FAQ’s

1. What does BOBCAT Academy provide me on the course?
  • Live training.  35 PMI® required contact hours.
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  • Comprehensive course material including a diverse mix of books, flashcards, cheat sheets, exam simulators, and quizzes (note: these materials are directly mailed to you once you register and pay for the class). 
  • PMP® exam application support.  Guidance in order to maintain PDUs.
2. Who should attend this course?
  • Professionals involved in managing projects for corporations, government agencies, and non-profits who want to earn their PMP® or CAPM® credential and increase their earning potential and marketability.
  • Current PMP® credential holders who need to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) in order to maintain their certification and adhere to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program.
  • Project managers who want to stay up-to-date on the latest global best practices and PMBOK® terminology.
3. What is the format of the class?
Each course includes a live certified instructor, course material, study best practices, exercises, quizzes, and mock exams. We offer –
  • Online Saturday & Sunday PMP® and CAPM® Live Training
  • Online 4-Day PMP® and CAPM® Live Training
  • In-Person 4-Day PMP® and CAPM® Live Training
4. What can you expect from the class?
  • Gain supreme confidence
  • Decode the PMBOK® language
  • Memorize what’s most important
  • Break down and correctly answer questions
  • Know when you’re really ready to sit for the exam
5. ​Do I receive a confirmation of my class attendance?
Yes, you will receive a certificate.
6. Does the course include practice quizzes and exams?
  Yes, you will have practice quizzes and exams.
7. What is the Exam Pass Guarantee?
We want to partner with you in your success.  If you do your part by diligently following our BOBCAT Exam Success program, you will successfully pass the PMP® Exam on your 1st try.  In the highly unlikely event that you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, we will allow you to retake the class for free.  If you do not pass the exam on your second attempt then we will allow you to retake the class for free and assign a coach to work with you 1-on- 1 to identify how best to improve your score.  If, after three attempts during the 12 months after class ends, you do not pass the exam we will refund your full tuition.     This guarantee is valid if you attend the entire course, complete all of the assigned homework by the due date, login to every scheduled conference call, and sit for the exam within 30 days after your class ends.
8. What are the pre-requisites for sitting for the PMP® Exam?
In order to apply for the PMP® Exam, you have to meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • A 4-year degree and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
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  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
9. What are the pre-requisites for sitting for the CAPM® Exam?
In order to apply for the CAPM® Exam, you have to meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam
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  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with 1,500 hours of project experience
10. What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?
We only provide top notch instructors because our students deserve nothing less than best-in- class guidance.  Therefore, each of our certified instructors have been vetted to meet the following criteria:
  • Possess dynamic, motivating speaking skills
  • Passed the PMP® on their 1st attempt
  • Led a minimum of 20 PMP® Exam Prep classes
  • Trained a minimum of 200 PMP® Exam Prep students
  • Spent a minimum of 1,000 hours conducting PMP® Exam Prep classes
  • Thoroughly understand the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 
11. How soon do you suggest I should take the exam after doing the course?
We recommend that you should take the exam within 30 days after taking the class, but absolutely no longer than 90 days after the class has finished.
12. What are the course prerequisites?
You will need to purchase a copy of the 5 th edition of the PMBOK®.  The rest of the course materials are directly mailed to you once you register and pay for the class. Additionally, we encourage you to read at least the first three chapters; however, it would be even better if you read the entire PMPBOK® at least one time prior to the start of class.  This will greatly increase your comprehension and retention of the course work.
13. Are preferred rates offered for corporations and government agencies?
Yes.  Please contact us to get more information.
14. Does the course fee include the PMP® and CAPM® Exam fees?
No, you need to apply and pay for the exam directly through PMI's website at www.pmi.org
15. How do I schedule my PMP® and CAPM® Exams?
Once PMI® approves you to sit for the PMP® and CAPM® Exams, you can contact a testing center (i.e. Prometric) to schedule your exam.  Testing centers are located across the U.S. and in many countries worldwide.
16. Is BOBCAT Academy a PMI® R.E.P.?
We are not a R.E.P. However, we use PMBOK® 5 th Edition course materials. Additionally, our instructors have trained a minimum of 200 PMP® Exam Prep students and spent a minimum of 1,000 hours conducting PMP® Exam Prep classes. Per the PMI® Handbook, the 35 hours of project management education can come from non-R.E.P. training companies. Please see the Education Categories section - Category B on page 39 of the PMP Handbook (revised July 30, 2013) for additional information.
17. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?
Our course outlines are fairly detailed.  We also offer pre-course coaching calls that allow you to get your questions answered prior to the start of the course and make a decision if this course is right for you.  As a result, once you begin our course, we do not offer refunds for cancellations.