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What are your thoughts about the new PMI Authorized Training Partner Program
"... The new PMI Authorized Training Partner Program will replace the current R.E.P. program. It ensures trainers are ready to prepare candidates for the new Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, coming 1 July 2020..."

http://bit.ly/PMI_ATP

This Program will introduce a huge change in the project management ecosystem.

What are your thoughts about this and how will it affect you or your organization (new, old, potential REPs and training organizations)?
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Michael,
I wondering what it's going to now cost to take a class. I would assume that not all REP's are going to make an attempt to become an ATP. They are increasing the cost of the program, limiting what can be taught and adding the Agile experience aspect to it.
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1 reply by Andrew Soswa
Feb 26, 2020 1:20 PM
Andrew Soswa
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In my opinion, the few REPs will charge $2K - $3K - AMA already is charging that, so they will ump the fees to $4K.
Michael,

I'm not clear on the changes. I was surprised by how the three regions are split and the difference in cost.
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1 reply by Michael Effanga
Feb 27, 2020 3:59 AM
Michael Effanga
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Very correct, the published report is silent on that
Feb 26, 2020 11:43 AM
Replying to John Petrie
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Michael,
I wondering what it's going to now cost to take a class. I would assume that not all REP's are going to make an attempt to become an ATP. They are increasing the cost of the program, limiting what can be taught and adding the Agile experience aspect to it.
In my opinion, the few REPs will charge $2K - $3K - AMA already is charging that, so they will ump the fees to $4K.
will it still be acceptable for students to get 35 contact hours non ATPs (non REPs) ?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Feb 26, 2020 4:03 PM
Kiron Bondale
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Based on the answers John Char provided in the REP discussion group on LinkedIn, it is acceptable for non-ATPs to provide the 35 contact hours of training to PMP candidates but PMI will give preferential exposure and treatment to ATPs.

Assuming that holds true for the official launch, it will definitely influence our decision as the cost increase is prohibitive for small REPs who are impacted by a negative currency exchange like we are in Canada.

Kiron
i also read that ATPs will not be allowed to offer on demand self paced ? and that PMI will offer that....what does that mean ? would it be possible for non ATP (non REP ) to offer online on demand courses ?
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2 replies by Michael Effanga and Mudassir Iqbal
Feb 27, 2020 4:04 AM
Michael Effanga
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Currently, the publication does not encourage ATPs to offer online learning apart from that offered directly by PMI
May 10, 2020 6:33 PM
Mudassir Iqbal
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This is PMI competing with you and others..
Feb 26, 2020 1:52 PM
Replying to Shady Bassily
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will it still be acceptable for students to get 35 contact hours non ATPs (non REPs) ?
Based on the answers John Char provided in the REP discussion group on LinkedIn, it is acceptable for non-ATPs to provide the 35 contact hours of training to PMP candidates but PMI will give preferential exposure and treatment to ATPs.

Assuming that holds true for the official launch, it will definitely influence our decision as the cost increase is prohibitive for small REPs who are impacted by a negative currency exchange like we are in Canada.

Kiron
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2 replies by Michael Effanga and Rami Kaibni
Feb 27, 2020 4:03 AM
Michael Effanga
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Thanks Kiron for this feedback. Is the Linkedin group a closed one or the link can be shared for others to join in on the discussion.

If non ATPs are still allowed to offer classroom and online training and their delegates will be accepted to apply for the PMP Exam then it will be accommodating to all training providers.

The concern now will be the price gap between ATPs and Non ATPs.
Feb 28, 2020 7:14 PM
Rami Kaibni
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If this is the case, then how does this help REP’s and give them advantage ? With those additional expenses, I believe that many will opt to go another route and take courses elsewhere from non-PMI- REP’s.

It will be interesting to see how things shake up.
Feb 26, 2020 12:24 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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Michael,

I'm not clear on the changes. I was surprised by how the three regions are split and the difference in cost.
Very correct, the published report is silent on that
Feb 26, 2020 4:03 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Based on the answers John Char provided in the REP discussion group on LinkedIn, it is acceptable for non-ATPs to provide the 35 contact hours of training to PMP candidates but PMI will give preferential exposure and treatment to ATPs.

Assuming that holds true for the official launch, it will definitely influence our decision as the cost increase is prohibitive for small REPs who are impacted by a negative currency exchange like we are in Canada.

Kiron
Thanks Kiron for this feedback. Is the Linkedin group a closed one or the link can be shared for others to join in on the discussion.

If non ATPs are still allowed to offer classroom and online training and their delegates will be accepted to apply for the PMP Exam then it will be accommodating to all training providers.

The concern now will be the price gap between ATPs and Non ATPs.
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Feb 27, 2020 9:13 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Michael,

the group is open to all current REP representatives so if you do work for a REP you should be able to send John Char a request to join it as it is a hidden group so it wouldn't show up in a LinkedIn search.

Kiron
Feb 26, 2020 1:53 PM
Replying to Shady Bassily
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i also read that ATPs will not be allowed to offer on demand self paced ? and that PMI will offer that....what does that mean ? would it be possible for non ATP (non REP ) to offer online on demand courses ?
Currently, the publication does not encourage ATPs to offer online learning apart from that offered directly by PMI
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1 reply by Shady Bassily
Feb 27, 2020 4:11 AM
Shady Bassily
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Thanks Michael for the feedback
Feb 27, 2020 4:04 AM
Replying to Michael Effanga
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Currently, the publication does not encourage ATPs to offer online learning apart from that offered directly by PMI
Thanks Michael for the feedback
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