Agile Business Consortium complimentary membership update

Since May 2017, the Agile Business Consortium has offered a years’ complimentary membership to successful candidates for the AgileBA, AgileDS, AgilePgM, AgilePM, and ABC Scrum Master / Product Owner certifications. The Consortium has recently revamped their membership programme which affects the offer to candidates.

The Consortium now offers two levels of membership: Associate (£49/year) and Professional (£99/year).

From January 2022 successful candidates for the products mentioned above will be entitled to claim 3 months’ complimentary Associate membership.

Although a reduction in the duration of complimentary membership, the Consortium has made a range of improvements to the membership program, ensuring this remains a great offer for candidates and an additional benefit to highlight when promoting associated training courses.

During the transition, the Consortium will honour the previous 12-month complimentary membership for any candidates previously informed of the 12-month arrangement.

What’s included?

(Complimentary) Associate membership offers the following benefits:

  • Exclusive monthly member events
  • Access to resources, including templates & frameworks
  • Access to a global, agile community
  • Discounts on events including the Agile Business Conference – the world’s longest-running agile event for professionals
  • Webshop discounts

Complimentary membership is valid from the date of activation (not the candidate’s exam date). At the end of the three-month period, individuals can opt to renew for 12 months at the standard rate of £49 per year.

How do candidates claim?

  1. APMG’s result notification emails for the relevant exams include instructions for candidates to claim their complimentary membership.
  2. The instructions direct candidates to complete a short online claim form. This enables APMG to share the required data with the Consortium, ensuring GDPR compliance.
  3. The latest response data for the claim form is sent to the Consortium on a weekly basis.
  4. The Consortium uploads the latest data to their membership database which generates an automated email to each candidate containing instructions for activating their complimentary membership.

In addition, every month, APMG emails all the latest successful candidates with details of the offer and a reminder to claim.

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