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

The Institute of Project Management advantage

Project experts

We live and breathe project management in a way other mixed training providers can only pretend to. Our Certified Project Trainers are proven industry experts with at least 10 years’ experience successfully leading complex projects and programs of work.

Applied learning

Via OPEN, our 100% free Online Project EducatioN portal, and our range of education modes, access cutting-edge project management knowledge, tools, templates and software to deliver (and be assessed on) high quality, innovative projects.

Not another methodology

‘Paper PMs’ are good at the rote memorisation of obscure formulas and highly complex process maps that bear only a passing resemblance to how projects are delivered in the real world. Our certification holders can critically deconstruct the good practices of all the major project methodologies – PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile and others – to reveal their contextually unique best practice.

International certification

Go beyond rigid frameworks with certifications and qualifications that transcend regional, national and industry boundaries.

Evidence your current and transferrable knowledge, experience and skills with your global project management passport.

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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 verifiable references for their project experience, 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.