- Specialist knowledge in accordance with ICB4
- Methods & processes of the latest pm baseline
- At least 900 person days (PD) (=5 years) of experience as a project manager with overall responsibility on very complex projects – so-called “mega projects” including
- at least 540 person days (=3 years) of experience as a project manager on projects at a strategic level
- The candidate must explain in the application form why, in his or her opinion, these projects fulfil the complexity and strategic relevance criteria for certification as a Project Director pma/IPMA® Level A. The complexity and strategic level of these projects will then be evaluated by assessors.
- Examples of very complex projects (=mega projects) are: Construction of a hospital or airport, organising a bid for the Olympic Games, setting up a data centre, ...
Participation in a compulsory certification briefing
- Time to be agreed individually with the assessor
The fee for certification as a Project Director for
- pma members is EUR 2,618.00 (incl. 10% VAT), except for pma young crew members
- Non-members is EUR 2,915.00 (incl. 10% VAT)
For certifications as of 01.01.2023 the following prices apply:
- pma members EUR 2,777.50 (incl. 10% VAT)
- Non-members EUR 3,091.00 (incl. 10% VAT)
To prepare for certification as a Project Director you should study the IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB4), the latest pma baseline & supplementary literature.
In addition, you can also prepare with the help of:
- Seminars run by pma training partners,
- PM training programmes at institutions of higher education
- PM seminars at educational and training institutions
- Independent study
The pma/IPMA® Level A certification is valid for 5 years. It proves the 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® Level D re-certification is possible.