Value of Certification
As well as providing proof of your knowledge and professional experience in the field of project management, pma/IPMA certification is recognised in 70 countries and on all continents. An overview of the IPMA Member Associations is available on the IPMA website. Once you have received certification you are entitled to use the abbreviation of the particular PM certification level after your name on your business cards and stationery.
PM certification also offers your company the following benefits:
- Assurance of project management proficiency for your customer
- A competitive advantage
- Establishment of a standard of qualification and PM career path within the company
Certification is awarded in accordance with the IPMA Four Level Certification (4-L-C) model consisting of four different levels that can be interpreted as a career path in project management. Candidates for certification at IPMA Level D, Level C and Level B are required to demonstrate knowledge or experience in three areas of competence (context, personal and social skills and technical competence elements), which are evaluated and assessed at an appropriate level of difficulty. Depending on your level of proven professional experience, you can directly apply for certification at any IPMA level. The following diagram shows the individual certification levels, the required competences and the positions you could hold once you have achieved the relevant level of certification.
The certification is based on the IPMA competence guideline ICB4 and the pm baseline in their current version. You will find an overview of the individual steps of the certification process in the following overview:
Please click the button to find further information about the following certification levels.