ECPI University Joins Prestigious Group Approved by Project Management Institute to Provide Project Management Training

Virginia Beach, VA – January 24, 2012 - ECPI University today announces it is now approved by Project Management Institute to become a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective January 2012.

ECPI University will be offering an accredited course and lab in Applied Project Management. The course will develop and expand the student’s knowledge of project management methodology as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The emphasis of this course is to gain management skills and resources.

The concentration of study is learning and understanding the fundamental rules and tenets of the PMBOK® and gaining an understanding of the practical application of the methodology using real life situations. The lab will apply project management concepts and theories for different case studies.

“ECPI University is proud and excited to have been selected as a PMI Registered Education Provider,” announced Kevin Paveglio, Campus President for ECPI University, Virginia Beach.  “Technology has been a core educational competency since our beginning in 1966. We serve educational needs in Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. The skills taught in Project Management are critical to anyone seeking a career in these areas or wanting to increase their value for those already in these fields.”

“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.”

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.

Currently, there are over 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.