Education & Certification

The Education Department is the largest P&L center within the PMI South Florida Chapter. We take great pride in delivering relevant products and services that enrich and enable our membership and further the community’s awareness of project management as a profession. Like all other Chapter departments and their teams, the Education Department is 100% volunteer staffed, bound by the PMI Code of Ethics, with a great passion for giving and teaching.

Our strategy for each new calendar year begins in October, with planning through February and refinement throughout the year. Our selection and execution of products and services includes a forward and backward-looking analysis of a complex mix of careful considerations.

Product and Service Considerations Include:

  • Lessons-learned (of course!)
  • Results of surveys (from events and email campaigns, etc)
  • Prevailing trends in project management (locally and globally)
  • Who’s in-demand in the local and global speaker/presenter circuit?
  • Who has something important to offer that may not be a recognized name?
  • Products and services offered by area educators, R.E.Ps and other providers
  • Partnerships and contractual agreements, RFPs, RFQs that may be required
  • Identification and assessment of gaps that need to be filled to ensure our membership remains competitive with access to current and forward-looking knowledge and deployable skills
  • A business case is made for each event/activity, to ensure that we offer them at the lowest cost possible

The Education Department is made up of four Centers of Competency (COCs) :

Certification and Standards: Director Linda Gardner is responsible for all Chapter products and services that prepare students for PMI Credentials. This includes a dynamic, iterative, refinement of course content to ensure that exam preparation remains relevant and accurate to evolving standards and exam content.

Seminars: Director Maryann Evans and her team are responsible for all education products and services that do not prepare students for PMI Credentials. This includes our annual flagship event, the Professional Development Day (PDD) typically held in May with over 300 attendees. This year’s PDD will span 2-full days and include evening activities.

Dean of Education: Director Amy Kahrim works horizontally across all three COCs. She assures quality of content and provides guidance to Directors on matters of Chapter and department processes and procedures. This includes strategic alignments (internal and external), and reviewing and approving contractual arrangements. Amy is also the department’s resident expert on large-event planning and coordination (e.g. PDD).

Note: The Chapter's Education Outreach activities are not managed under this department. Please choose Education Outreach from the "Get Involved" menu.

PMP® Certification Training Aug 25th + Sep 8th !

The South Florida PMI® Chapter in collaboration with SoftKey is offering a 2 day PMP® Certification training that will assist candidates in preparing for the PMP® Certification exam.

Participants will be able to:
* Prepare to pass the certification Exam.
* Understand the different process groups and knowledge areas presented in the PMBOK®.
* Align your Project Management Knowledge with PMI® terminology and definitions.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 + Saturday, September 8, 2012

PMP Exam Prep Course Chapter Member Price - $395.00

PMP Exam Prep Course Non-Member Price - $445.00

For further details and to register go to :


Roeder Consulting Courses - Live/Online

In-Person Courses

November 16, 2012 8:30 AM ET International Project Management - 8 PDUs - Ft. Lauderdale

And our Online On Demand courses, available 24/7:

360 Awareness (8 PDUs)
Whole Body Decisions (4 PDUs)
Project Management Fundamentals  (8 PDUs)-NEW!

Toastmasters Partnership





  • PMPs earn valuable PDUs while improving important
    communications skills


  • PMPs and their Toastmaster Club sign-off on qualifying activities*
  • PMPs register their PDUs with PMI Global's CCR system


PMPs must keep a copy of a signed activity log in case PMI wishes to audit their claims to PDUs. PMI South Florida Chapter may conduct periodic and unannounced audits of the TMI Club to ensure that rules are being adhered to.


STEP 1: To claim PDUs the attending PMP must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Be a PMI South Florida Chapter member in good standing
  • Function in at least one Qualifying Activity (see Qualified Activity list below) at a District 47 TMI Club meeting:
    • One (1) PDU per full hour of qualified activity in the meeting
    • No partial hours will qualify for PDUs
STEP 2: PMPs record activities into their Toastmasters Competent Communicator Manual, Competent Leader Manual, or Advanced Manual and obtain required initials from a club officer
STEP 3: PMPs log activities into the PDU Activity Report and affix required initials.  PMPs keep this log in a personal file in case of PMI audit
STEP 4: PMP registers their PDUs with PMI Global's online CCRS.
a. You will be limited to 15 PDUs per year
b. Each year this Program's PDU code will be different, so each January search the PMI Global CCRS for the latest code
c. The PDU Activity Code will always begin with C038 (this chapter's unique identifier)
c. The PDU Category Code is "A" as of March 1, 2011 (It was "3" under the previous policy)
d. The Activity Title is always... "Toastmasters: Be a better communicator"


Qualified Program Activities:

  • Evaluator or General Evaluator
  • Toastmaster
  • Speaker
  • Grammarian
  • Contest Chair




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