Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

PMP/CAPM Study Group

The PMP Study Group program has been suspended as of March 2020. PMI has changed their requirements for how chapters and registered educaiton providers deliver PMP and CAPM prep. We are sorry for any convenience. Visit this page to learn about another option for you to gain the educaiton required to sit for the PMP, CAPM or PMI-ACP exam. 


The classes include the shared perspectives, lively discussion, comprehensive study guides and sample questions. The course is an exceptional value for PMINEO members.

Participants interested in obtaining the CAPM or PMP are encouraged to attend. Materials for the session will align to the 6th edition PMBOK. Also, if you are an existing PMP and want to brush up on the latest edition PMBOK and earn PDU's by learning and training others, please consider registering.

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Save the Dates for 2020 



Registration Opens




Jan 7 – Mar 31

Nov 10

registration closed


Apr 28 – Aug 4

Mar 1



Aug 25 – Dec 10

Jul 1



Course Details

  • PDU's:  Attendees will receive 3 PDU's / Learning Credits for each session they attend.  Maximum of 39 credits if all 13 sessions are attended.
  • Group meets: Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for 12 weeks.
  • Certification Details: Please read the handbooks for the CAPM and PMP to learn more about these certifications.
  • Registration and Cost:  $55 for PMINEO Members and Progressive employees; $75 for all others
  • Co-Sponsor: Progressive Insurance - Bob Gombeda - is the primary contact.
  • Where: Progressive Insurance - Fairways Building, 300 North Commons Blvd. Mayfield Village, OH 44143.
  • Agenda: Each week will focus on a knowledge area. Students are expected to have reviewed related sections of the text and will generate discussions.

About the Instructor: Bob Gombeda 

Robert Gombeda is an IT Consultant with Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio. He has over thirty years of experience in project management consulting with an extensive background in leading PMO start-ups and developing project management policies, processes and methods. Mr. Gombeda joined Progressive in 2003 and was responsible for the start-up and management of one of the first of Progressive’s distributed PMOs. In 2007, he was a member of the strategic team formed to develop a centralized EPMO model, which was adopted and is currently in place today. In 2008, he organized the EPMO Consulting Services Team, which was responsible for developing and delivering the EPMO’s project review, deep dive and recovery services. In addition, his team acted as clearinghouse for all PM processes and standards and provided project consulting support and training services to the 250+project management community. Mr. Gombeda is currently leading the efforts in evaluating and measuring the efficiency of the existing processes against key performance measures to ensure Progressive’s standards are lean and able to be applied consistently across the enterprise.

About the PMP

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP also increases your earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 17 percent more than their non-certified peers according to the Project Management Salary Survey—Eighth Edition.

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

PMP Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

About the CAPM

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM®, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

CAPM Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience


  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam