Obtaining a Referral Letter for TBM Council Certification

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As stated in the syllabus for the TBM Executive Foundation Certificate, candidates for certification are required to verify they meet the education and experience requirements set forth by the TBM Council. These requirements are not intended to be onerous; when combined with the certification training and testing, they help ensure candidates have the prerequisite knowledge and history needed to initiate and manage an effective TBM program.


The process for verifying these prerequisites is simple: ask a current or former supervisor (with direct knowledge of your work history) to send an electronic (email) referral letter per the instructions below. Candidates should have taken the class and passed the certification exam prior to having a referral letter sent. Please have your supervisor read the syllabus prior to sending the letter.


Below is recommended text for your supervisor to use when sending the email. Please be sure they use their corporate email address, provide their title and company, and include a phone number where they can be reached.


To: certification@tbmcouncil.org 

From: supervisor's work/corporate email address [a personal email address will not suffice]

Subject: Verification of education and experience requirements for <candidate's full name>



Dear TBM Council,


I am writing to verify the <candidate's first name> meets the Education and Professional Experience requirements as defined in the Technology Business Management Executive Foundation Certificate Syllabus (found here). I have read and understood the requirements stated in the syllabus and I have direct knowledge of <candidate's first name> work history and schooling in order to provide this verification.


It is my pleasure to attest that <candidate's full name> meets the Education and Professional Experience requirements set forth by the TBM Council for becoming a Certified TBM Executive.




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