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  • Who is Blue Summit and what do we do?
    Blue Summit Consulting Group, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that specializes in project management training and consulting services. We are a Premier Authorized Training Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) specializing in certification exam prep courses for multiple PMI® professional certifications and other non-certification project management courses. We provide open enrollment and private courses and can help our clients customize our training to better fit their organization. Additionally, we provide consulting services in project management and organization change/process improvement.
  • What is your company’s expertise in project management training and consulting?
    Blue Summit was founded in 2019 with a core focus on PMI certification exam training. Our team comprises experienced employees and consultants well-versed in project management, adaptive/agile methodologies, leadership, process improvement, and organizational change. All our instructors and consultants hold advanced degrees and certifications, boasting extensive industry experience in diverse sectors such as construction, business management, defense, IT/cybersecurity, among others.
  • What types of training and consulting services do you provide?
    At Blue Summit, we offer PMI® certification exam preparation courses to both private and public audiences. Alongside this, we provide private project management professional development courses that can be customized to suit the distinct needs of our clients. It’s important to note that while private courses can be tailored, exam preparation courses have specific requirements that need consideration when customizing.
  • Do you offer both certification-related and non-certification related project management courses?
    Yes, we offer both PMI® certification prep courses and non-certification courses in project management and related fields such as leadership. You can contact info@bluesummitcg.com to learn more about any of our courses.
  • How can I contact your company for more information or to enroll in a course?
    You can contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com for any questions regarding our courses or enrollment processes.
  • Who can I contact for assistance if I purchased a Blue Summit Course from a Blue Summit partner or third-party?
    If you need assistance with your purchase, payment, etc. you will need to contact the partner or third-party with whom you purchased the course. If you are having trouble accessing materials or content, you can contact our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com. If you are unsure of whom to address your issue, you can always contact us, and we can direct you in the appropriate way.
  • What project management certification courses do you offer?
    Blue Summit is offering PMP® Exam Prep, CAPM® Exam Prep, and PMI-ACP® Exam Prep for open enrollment (public) and for private groups. Additionally, we can provideDASM® and DASSM® Courses for private groups.
  • Can you provide an overview of the content and structure of your project management courses?
    Our courses are meticulously craftedwith specific learning objectivesto offer an optimal learning experience. We employ a blend of lectures, videos, reading materials, quizzes, and diverse learning models to accommodate various learning styles, ensuring flexibility for each student. Accessible through Blue Summit Academy, our learning management system, course materials are structured to efficiently guide students through each module. Furthermore, ourPMP® Exam Prep Courses, On-Demand PMP® Exam Prep Course, and the CAPM® Exam Prep Courses include PMI Choice®, providing access to PMI’s curated training content.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrolling in these courses?
    Blue Summit has no prerequisites for enrolling in our courses. However, PMI® does have requirements that are unique to each certification exam that may include training/education and experience. We recommend that you review PMI’s requirements for the certification you are pursuing to confirm you meet their requirements at www.pmi.org.
  • How can I access the course materials and resources?
    When you enroll in or purchase a course, you'll gain automatic access to course materials via the Blue Summit Academy Learning Management System. Depending on the course, certain materials may become available a few days before the course start date or at a specific point during the course. If your course involves external materials, such as those through PMI Choice®, you'll receive an email on the first day of class from assist@logicaloperations.com. This email will contain instructions on creating a PMI® account and accessing additional materials. We recommend using a personal email account for Blue Summit Academy to ensure you receive course-related emails effectively, as some organizational filters might redirect them to spam or junk folders.
  • Do you offer any specialized or industry-specific project management courses?
    Currently we do not offer any specialized or industry-specific courses to the public. However, organizations can request customization or instructors with specific industry experience for private groups to provide an enhanced learning experience for your employees/members. Contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com to discuss different options.
  • How can I determine which course is right for me?
    If you aim to achieve a professional certification from PMI, we recommend reviewing the requirements and advantages of each certification on the PMI website at www.pmi.org. This will help you align your professional goals with your experience and education levels to determine the most suitable certification. For inquiries about alternative professional development learning options, please contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com. We'll be happy to assist you in selecting the right course.
