March 11, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Avila University's Advantage Program announces it is now approved by Project Management Institute to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective Jan. 1, 2011.
PMI R.E.P.s are educational organizations that have demonstrated that they are capable of providing world-class effective project management training. Through PMI's rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design, R.E.P.s provide the project management training necessary to earn and to maintain Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and other PMI professional credentials.
Avila University's Advantage program is a unique and innovative approach to adult education in Kansas City that recognizes the working student's need for value, professional assistance, convenience and timely results. The Project Management Certificate (PMC) program is 13 credit hours and five classes, all online. It is an elective component of the Master of Arts in Management and specifically created to prepare students to successfully pass the PMI exam for PM certification.
"We are pleased that Avila University's Advantage program is now recognized as a PMI Registered Education Provider," said Steve Iliff, dean, School of Professional Studies, Avila University. "This designation is one more way the university continues to set itself apart from the competition and advance the expertise of our students by providing high quality educational opportunities."
"PMI's recent survey of training providers shows that 80 percent of organizations seeking suppliers of project management training strongly prefer to work with PMI R.E.P.s. They view their affiliation with PMI, as the leading standard-setting professional association for project management, as a stamp of quality on the training services they purchase," said Edwin Andrews, Ph.D., director of academic and educational programs and services at PMI. "Organizations want to protect their investment in project management training, and they know that a PMI R.E.P. delivers such training in a cost-effective and efficient manner."
Currently, there are more than 1,400 R.E.P.s in more than 70 countries. These organizations include commercial training providers that design complete educational systems, academic institutions, internal training offices at corporations and government agencies.
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in over 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 their important initiatives deliver expected results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at www.pmi.org.