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BRMI Selects APMG-International As Its Global Accreditation And Certification Partner

Business Relationship Management Institute and APMG-International today announced an Agreement designed to meet the growing demand for high-quality professional training and certification in the field of Business Relationship Management. Under this agreement, APMG-International will accredit training organizations to deliver BRMI’s Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) and Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) Courseware and will be responsible for the creation, delivery, and administration of professional certification examinations.

“BRMI is very excited to partner with APMG-International, the leader in accreditation and certification services, to promote wider adoption of our world-class Business Relationship Management training, and facilitate widespread availability of our professional certifications. By joining forces with APMG-International, BRMI makes an important step toward fulfilling its mission to gather and effectively disseminate leading Business Relationship Management practices and facilitate BRM education, professional training and certification programs,” said Dr. Aleksandr Zhuk, Co-Founder and President of Business Relationship Management Institute.

“The Business Relationship Manager role is a critical component in the ongoing effort to bridge the gap between internal service providers and the business,” said Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG-International. “This new offering not only enhances our IT Service Management portfolio, but also our Project and Program management offerings. It is a key skill that is needed by ITIL® professionals, PMPs, and PRINCE2® and MSP® Practitioners, a market that our global network of training organizations knows well.”

“Having been at the very beginning of the BRM discipline, it is very exciting for me to see a global leader in training accreditation and professional certification take on the important task of disseminating the best in BRM knowledge my colleagues and I have gathered through many years of research, teaching, and practice,” said Vaughan Merlyn, Co-Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Business Relationship Management Institute.

According to Dr. Zhuk, “While the discipline of Business Relationship Management is not new, formalization of Business Relationship Management process requirements in the ISO/IEC 20000 international standard and ITIL promoted explosive worldwide growth in the BRM role and created significant demand for quality BRM education and certification. By partnering with APMG-International, BRMI delivers on its promise to make its world-class BRM professional development programs available worldwide. Having APMG-International handle our certification exams further enhances the value we pledged to provide to the global Business Relationship Management community.” 


About BRMI

Established in February 2013, Business Relationship Management Institute, Inc. (“BRMI”) is an international professional association and learning and certification organization in the field of Business Relationship Management. The rapidly growing ranks of BRMI members represent leading commercial, government, and nonprofit organizations from more than 20 countries. Through its active social media channels, BRMI joins thousands of Business Relationship Management thought leaders and expert practitioners into a vibrant global professional community. For more information, visit: www.brminstitute.org.

About APMG-International

APMG-International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio of qualifications includes COBIT® 5, CESG’s Information Assurance Scheme, ITIL, and PRINCE2. APMG-International works in partnership with over 250 training companies worldwide. Its Accredited Training Organizations have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. APMG-International examinations are available globally and it works with 21 languages. For more information, visit: www.apmg-international.com.

Press contacts

Aleksandr Zhuk

Alicia Holbrook
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PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Ltd.
ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Ltd.
MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Ltd.
COBIT® is a registered trade mark of ISACA.