  • Who can I contact your company if I am having issues with a course I have already purchased or enrolled in?
    If you are having trouble accessing any of the materials or courses, you can contact our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com.
  • Do you offer live online training, and how does it work?
    We conduct many of our courses through live online sessions using Zoom conferencing technology. Led by experienced instructors, these live sessions encourage active participation from students. This format enables us to accommodate more students, providing the flexibility to attend from home while reducing attendance costs. Students enrolled in online courses will find the Zoom session link within their course materials on the Blue Summit Academy Learning Management System.
  • Are there advantages and disadvantages to participating in live online training?
    Choosing between live online and in-person training depends on individual needs and circumstances, each having its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Some students may find in-person environments conducive to learning, while others appreciate the flexibility of attending classes from home. The decision ultimately rests on what works best for you. However, it's important to note that both options offer equal access to materials and support, ensuring no advantage or disadvantage based solely on the chosen format.
  • What is the difference between live online training and in-person training?
    The main distinction between live online and in-person training lies in the delivery method. Live online courses are conducted through Zoom, whereas in-person courses require physical attendance at a designated location. Regardless of the chosen venue, all students receive identical materials and training support from our courses.
  • What are the technical requirements for participating in live online training?
    Participating in live online training requires access to a computer, the Zoom application, and a stable internet connection. The daily Zoom sessions typically span approximately eight hours per day, conducted over multiple days. It's essential to ensure uninterrupted online presence and remain logged into the course for the duration of the training.
  • Is there an on-demand option for the PMP® Exam Prep Course, and how does it work?
    The On-Demand PMP® Exam Prep Course offers ultimate flexibility for PMP® Certification Exam preparation. It features our proprietary training materials alongside PMI-developed on-demand content. Upon purchase, you'll have one year to progress through this self-paced course and complete the training. A course completion certificate is automatically issued at the course's conclusion. Beyond the on-demand materials, students can interact with instructors via email or attend our weekly live exam review sessions. Our instructors are dedicated to assisting each student until they successfully complete the certification exam. Additionally, this course includes certification exam application assistance. You can enroll in the On-Demand PMP® Exam Prep Course here.
  • Is the on-demand course self-paced, or are there specific timelines to complete it?
    The on-demand course is completely self-paced, and you have access to the course from 1-year from purchase.
  • Do I have access to course materials after completing the on-demand course?
    You will have access to the materials for 1 year allowing you to go back through any of the course material you wish to review in preparation for the certification exam. This also includes access to instructor support for the duration of the year.
  • Can I receive support or ask questions during on-demand training?
    Yes, as with all our exam prep courses, you can contact an instructor with questions regarding content or application assistance at any time by emailing support@bluesummitcg.com. You also have the option of signing up and attending a live online weekly exam review session hosted by a certified instructor. You can sign up for this session via your course account.
  • Does Blue Summit offer private training courses?
    Yes, Blue Summit provides private training courses, either live online or in-person, upon client request. We collaborate closely with our clients to identify training aligned with their professional development and organizational objectives. These courses encompass certification exam preparation as well as our non-certification courses. Additionally, we offer tailored curriculum options to better suit specific organizational models and training needs. For more information on our private courses, please contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • Does Blue Summit offer group pricing?
    Yes, Blue Summit provides group discounts and pricing for all our courses. We also offer special pricing for government and military individuals and organizations. For inquiries regarding group or government/military pricing, please contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • Can Blue Summit customize training to meet my company’s specific needs?
    Yes, Blue Summit collaborates directly with our clients to evaluate their learning objectives and requirements, allowing us to tailor training materials to match their specific goals. To discuss customizing content, please reach out to us at info@bluesummitcg.com to schedule a consultation.
  • Does Blue Summit have industry experienced instructors and consultants?
    Yes, at Blue Summit, our team of instructors encompasses diverse backgrounds and experience across various industries and professions. For specific inquiries regarding industry experience, please contact us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • How do I contact Blue Summit to discuss a private training course?
    To discuss a private training course, you can reach us by submitting a contact form on our website or emailing us directly at info@bluesummitcg.com. Please include details about the type of course(s) you're interested in and any specific information that can help us understand your request better. Once we receive your details, we'll work on identifying the best options to meet your requirements.
