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Brooklyn Park, MN, United States, 2014/01/24 - Think IT Association announced today that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective January 1st - ThinkITAssociation.org.
R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials. These organizations have met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance, especially since median salaries for the profession now exceed $100,000 (USD). Consequently, Think IT sought to ensure that its members would receive credit for each of the Think IT PMO group meetings they attend in order to help them maintain their certifications.
Think IT is a professional development association for IT professionals with 8 different groups, including a group specifically designed for project management professionals which meets monthly. Meetings are facilitated each month by a different member of the group on a project management-related topic and are offered at no cost.
“We think this partnership will be a great asset for the members of our Project Management Office group. At Think IT, we promote professional development and we support our members who are working to earn and maintain valuable certifications in order to advance their careers. We truly hope that as an R.E.P. we will be able to help members achieve their goals,” said Think IT Chairman, Richard Walker.
Think IT Association joins more than 1,500 R.E.P.s in more than 80 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers, academic institutions, and corporate training departments within corporations and government agencies.
About Think IT Association
The overall mission of Think IT (thinkitassociation.org) is to foster professional growth and development through the power of networking and collaboration. The association currently has 8 groups with over 1,700 members within the Twin Cities community. Each group meets on a monthly or bi-monthly basis in an informal, roundtable format with a different leader from the group facilitating each session.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI, executives have confidence that their important initiatives will deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage.