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Crystalle Ramey, Tortal Training’s VP, Learning Development, Earns PMP® Certification

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Crystalle Ramey, Tortal Training’s VP, Learning Development, Earns PMP® Certification and Brings Enhanced Project Management Expertise to Learning Design


Charlotte, NC, January 24, 2018 – Tortal Training announces that Crystalle Ramey, Tortal’s VP, Learning Development, has just earned the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification from the Project Management Institute. PMP® Certification is awarded only to individuals who have achieved high marks on a four-hour, 200-question PMP® exam, widely regarded as one of the most challenging exams administered by any certifying body.

The exam tests individual’s ability to lead complex, multi-phase business projects.  It is offered to both college graduates and non-graduates, but individuals like Ms. Ramey who have earned four-year college degrees must first demonstrate at least 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects and complete 35 hours of training. The exam tests applicants in 10 knowledge areas and five process groups that encompass 47 specific processes.

“I am proud to have earned the PMP® Certification,” Ms. Ramey says. “The exam is no joke – it requires a rigorous study schedule over a five-month period.”

“We are especially proud that Crystalle Ramey has achieved this professional milestone,” says Cordell Riley, President of Tortal Training. “All of the training development projects we undertake at Tortal are large and complex. Prior to taking the exam, Crystalle was already handling them superbly. Now, we know she will bring even more powerful skills and knowledge to every project she undertakes as part of our team.”

About Crystalle Ramey

Crystalle Ramey is both an accomplished training professional and a successful stand-up comedian who has opened for several well-known and nationally touring comedians.  Before joining Tortal Training, she worked in corporate learning and development for companies that included MasterCard International, JPMorgan Chase, Time Warner Cable Business Class, and Kelly Services.

Her roots in adult learning began when she was a marksmanship Instructor in the United States Marine Corps, in which she served during both the Gulf War and the Somalia Relief Effort. Today, she is partnered with Stop Soldier Suicide, a veteran-founded-and-led nonprofit organization committed to ending suicide among veterans. She is currently using her experience in stand-up comedy to develop a comedy tour to raise funds and awareness for that nonprofit.

Ms. Ramey holds an AS in International Business from Westchester Community College, a BS in Organizational Development from Manhattanville College, and an MEd in Instructional Systems Technology from UNC Charlotte. She has served two years as the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Charlotte Chapter’s VP of Programming and as ATD President in 2016.

About Tortal Training

Tortal Training is a full-service training development company specializing in interactive eLearning solutions. In an era when talent development is essential in driving sustainable business results, Tortal is the only training partner that uses strategic engagement methodologies for organizations with distributed workforces. Tortal’s key capabilities include analyzing training needs, developing custom eLearning content, delivering training on mobile devices, and more.

Contact Information

For information, contact Deb Binder, COO and CFO, Tortal Training; [email protected]

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