  • How can I enroll in a course, and what is the enrollment process?
    To enroll in a course, select your desired course and click the 'enroll now' or similar call-to-action button displaying the course price. This will redirect you to the checkout page where you can purchase the course and create an account in our Learning Management System (LMS). During account creation, please provide a username and password. We strongly recommend using a personal email account for enrollment to ensure you receive important communications. Some automated follow-up emails may be flagged by organizational filters or directed to spam/junk folders. For assistance or queries regarding this process, reach out to us at support@bluesummitcg.com.
  • What is the cost of your project management courses, and do you offer any discounts or promotions?
    The cost of our project management courses varies based on factors such as course type, duration, and mode of attendance (on-demand, live online, or in-person). We offer group pricing for five or more participants attending public courses, for any private course, and special pricing for government/military personnel. Periodically, we run promotions which can be found on our website or social media pages.
  • Is there a payment plan available for your courses?
    We currently do not offer a payment plan. All students must pay in full before the start of the course.
  • What is your refund or cancellation policy for course registrations?
    At Blue Summit, we offer refunds or cancellations for course registrations under certain conditions, provided notice is given at least 30 days before the course begins. If within this period, you may opt to postpone your attendance to a future course. For refund or cancellation requests, or more information, please reach out to us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • Does my course include the certification exam?
    While our courses do not automatically include the certification exam fee, you have the option to add it to your course at checkout for an additional cost. Alternatively, you can purchase exams separately at any time by contacting us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • How do I apply for my certification exam if I purchased the exam from Blue Summit and/or as part of my course?
    After purchasing an exam from Blue Summit, you will receive an email invitation to join the PMI-sponsored Blue Summit Training Hub. This email includes instructions on how to set up your account. From this account, you will be able to set up your membership and apply for an exam. You can find additional instructions here or by contacting us at support@bluesummitcg.com.
  • How can I get a quote to submit to my employer?
    When requesting a quote, you can use the contact form on our website or email us at info@bluesummitcg.com. When making a request, please specify the course(s) and/or exams, number of courses and/or exams, and dates of course you are interested in attending.
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about an invoice or payment submission?
    If you have any questions about invoicing or payments, please contact info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • Can you provide information on certification exams for PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®, DASM®, and DASSM®?
    Each certification exam, including PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®, DASM®, and DASSM®, has unique requirements and an individual application process. We advise reviewing the certification requirements, application process information, and Exam Content Outline specific to the certification you wish to pursue. You can find detailed information on the PMI website at www.pmi.org/certifications.
  • Are your courses accredited or recognized by relevant professional organizations?
    Yes, Blue Summit holds the distinction of being a Premier Authorized Training Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Additionally, all our instructors have undergone PMI’s specialized instructor training program.
  • Who are the instructors for your project management courses, and what are their qualifications?
    Our team consists of highly experienced employees and consultants adept in project management, adaptive/agile methodologies, leadership, process improvement, and organizational change. They hold advanced degrees and certifications with substantial industry expertise spanning construction, business management, defense, IT/cybersecurity, among other sectors. All our instructors are PMP certified, and PMI Instructor certified. Moreover, they hold various PMI certifications and exclusively teach courses in which they possess full certification and expertise.
  • What kind of support or assistance can I expect during the course?
    At Blue Summit, we prioritize providing continuous support to our students throughout and beyond the course duration. You can reach out to our instructors at any time during or after the course via email at support@bluesummitcg.com for assistance with course content, materials, system access, application submission, scheduling, or any other queries. We aim to respond to all emails within 24-48 hours. Moreover, students enrolled in our PMP® Exam Prep Course have the option to participate in live instructor-led exam review sessions held via Zoom every Friday from 3pm to 5pm EST/EDT. You can sign up for these review sessions within the course on our Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Are there opportunities for networking or collaboration with other course participants?
    Yes, our courses offer opportunities for networking and collaboration among participants. During live classes, students can engage in discussions and chat about various topics. Additionally, all students are automatically enrolled in related course communities. These communities serve as a platform for ongoing engagement among students and instructors even after the course completion.
