Get Certified as a Business Relationship Manager

Global Partners

BTA is a proud partner with the BRMI which defines the global standard in business relationship management and has written two courses. This has been expressed in two training packages - a foundation level and a practitioner level enabled through APMG; an examintion institute. The approach behind this is the education of concepts, tools,  and techniques and certification through an exam .

Leading in This Domain

 Our experience allows us to understand the opportunities and challenges needed to accomplish the Strategic IT Partner level. Our expertise provides the groundwork to infuse a considered and nuanced approach into the training.

Delivered by BRMs

These courses are delivered by seasoned Business Relationship Managers, not just trainers. BTA has helped conceive the Practitioner level course from its inception. Therefore, Business Relationship Managers globally can draw on our rich experience.

Baxter Thompson Associates have teamed up with the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI) to define and train the competences required to be a successful Business Relationship Manager. We deliver the certification produced by the BRMI and we provide two courses:

  1. BRMP® course
  2. CBRM® course

Both to be accredited by APMG.

BRMP Course and Certification 

The Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) training and certification programme is intended as a comprehensive foundation for Business Relationship Managers at every experience level. The training and certification are designed to provide a solid baseline level of knowledge.

BRMP® training is available as an online or an onsite class for individuals or corporate clients. The BRMP® certification exam is always included with the training and does not have any additional costs for the student. The class is a three day course. The exam is taken on the third day, at the end of the course, or alternatively, the exam can be scheduled to be taken at a later time with approval of the instructor.

The exam format is in closed book, 50 multiple choice questions and is limited to a 40 minute time duration.

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CBRM Course and Certification

The Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) Practitioner Qualification programme is intended for the intermediate-to-advanced Business Relationship Manager. The main focus is on advancing to the role of Strategic Business Relationship Manager. As such, the primary focal point is on strategic business relationship management; leveraged to optimise business value to the enterprise.

To pursue the CBRM certification, a candidate must be a certified Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®). The CBRM course is four days long, excluding the exam. This is an onsite class only. It is organised by either Baxter Thompson Associates or booked per corporate client.

The exam is based on a case study with 4 questions over 2.5 hours that can either be paper based or taken Online.

CBRM certification will be granted by the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI) for three years upon successfully passing the exam.

Continued CBRM certification after three years will depend on acceptable professional development training and experience. It will be validated by BRMI with a fee paid on the third anniversary of the exam to BRMI.

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BRMP  Classroom Training 

Individuals can book the classroom based course offered by Baxter Thompson Associates.

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CBRM Classroom Training

Individuals can book the classroom based course offered by Baxter Thompson Associates.

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BRMP and CBRM Training

This follows the curriculum outlined by the BRMI.
However, emphasis on particular competencies will be based on the organisations strengths and weaknesses, and making the theory relevent to the current environment.

BRMP Training CBRM Training

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