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April 2, 2010
IAFM/IAPM Relationship with IIR ME
You will be aware that at the end of 2009 IAFM/IAPM ceased to be involved in providing courses in the Middle East. We have subsequently appointed a number of other providers. However, we continue to get questions from prospective delegates in relation to programs being marketed in the GCC area. The following answers to questions raised, should acquaint you with the position. However, if you need any further advice please feel free to contact any of our offices.
Is it correct that IIR ME no longer markets IAFM/IAPM programs?
Yes that is correct. At the end of 2009 the relationship between the two organisations terminated. IIR ME is no longer permitted by IAFM/IAPM to market our programs.
The programs currently marketed by IIR ME look very similar to the IAFM/IAPM programs. Are they the same?
Yes, IAFM/IAPM have also noted that the new IIR ME programs look similar. IIR ME has chosen to use names very similar to IAFM/IAPM programs. But you will notice that they are Certificate - not Certified. This means that if you attend one of their courses, you will only receive a CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE in the same way that you always have. This is not an internationally recognized certification or membership of any international body. IIR ME is an events arranger - not a training company therefore they cannot certify courses
What is the value of programs being certified?
If programs are certified they have been through a quality control process where the contents of the program are scrutinsed to ensure that the content meets certain standards. A certificate program is not necessarily subject to any quality control process as usually the content is provided by an individual trainer.
But I have just enrolled in a program thinking that it was a Certified program. What should I do?
If you have enrolled in a program in the genuine belief that it was an IAFM/IAPM certified program you should contact IIR ME. The Informa Group (IIR ME Parent company) legal officers in London assured us that IIR has no intention to mislead people therefore we suggest you contact IIR and discuss the position with them.
If IIR courses are not certified can I still undertake IAFM/IAPM Certified courses.
The good news is that through IAFM/IAPM partners in different parts of the GCC and Dubai itself, we can offer you all of the IAFM certified programs as previously. In the next couple of months we will be running large number of programs including:
- Certified Compliance Officer
- Certified Cash Flow Manager
- Certified International Project Manager
- Certified Operational Risk Manager
We recommend that you look at the IAFM/IAPM websites regularly and you will see when the programs are available and where - www.theiafm.org and www.theiapm.org
Is there an additional charge for certification?
No, if you attend an IAFM/IAPM program directly or via one of our partners, the fees paid for our programs are inclusive of the certification and up to 2 year membership of the IAFM/IAPM, as was the case with IIR ME when it was our partner.
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