  • Can I get a certificate of completion after finishing a course?
    Yes, upon finishing the course in the Learning Management System (LMS), certificates of completion are automatically issued. If you haven't received your certificate, please ensure that you've progressed through all modules by clicking the 'Complete & Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. If you are still not receiving your certificate, please contact us at support@bluesummitcg.com for assistance.
  • How do I enroll in courses through the LMS?
    To enroll in a course, select your desired course and click the 'enroll now' or similar call-to-action button displaying the course price. This will redirect you to the checkout page where you can purchase the course and create an account in our Learning Management System (LMS). During account creation, please provide a username and password. We strongly recommend using a personal email account for enrollment to ensure you receive important communications. Some automated follow-up emails may be flagged by organizational filters or directed to spam/junk folders. For assistance or queries regarding this process, reach out to us at support@bluesummitcg.com.
  • What do I do if I have trouble accessing my content in the LMS?
    If you encounter difficulty accessing content in the Learning Management System (LMS), kindly email us at support@bluesummitcg.com for assistance. Please note that not all content may be available before the course begins. Modules and lessons will unlock as you progress through the course, and completion of certain lessons may be necessary to proceed to the next.
  • What do I do if I get locked out of my account?
    If you're locked out of your Blue Summit Academy account, please try following the instructions provided on the screen to reset your account information. If this doesn't resolve the issue, reach out to our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com for further assistance. For lockouts related to your pmi.org account, PMI Choice®, or the Blue Summit Training Hub, kindly contact PMI for direct assistance.
  • My certificate of completion is not shown in my account. Who do I contact to get help with getting my certificate of completion?
    Upon finishing the course in the Learning Management System (LMS), certificates of completion are automatically issued. If you haven't received your certificate, please ensure that you've progressed through all modules by clicking the 'Complete & Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. If you are still not receiving your certificate, please contact us at support@bluesummitcg.com for assistance.
  • When are course materials available for viewing or downloading from the LMS?
    Upon enrollment in the Blue Summit Academy LMS, course materials become available for immediate access. However, some content may be restricted until the course commencement. Modules and lessons will unlock as you progress through the course, either automatically or at the instructor's discretion. Completion of specific lessons may be required to proceed further. For courses including PMI Choice® access, an email from assist@logicaloperations.com will be sent on the first day of your course to the email associated with your Blue Summit Academy account. To avoid potential email blockages, we recommend using a personal email address for enrollment. If you encounter difficulties accessing or did not receive enrollment emails, please contact our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com for assistance.
  • My access to the course in the LMS has expired. Who can I contact about getting my access renewed?
    If your access to the course materials in the LMS has expired, please note that access is typically set to expire six months after enrollment. However, if you need an extension beyond that period, kindly email our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com to request an extension of up to one year. Access to On-Demand courses will expire after 1-year and cannot be extended further due to licensing requirements.
  • What is the Blue Summit Training Hub?
    The Blue Summit Training Hub is a PMI-sponsored webpage designed for individuals who have purchased a PMI Membership and/or exam voucher through Blue Summit. Following the purchase of the membership/exam bundle, you'll receive an email from support@pmi.org containing instructions on setting up your account. Upon access, you can directly enroll for a membership and initiate the exam application process from the Blue Summit Training Hub. Instructions for setting up your account and using the tools available to you in the system can be found here.
  • Why did I receive an invitation from support@pmi.org? What is it for and what do I do with it?
    The invitation from support@pmi.org is for accessing the Blue Summit Training Hub, provided to you when purchasing a PMI Membership and exam voucher through Blue Summit. This hub facilitates your membership application and initiates the exam application process. The invitation is sent to the email address used during enrollment in Blue Summit Academy. Please note that automated emails like these might get blocked by email servers. To avoid potential issues, we recommend enrolling in the Learning Management System (LMS) using a personal email account.
  • Who do I contact if I have issues with the Blue Summit Training Hub?
    If you encounter difficulties accessing or navigating the Blue Summit Training Hub, we recommend reaching out to partnersupport@pmi.org for assistance. In case you haven't received an invitation to create your account, please contact our course administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com for further assistance.
  • What do I do if I am locked out of my Blue Summit Training Hub account?
