Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies is committed to providing advanced skills valued by employers. The PMP® certification is the gold standard for project managers and our Project Management Professional Course is one of our most popular courses. And, we were recently named a PMI Authorized Training Partner, ensuring our PMP candidates are being taught by qualified instructors who understand the needs of modern day learners.
What is a PMI Authorized Training Partner?
PMI Authorized Training Partners are authorized by PMI to support the professional development needs of future or current PMI practitioners and stakeholders in their pursuit of PMI Credentials. Authorized Training Partners who deliver PMP® exam prep have access to licensed PMP exam prep course materials, developed by PMI.
Part of becoming a PMI Authorized Training Partner includes instructor training. Tushar Rathod, an experienced project manager who teaches our PMP® certification prep class, went through PMI’s instructor training and is now a PMI brand instructor. This means he delivers PMI certified content to help students meet career goals.
“The Continuing & Professional Studies team really took on the challenge to carefully review and refine their PMP® course content and materials to meet all of PMI’s strict standards for Authorized Training Partner status,” says Tushar Rathod, PMI brand instructor.
Why does this designation matter for students?
Primarily, the designation signals to potential students that our course has been vetted by PMI and will prepare them to take and earn the PMP® certification.
We also have access to turn-key, PMI licensed content, including instructor and participant guides, and online learning assets like quizzes, knowledge checks and videos—all of which benefit students.
We can now offer our program to current PMP® credential holders so that they may earn professional development units (PDUs) to keep and maintain their certification. All PMP® credential holders must earn 60 PDUs every three years in order to renew their certificate for another three year term. PMP® credential holders may now take our program and earn 23 PDUs towards the 60 needed for their certificate renewal.