Innovation is successful change

Projects are how we deliver it


Why projects?

Project management is a powerful tool for addressing the complex needs of today’s organizations.

Unlike narrowly focused fields – such as HR, marketing, finance or IT – project management brings together an array of skill sets spanning creative and critical thinking, leadership, risk, change and stakeholder management.

Simply put, project management provides a structured yet flexible framework for tackling a diverse range of initiatives faster, better and in a cost efficient manner.

That is why project management is the most in-demand occupation in the world today.

Why certification?

Institute of Project Management Certifications validate contemporary best practices in the discipline of project management.

They equally respect both people and process, and do not preference any one standard, method or industry approach.

Instead, our Certifications evidence a highly rigorous and transferable baseline of knowledge, skills and experience that can be applied in any project context.

Institute Certification holders are critical thinkers; they are the project leaders, problem solvers and innovators of the 21st century.

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How do our project management Certifications compare to others?

The Institute of Project Management’s Certifications are unique in that candidates must:

  • evidence contemporary and transferable project management knowledge without rote memorizing a rigid methodology
  • provide referees for their project experience who are interviewed in person, and
  • demonstrate their skill at the appropriate level via a range of project media.

Our certifications are also for life – we do not demand subscriptions, memberships or other post-Certification payments.

Click on the tabs below to learn more, or check out this more detailed article on the different type of project management Certifications available today.

US version of IPMA Level D used for comparative purposes

US version of IPMA Level B used for comparative purposes

US version of IPMA Level A used for comparative purposes