visit the KP 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 KP?
A: Qualifications are dependent upon the BRM Institute Knowledge Offering your organization wants to deliver. For more information please complete the Knowledge Provider Inquiry Form.
Q: How do I apply to be an KP?