    If you get locked out of your Blue Summit Training Hub account, you will need to contact PMI at partnersupport@pmi.org for assistance in unlocking your account.
  • What is the Project Management Institute (PMI®)?
    The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a globally recognized organization dedicated to advancing the field of project management. It offers certifications, resources, and a community for project management professionals. PMI provides various certifications like the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, among others, validating expertise and knowledge in the field. Additionally, PMI offers valuable resources, research, networking opportunities, and professional development to individuals and organizations involved in project management across diverse industries. You can learn more about PMI by visiting their website at www.pmi.org.
  • Where can I find information on PMI and the certifications they offer?
    Information about PMI, the certifications they manage, membership, chapters, and training opportunities can be found at www.pmi.org.
  • Why do I need to create an account at www.pmi.org when taking a Blue Summit Course?
    Creating an account at www.pmi.org is necessary because some of the materials included in our PMI certification exam prep courses are licensed materials provided by PMI. Accessing these materials requires a PMI account.
  • Should I get a PMI® membership and what benefits do I receive from having a PMI® membership?
    A PMI® membership offers numerous benefits for professionals in the project management field. Members gain access to a wealth of resources including exclusive content, industry-leading publications, networking opportunities, and professional development tools. Some key benefits include access to PMI's digital library, member-exclusive webinars, PMI global standards and frameworks, discounts on certification exams, and eligibility to join PMI chapters and communities. Membership fosters ongoing learning, networking, and career advancement within the project management community. You can find additional information about PMI membership by visiting their website at https://www.pmi.org/membership.
  • What is a PMI® Chapter, and why should I join a chapter?
    A PMI® Chapter is a local or regional extension of the Project Management Institute, offering members opportunities for networking, professional development, and collaboration within their geographical area. Joining a chapter provides access to a vibrant community of project management professionals, local events, seminars, and workshops tailored to regional needs. It's an excellent way to connect with like-minded individuals, expand professional networks, gain insights into industry-specific trends, and access additional resources and educational opportunities that complement the broader offerings of PMI on a global scale.You can find additional information about PMI Chapters by visiting their website at https://www.pmi.org/membership/chapters.
  • What is the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification?
    The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification is a globally recognized credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that validates an individual's expertise and knowledge in project management. Achieving PMP® certification demonstrates proficiency in leading and managing projects, showcasing skills in areas like project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing. It signifies a commitment to best practices, ethical conduct, and continuous professional development in the field of project management. Holding a PMP® certification can enhance career prospects, open new opportunities, and provide credibility in the project management domain.
  • Why should I get a PMP® Certification?
    Obtaining a PMP® Certification offers several valuable advantages. It signifies your expertise and proficiency in project management, demonstrating your commitment to adhering to global standards and best practices recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This credential enhances career opportunities, potentially leading to higher job prospects, increased earning potential, and greater credibility in the industry. Additionally, the knowledge acquired while preparing for the certification equips you with comprehensive skills to effectively lead, manage, and successfully execute projects across diverse industries and geographic locations.
  • What are the requirements for applying for the PMP® Certification?
    The eligibility criteria for the PMP® Certification include a combination of education and project management experience. Candidates with a four-year degree require a minimum of 36 months (3 years) of leading projects and 35 hours of project management education/training. For those without a four-year degree, the requirement increases to 60 months (5 years) of project management experience and 35 hours of project management education/training. Additionally, applicants must pass the PMP® examination, which evaluates their knowledge and understanding of project management concepts, tools, and techniques as outlined in the PMI's PMBOK® Guide.
  • Does Blue Summit offer application assistance?
    Yes, we offer application assistance to all PMP® Exam Prep students. Throughout the course, our instructors guide you through the application process. You can submit a draft application to support@bluesummitcg.com for review. Our instructors will provide feedback, recommended changes, and comments via email. Students who purchase their exam through Blue Summit receive an application worksheet, designed to guide the application creation process. If you haven't received the worksheet, you can request a worksheet via the email address above.
  • What do I do if I fail my PMP® Certification Exam?
