PMTI – September 2021 COVID Update

Ever since the WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, all business has been subject to significant levels of uncertainty.

Project Management Training Institute (PMTI) was not immune to these effects. However, PMTI has taken extraordinary steps to ensure project managers continue to have the choice of getting high-quality training in an in-person classroom environment with adequate precautions to provide the safety for our students.

With a singular goal of increasing learning with safety, Project Management Training Institute reviews recommendations from Center for Disease Control and Prevention and incorporates them into our classes.

While the recommendations can change as the situation improves or otherwise, PMTI has taken the following precautionary measures to ensure your safety and wellbeing:

In-Person class Precautions

Class locations with a record of safety

PMTI has contracted with hotels and hosting facilities that:

  • Regularly conducts spray or hand sanitizing of classroom facilities
  • Provides sanitized equipment
  • Provides seating spaced and disinfected as per CDC guidelines

Masks for Students

  • All students are provided masks upon request throughout the class schedule
  • We recommend all students to wear a mask as required by the local government guidelines

Masks or face shields for Instructor

  • All PMTI instructors are required to wear a mask or face shields. We do not use flat screen separators because they do not move with the instructor
  • Instructors are asked to maintain adequate distance when communicating with the students
  • Instructors and PMTI will coordinate with the hotel to ensure a safe environment for our class participants
  • Instructors are provided resources and guidance for those who teach in-person. PMTI has developed a FAQ for instructors that includes information about teaching while masked, classroom protocols, and other resources

Hand Sanitizers at the Facility

  • We only host our classes where the hotel provides hand sanitizers throughout the facility
  • PMTI provides hand sanitizer dispensers in the classroom strictly for PMTI students
  • Students with special skin conditions are encouraged to bring their own sanitizers

Physical Distancing

  • With the Alpha COVID-19 variant, a physical distance of 6-8 feet was deemed adequate and safe
  • However, with COVID Delta variant, PMTI insists that students maintain the physical distance of 6-8 feet with an additional precaution of wearing a mask on all the time when they are in a closed environment
  • Our class facilities are set up with spacing designed to meet the guidelines from CDC

Leave if you are unwell

  • According to the experts in the field of vaccination, the symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 are similar to those of common cold, flu, and other respiratory illnesses
  • So, if you or someone you live with are experiencing any similar symptoms, are high-risk or feel uncomfortable attending an in-person class, we request that you consider excusing yourself from the class for the safety of others. A lot of times, this step is necessary because the other class participants may feel unsafe (such as when someone is coughing or sneezing)

Virtual Classes every week

  1. In order to address the needs of our students who would have otherwise attended in-person classes, we have ramped up our live online PMP course availability significantly. We conduct one or more classes every week
  2. For those in the east coast, south-east, mid-west, or south central, we offer a weekly course that starts at 9:30 EST or 8:30 CST
  3. For the convenience of students from the west coast and in the mountain time zone, we offer classes starting at 8:30 PST

Weekend Classes

  1. With Work from Home (WFM) being the standard today and companies trying to increase productivity and cut costs, getting training during weekdays may not be an option for some students
  2. We offer several weekend classes for PMP certification every month. The course is offered over two consecutive weekends - Saturday, Sunday and the following Saturday, Sunday

Flexibility to switch your classes from Online to Virtual classes

  1. We understand students may not be able to attend the class they scheduled, with changing priorities and situations out of their control
  2. We will gladly assist our students to switch their class from their scheduled dates to any other course, whether in-person or virtual, to dates that are convenient for them. There may be a fee associated with the reschedule. Please call our office at (734) 786-0104 and check with us

Proactive communications with students

  1. PMTI will provide updated information to all our students as the situation changes and as new guidelines evolve from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  2. Our customer service will communicate with you through email, phone, and chat with updated instructions frequently

Discounts for students who are in between jobs

With COVID-19 throwing a wrench into the career prospects of several project managers, PMTI is extending a massive discount to those in between jobs

We are immensely grateful to everyone for enabling Project Management Training Institute to provide a safe and effective classroom environment. As always, PMTI will closely monitor the conditions of the pandemic, review the guidance from local and national public health experts, and will continue to adjust our policies as needed based on vetted scientific information. With a shared commitment with our students, Project Management Training Institute is confident about continuing to provide the highest quality of certification education to project managers seeking to advance their career with PMP certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

In so far as a class being available for a participant the week they schedule to attend, PMTI promises there will always be a class – either virtual or in-person class every week. It is possible that due to unavoidable circumstances, we will convert some in-person classes to a virtual environment. Students will find the switch seamless. PMTI will provide proactive guidance on how best to approach the change if this change occurs. One of our certification advisors will get in touch with you to hand-hold you with the steps required.

You may switch to any available virtual (Zoom) or in-person classes. Please send an email to [email protected] or call us at our telephone number. One of our certification advisors will provide you the options, offer you the benefits and drawbacks of each option to consider, and will transfer you to the class of your choice for a smooth transition.

Absolutely! There is no difference in the terms applied to the in-person and virtual classes. All our live PMP boot camp classes come with the unique advantages offered only by PMTI:

  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  • Extra 3 years of PMP certification (total of six years instead of three)
  • Unique and proven pedagogy designed and developed by Yad Senapathy and team. Our CEO, Yad Senapathy was a key contributor to the 5th and 7th editions of the PMBOK Guide, is an exclusive contributor to the Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, and Inc.com magazines. He is featured as a PM expert in ThriveGlobal, Disrupt Magazine, IBN Times, HR Future, and several other publications.

Yes! The new course material that we offer is from the latest May 2021 update from Project Management Institute and addresses the latest update to the PMP exam. Our course is further enhanced by improvements provided only by PMTI which has resulted in the highest take rate and a very high pass rate (according to PMI).

With the restrictions in test taking facilities at the PearsonVUE test centers, PMI has opened up a huge opportunity to take the exam at your home as a computer-based test. PMTI provides concise and useful guidelines on how to succeed with an at-home computer based testing for our class participants. So, you can take the PMP exam either in the limited PearsonVUE test centers or as a computer based test at your home or work.

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