In times when companies are facing constant changes, the management of a plethora of different projects and programs within a company becomes even more challenging. 

Companies have to take difficult decisions: How do you identify those projects that ensure the greatest corporate success while at the same time reflecting strategic corporate planning? Which evaluation criteria could measure the risk of different projects? And how can these projects be coordinated in the best possible way? How can resources be used efficiently? 

Especially when a company is faced with a lot of projects and programs (or company size) it makes sense for companies to introduce portfolio management.

Portfolio management has a long-term perspective and controls projects and programs at a strategic level with a view to implement corporate goals. This means selecting the right projects in order to implement the corporate strategy in the best possible way, and can sometimes mean deliberately not starting or discontinuing projects if they do not deliver sufficient benefits.


Your internationally valid proof of competence in portfolio management

The growing number of projects in organizations will increasingly require professional portfolio management in the future.

Our internationally recognized certification ensures you a competitive advantage. Take the opportunity to reflect on your knowledge and your many years of experience, receive feedback from experts and have your competence as a portfolio manager documented by a certificate.


Certification process

The IPMA® Competence Guideline ICB4 for portfolio management in its current version serves as the foundation for certification. The following overview guides you step by step through the certification process:


Portfolio management requires many years of complex management experience. We therefore offer portfolio management certifications exclusively at level A and level B.

An overview of the fees for the respective certification levels can be found here.

If you are interested in the pma/IPMA® Level A or B Portfolio Management certification, please contact the pma certification body at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 01 3192921 0. We will be happy to send you the relevant information documents by email.

Validity period

The pma/IPMA® Portfolio Management certification is valid for 5 years. It proves your current level of knowledge and experience in a professional field that is constantly evolving. Therefore, continuous personal development is necessary to maintain the certification status. After 5 years a pma/IPMA® re-certification is possible. For Level B, a higher certification according to pma/IPMA® is also possible after appropriate experience.