Keeping your RTBMA or ETBMA title current

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The Recognized TBMA title and Elite TBMA certification are annually renewable.

  • To maintain RTBMA, title holders are expected to stay current with Apptio product enhancements and basic TBM concepts.
  • ETBMAs are expected to do the same while also contributing to the Apptio Community body of knowledge. 


RTBMA and ETBMA Upgrade Paths

The body of work created to prepare individuals to be successful TBMAs along with the examinations that validate knowledge are made possible by and are a benefit exclusively of the AAEP program. An active AAEP is required to upgrade a title or certification.


If you have this titleFollow these instructionsto upgrade to this title

Complete the following:

Supporting an IT Leadership TBM Review

Cost Transparency Foundation Part 2

V12 Awareness Videos

01 What's New

05 TBM Studio

Upgrade exam

We held the release of this title until mid-year. So there was a lot packed into earning RTBMA 2016. To upgrade to 2017, we just want to make certain our RTBMAs know how to stay plugged-in to product updates.


Complete the following:

Log into Apptio U.

Under the Start Here to Enroll in Courses section of your dashboard, open the RTBMA 2016 to RTBMA 2017 learning plan.

The plan simply has you read this article How to find the latest product updates on Apptio Community 

Per the article instructions, follow the product pages that interest you.

By accessing the article through Apptio U, your upgrade will be complete and you'll automatically receive the 2017 badge, certificate and logo. If you have questions, email



Quick and easy so you can get back to focusing on earning ETBMA :-) 


Each year we evaluate the product and best practice enhancements since the last title upgrade and plan the bridge process accordingly. 

Apptio Recognized TBMA 2018 Available in 2018

ETBMAs are required to keep pace with RTBMA updates as well as maintain a position of thought leadership in the Apptio Community.


To do so over the course of their year as an ETBMA, candidates must accumulate a minimum of 5 Elite Credits with at least 3 coming from the Continuing Education category.


Continuing Education:


Attend an Elite TBMA virtual event

(View Schedule)

1 credit per event
Attend Apptio User Summit 2017 1 credit


TBM Contributions:

Author an Apptio Community blog post1 credit per post
Speak or serve on a panel at an Apptio Education event2 credits
Apptio Elite TBMA 2018 Available in 2018
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