    While our program aims to equip students for success, the PMP® certification exam can be challenging, with an estimated 40% of candidates not passing on the first attempt. Despite our comprehensive materials and program structure, individual success can vary. If you don't pass the exam, we're here to assist. Feel free to share your results with us, and we'll explore options to best prepare you for a second attempt.
  • Is the certification exam fee included as part of my course?
    While our courses do not automatically include the certification exam fee, you have the option to add it to your course at checkout for an additional cost. Alternatively, you can purchase exams separately at any time by contacting us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • What is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification?
    The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification, offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a globally recognized entry-level certification in project management. It is designed for individuals aiming to initiate or enhance their career in project management. The CAPM® Certification validates fundamental knowledge of project management principles, terminology, and processes as outlined in the PMI's PMBOK® Guide. Holding the CAPM® Certification demonstrates a commitment to understanding project management essentials and can serve as a valuable steppingstone for professionals seeking to advance in the field.
  • Why should I get a CAPM® Certification?
    Obtaining a CAPM® Certification offers several valuable benefits. It provides a foundational understanding of project management principles and practices, serving as a great starting point for those new to the field. This certification demonstrates dedication to learning project management fundamentals recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It can also enhance career prospects by showcasing commitment and competence in project management, potentially opening entry-level project management opportunities and facilitating career advancement in various industries.
  • What are the requirements for applying for the CAPM® Certification?
    The eligibility criteria for the CAPM® Certification are a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree, or global equivalent), and 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. These requirements include formal education hours or contact hours in project management. Upon meeting these prerequisites, applicants can proceed with the CAPM® Certification application process.
  • What do I do if I fail my CAPM® Certification Exam?
    While our program aims to equip students for success, the CAPM® certification exam can be challenging, and many candidates do not pass on the first attempt. Despite our comprehensive materials and program structure, individual success can vary. If you don't pass the exam, we're here to assist. Feel free to share your results with us, and we'll explore options to best prepare you for a second attempt.
  • Is the certification exam fee included as part of my course?
    While our courses do not automatically include the certification exam fee, you have the option to add it to your course at checkout for an additional cost. Alternatively, you can purchase exams separately at any time by contacting us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • What is the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Certification?
    The PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Certification is a credential offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that validates an individual's expertise and practical knowledge in Agile methodologies. This certification demonstrates proficiency in various Agile practices, principles, tools, and techniques utilized in project management. It encompasses a wide range of Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and others, indicating the holder's ability to adapt and thrive in Agile project environments. Achieving PMI-ACP® certification showcases an individual's competency in leading and managing Agile projects, enhancing career opportunities within Agile-focused industries.
  • Why should I get a PMI-ACP® Certification?
    Acquiring a PMI-ACP® Certification offers numerous advantages. It demonstrates your proficiency and commitment to Agile methodologies, showcasing your ability to navigate and lead projects in dynamic, rapidly evolving environments. This certification validates your expertise across various Agile practices, enabling you to contribute effectively to Agile project teams and drive successful project outcomes. Additionally, holding a PMI-ACP® certification can expand career opportunities, increase marketability, and elevate your professional credibility, especially in industries and roles that prioritize Agile project management methodologies.
  • What are the requirements for applying for the PMI-ACP® Certification?
    The eligibility criteria for the PMI-ACP® Certification include a combination of education, project management experience, and Agile-specific training. Candidates with a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree, or equivalent) require a minimum of 12 months of general project experience within the last five years and a minimum of 8 months of Agile project experience within the last three years, along with 21 contact hours of Agile training. For individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher, the requirement decreases to a minimum of 8 months of Agile project experience within the last three years, alongside 21 contact hours of Agile training. The application also includes agreeing to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. For additional information on the PMI-ACP® certification exam requirements and process, visit the PMI website at https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-acp.
  • Does Blue Summit offer application assistance?
    Absolutely, at Blue Summit, our instructors are dedicated to supporting our students through the application process. When you're prepared to apply for the exam, you can submit a draft of your written statements showcasing your project management experience based on the application requirements to support@bluesummitcg.com. Our instructors will carefully review your submission and offer constructive feedback to enhance your application.
  • What do I do if I fail my PMI-ACP® Certification Exam?
