Where is the Birkman home office located?
Birkman International, Inc.
3040 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1425
Houston, Texas 77056
What hotel is closest to the Houston training site?
Birkman’s preferred lodging provider (within walking distance of our office) is:
Hilton Garden Inn – Houston Galleria Area
3201 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
$185/night for King/Standard. This special Birkman rate includes hot, cooked-to-order breakfast for one guest each morning. Book Hilton Garden Inn online.
Please do not make travel arrangements more than 30 days before the start date of your training. Birkman International is not responsible for any travel expense losses associated with cancellation or rescheduling of a training class.
Which airport is closest to the Houston training site?
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is 20 miles south of the Birkman corporate office. Travel time is approximately 30-50 minutes and can occasionally be longer depending on delays during high traffic times. Major airlines with direct service to Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) include Aero Mexico, Delta, Southwest Airlines, and Viva Aerobus.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is 28 miles north of the Birkman corporate office. Travel time is approximately 40-60 minutes and can occasionally be longer depending on delays during high traffic times. Airlines with service to Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) include American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, United, and all major international airlines.
What are the attendance requirements for training?
Attendance is mandatory for the entire length of the training. Certification, or record of training completion, may not be granted to anyone leaving early or not attending the full training course.
There are also 8 hours of self-guided pre-work that is a requirement before attending the course.
What if I have to cancel?
There are no refunds provided for trainings.
If you need to reschedule to attend on a different date because of a conflict, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If rescheduling, you must contact us at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. You may only reschedule your attendance once.
What is the best method of transportation to the Houston training site?
Rental Car. If you plan to stay and remain near the Birkman office during your training you will not need a rental car. There are a number of restaurants and amenities within walking distance.
Uber. This car service can be accessed via mobile app. It is the most cost efficient method of transportation. Fares average $20-50.
Taxi. Fares average $50-$70 one-way from the major airports.
SuperShuttle. For current rates and online reservations visit www.supershuttle.com
Are meals provided?
Lunch and an afternoon snack are included each day of training.
If I am commuting, where can I park?
Our parking garage entrance is located on Hidalgo Street directly across from the Nordstrom store entrance in the Galleria Mall. The easiest path to our parking garage is to drive west down Hidalgo from Post Oak Boulevard. Hidalgo is midway between Richmond Avenue from the south and Westheimer from the north. From the 610 South Loop, take the exit for “Richmond/Hidalgo” and drive straight through the light at Post Oak. Visitor parking for the 3040 building is the first entrance immediately on the left after turning off Hidalgo. Bring your parking ticket up to our office each day for validation.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure your seat in any training. Online payment can made by credit card in the Birkman Learning System.
Is there a wait list for courses at maximum capacity?
When training classes have reached their maximum number of participants, the session will be designated as “FULL” on the online training calendar. A waitlist will begin. If you would like to be added to a wait list, contact us. Wait lists are first come, first served.