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Welcome to West Virginia / Ohio Valley PMI Chapter

WVOVPMI Chapter delivers professional development opportunities to area project managers.

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WVOVPMI Board Members

Planning for current and future member benefits

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Celebrating 20+ years of success!

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Welcome to the West Virginia / Ohio Valley PMI Chapter

PWVOVPMI Chapter welcomes you. Please join the Chapter to enjoy all benefits.

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Charleston, West Virginia

Serving West Virginia and the Ohio Valley

PMPThe PMI WV/OV Chapter offers its well-received PMP Examination Prep Course taught by Dr. Eldon Larsen, PMP and Owner of E R Larsen Education services, in the Morgantown area. Over the course of five (5) content packed days, you will gain the knowledge needed to transform your prior project management experience into the form and format needed to successfully answer the 200 questions on the PMP Examination and qualify as a certified project manager!

Event location: Holiday Inn Express - Morgantown, WV - 605 Venture Drive

Cost (includes course and study materials) for the event is $1,095; however, until June 21, 2019, an "early bird" discount of $100 applies, reducing the cost to only $995

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This course exceeds the 35 hours of instruction is the minimum training requirement to qualify to sit for the examination.

You will learn:

  • Suggestions for taking the exam
  • PMBOK Processes & Knowledge areas in depth
  • Fundamentals you need to know
  • Many simulated test questions


Registration is limited to the first 16. 

To register, go to the Upcoming Events area of the Chapter web page - - and select the appropriate event, or just follow this link:

Payment: Class registration via the Chapter's web site requires use of PayPal for credit card fee payment, in advance. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card.  Registration closes at midnight, July 27, 2019. 

Cancellation: If there are not at least 10 participants by close of registration, the class might be cancelled.  In the event of cancellation, a full refund will be issued. 

Please pass this message along to anyone you think might benefit from this rare training opportunity.

For more information, contact: 

Marvin Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you!

About the Instructor

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Dr. Eldon Larsen, PMP

Dr. Eldon Larsen is a Professor of Engineering at Marshall University where he has taught full time since 1999 and where he coordinates the Master of Science and Engineering degree and directs the Engineering Management major. Dr. Larsen has taught graduate Engineering Management and Project Management courses since 1994 in industry and university settings. In 2018 He received Marshall University’s Dr. Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty award recognition by the university.

Dr. Larsen worked 16 ½ years in Research and Development for Union Carbide Corporation (UCC, now part of Dow Chemical). As a result of his efforts at implementing project management for R&D, he received an individual “Chairman’s Award,” the highest award an individual could receive at UCC. He also served approximately two years on Union Carbide’s “Project Work Process Phase Integrators Team” which oversaw Union Carbide’s Engineering work process for capital projects. He has trained scientists, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, managers, and other professionals in organizations such as Holzer Clinics and Hospitals,, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Verizon, Columbia Gas, CeraMem Corp., Union Carbide Corp., NASA, and the Idaho National Laboratory. For Union Carbide he taught in multiple locations in the United States, as well as Italy and Kuwait. The main focus of his work has been to make project management flexible and practical for any type of organization, according to its needs.

Dr. Larsen received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He has a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Larsen is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional. Dr. Larsen has served on the national level as a Director (nine years), Second Vice Chair, First Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair of the Management Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He has served as Vice Chair (twice), Chair (twice), Member-At-Large, Past Chair (twice), and Secretary of the Charleston Section of the AIChE. He is a Fellow of the AIChE. He has served as President and CEO of the West Virginia/Ohio Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) where he earlier served for two years on the Board of Directors.