Strategic Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) Training & Certification

The CBRM® Practitioner Qualification is intended for the intermediate-to-advanced Business Relationship Manager, as it focuses on advancing to the role of Strategic Business Relationship Manager. As such, the primary focus is on strategic business relationship management, leveraged to optimize business value to the enterprise.






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Course Objective

The CBRM® Practitioner Qualification is intended for the intermediate-to-advanced Business Relationship Manager, as it focuses on advancing to the role of Strategic Business Relationship Manager. As such, the primary focus is on strategic business relationship management, leveraged to optimize business value to the enterprise.

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding and competence to perform the role of Strategic Business Relationship Manager.


  •  BRM Re-Cap – Recall the key BRM concepts, processes, and techniques
  •  Understanding Relationship Maturity and Value.
  •  Assessing BRM Context.
  •  Developing Strategic Relationships.
  •  Optimizing Business Value.
  •  Exam Prep and the official CBRM exam.


The candidate will demonstrate deep understanding and ability to perform the Strategic BRM role. Specifically, the candidate should be able to:

  •  Effectively communicate the purpose and objectives of the Strategic BRM role and how to optimally position that role for maximum effectiveness within the enterprise.
  •  Explain how to use their personal power and influence to build business relationships and foster culture that excels at business value results.
  •  Apply the Strategic Relationship Management processes and techniques to build and sustain trust relationships spanning Business Partner and Provider networks.
  •  Assess Business Demand Maturity and Business Relationship Maturity and how these might evolve over time.
  •  Assess Provider Capability Maturity and BRM Competencies and identify key areas needing improvement.
  •  Apply cross-organization communication techniques to clearly articulate real Provider/ business value delivered to the organization.
  •  Discuss how to influence executive leaders in their use of Provider Capabilities and Assets based upon potential business value and convergence with business strategy.
  •  Explain how to promote business innovation in the BRM’s sphere of influence.
  •  Use the Business Value Management process, techniques and metrics to help define, realize and optimize the value of Provider capabilities and assets.
  •  Know how to apply Business Partner Experience Management so as to create a positive Business Partner perception of Provider capabilities as an essential element of building and sustaining trust relationships.
  •  Shape strategic agendas for optimum business value, with due consideration of external compliance requirements and potential risks to the business.
  •  Explain the implications of Lean/Agile type methods for the BRM role and capability.
  •  Recommend effective approaches for influencing the development and deployment of available Provider capabilities based upon business need and potential to enable or create business value.
  •  Apply Business Capability Management techniques to determine how strategic business outcomes can be achieved and sustained.
  • Contribute to Business Transition Management by identifying key stakeholders, analyzing transition networks and planning transition management to achieve organizational understanding, support, adoption, and business value results of investments in new business capabilities.


Candidates must hold a Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP) certificate.
The official “CBRM Guide to the BRM Body of Knowledge” is required for this course. For classroom-based courses only, this guide will be provided with the course materials.

Target Audience

  • Business leaders.
  • Provider leadership and management staff.
  • BRMs looking for additional formal training and certification.
  • Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of the relationship between the Business Partner and Provider.

Exam and Certification

Multiple Choice format – Paper Based and Online Certification
The certification exam is included with the registration. It consists of 4 questions worth 20 marks each, giving a maximum of 80 total marks. The exam is scenario based and the duration is 2.5 hours. Students must get 40 (50%) or more of the questions correct to pass the exam. Students will need the CBRM Guide to the BRM Body of Knowledge to use as a reference source during the exam. No other materials are permitted.
One official sample exam will be provided during the course.


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Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for this course

How do I need to take the exam?

TaUB Solutions will request the examinations together with your registration. The exam will be taken at the end of the course. Results are available within 5 working days.

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