    While our program aims to equip students for success, the PMI-ACP® certification exam can be challenging, and many candidates do not pass on the first attempt. Despite our comprehensive materials and program structure, individual success can vary. If you don't pass the exam, we're here to assist. Feel free to share your results with us, and we'll explore options to best prepare you for a second attempt.
  • Is the certification exam fee included as part of my course?
    While our courses do not automatically include the certification exam fee, you have the option to add it to your course at checkout for an additional cost. Alternatively, you can purchase exams separately at any time by contacting us at info@bluesummitcg.com.
  • What is the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM®) and the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM®)?
    The Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM®) and the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM®) are both agile certifications offered by PMI®. The DASM® certification is tailored for individuals embarking on their agile project management career, providing foundational knowledge and skills in agile methodologies. In contrast, the DASSM® is designed for seasoned professionals with experience in agile project management, aiming to further enhance their expertise and leadership capabilities in guiding agile teams. Both certifications focus on cultivating skills to effectively implement agile methodologies and lead successful agile projects. For further details on these certifications, you can explore the PMI website at https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications.
  • What are the requirements to get a DASM® Certification?
    The DASM® certification doesn't have any prerequisites, making it accessible for individuals new to agile project management methodologies. It serves as an entry point for those seeking foundational knowledge and skills in agile practices. This certification is designed to introduce and equip individuals with the fundamental principles and practices of agile methodologies. For a more detailed understanding of the DASM® certification, you can visit PMI's information page at https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-scrum-master-dasm.
  • What are the requirements to get a DASSM® Certification?
    PMI requires all DASSM® candidates to have a minimum of two years of experience working in agile teams, preferably in a leadership position. You must also take the required training such as the Blue Summit DASSM® Exam Prep Course. For more information on the DASSM® Certification, please review the PMI website at https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-senior-scrum-master-dassm.
  • Is the certification exam fee included when I purchase my course from Blue Summit?
    The exam fee is included in the costs of the course for both the DASM® and the DASSM®. Once you complete the training, you will receive an invitation, giving you twelve months to take the certification exam.
  • Does Blue Summit offer open enrollment for DASM® or DASSM® Exam Prep Courses?
    Blue Summit currently offers DASM® and DASSM® courses for private groups. However, we are offering the DASM® for open enrollment in partnership with North Carolina State University’s Office of Professional Development. You can find more information about that program and the courses offered at https://mckimmoncenter.ncsu.edu/office-of-professional-development/project-management-certificate-program/.
  • What is PMI Choice®?
    PMI Choice® is the Project Management Institute’s Learning Management System utilized in Blue Summit’s On-Demand PMP®, PMP®, CAPM®, DASM®, and DASSM® Exam Prep Courses. These courses incorporate licensed content and training materials from PMI, accessed through PMI Choice®. Upon course commencement, students receive an email from assist@logicaloperations.com with instructions on accessing this specialized content.
  • Which courses include PMI Choice® content?
    The On-Demand PMP®, PMP®, CAPM®, DASM®, and DASSM® Exam Prep Courses all include access to PMI Choice®.
  • How will I receive access to my PMI Choice® materials?
    Upon commencement of your course, you will receive an email from assist@logicaloperations.com with instructions and an access code to allow you to create an account and login to PMI Choice®.
  • What do I do if I did not receive my email from assist@logicaloperations.com?
    If you haven’t received an email from assist@logicaloperations.com, firstly, please check your spam or junk email folder, as emails from Logical Operations might sometimes be filtered there due to automated generation. If the email isn’t found in your spam folder, kindly reach out to our Course Administrators at support@bluesummitcg.com for further assistance. They'll help ensure you receive the necessary information.
  • Who do I contact if I get locked out of my PMI Choice® account?
    If you get locked out of your PMI Choice account, you will need to contact PMI for assistance.
  • Why do I need to create an account on pmi.org to access my PMI Choice® content?
    Creating an account on pmi.org is essential as it serves as your gateway to accessing PMI-related platforms and applications. This account grants you access not only to PMI Choice® content but also to the PMI sponsored Blue Summit Training Hub. It's a centralized platform allowing convenient access to various PMI resources, training materials, and certifications.
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