Certificate recognition

We recognize your existing certificate.

Here's what you have to do

  • You have IPMA, PMI, Scrum Al­li­an­ce or scrum.​org certification, or a certificate issued by another organisation. Your certificate can have ‘expired’ because the IAPM believes that certification confirms a person’s knowledge status at a specific point in time (namely the time of certification).
  • Upload your certificate in conjunction with your personal details.
  • A certified Training Partner will perform a manual review and either recognize it or reject it.
  • If your certificate is recognized, you will receive an e-mail with the options “equivalent certificate“ or “higher certificate with additional information on project experience“, plus binding information on fees.
  • When you have paid the processing fee we will send you your personal IAPM certificate.
  • If your existing certificate is rejected you will not incur any costs.

Apply for certificate recognition

How did you find out about us?

Your personal details will not be disclosed to third parties or used for marketing purposes. You will not incur any costs for sending the above form to us. If your certificate is recognised, you will be informed of the IAPM certification options which are available to you. No fee will be charged until you have selected one of the certificates.

Please note: The recognition of certificates of participation/ completion or certificates which were achieved without an examination is not possible.

You have applied and have been waiting for a reply for more than three days? Click here for further information.

Information on fees

The fee charged depends on the requested IAPM certification and your nationality. All IAPM fees are staggered and aligned to your country’s gross domestic product.
Please note: We use commas as decimal separators instead of dots.
Further information can be found here.

Frequently asked questions about certificate recognition

Between which options I can select if I do not fulfill the requirements for the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

If you do not meet the admission requirements for certification as a Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM), i.e. not yet a certificate holder of a prerequisite IAPM certificate, you have the option of obtaining one of the qualifying certifications (Cert. Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM)) and then, on the basis of this certification, apply for certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM).

However, if you already have an adequate certificate from another certification organisation, you can register for IAPM certificate recognition. If your certificate is recognized, you hereby have the admission requirement for the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM).

Can I also have an already "expired" certificate recognized by the IAPM via certificate recognition?

IAPM's point of view is that at the time of the test you have proven your knowledge and that your certificate do not forfeit such as a university diploma, high school diploma or driver's licence. That is the reason why it is possible to recognize an expired certificate as well.

Can I build on my IAPM certificate acquired through a certificate recognition?

Yes, you can use your recognized IAPM certificate as a basis for certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM).

Prerequisite for certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) is the holding of a certificate as Cert. Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM).

A certificate as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) is not sufficient for certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM).

Can I get certified for a higher degree of certification in the course of my certificate recognition?

Certificate recognition is generally possible from the level of Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification. A certificate recognition for the level of the Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and the Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) is not possible. If you have a certificate comparable to the level of the Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and meet the requirements for the senior certification, you can upgrade to the same Senior.
The requirements for Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) are five years of professional experience in the respective PM area, three of those are in a position of significant responsibility. Fees can be found here.

An upgrade to Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) is not possible. You will need to take the appropriate certification exam.

Do I need any work experience to pass the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certification exam?

No. Experience does not have to be proven, but is an advantage for passing the certification exam, especially in the context of international projects.
The prerequisite for admission to certification is a successfully completed certification. as Cert. Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM).

However, if you already have an adequate certificate from another certification organisation, you can register for IAPM certificate recognition. If your certificate is recognized, you hereby have the admission requirement for the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM).

How can I have a certificate from another certification body recognized by the IAPM?

You upload your certificate with all your personal information here, which is verified by a certified IAPM trainer. If your certificate complies with IAPM requirements, you can sign up for the certification that corresponds to your certificate. This step is necessary because of organisational reasons. You do not need to retake a certification exam. You will receive an invoice for the processing fee after signing up. Once you have settled the invoice, you will receive your corresponding IAPM certificate by e-mail and you may retain your certificate from the other project management organisation.

If the certificate recognition is refused, you will not be charged.

Please note: The recognition of certificates of participation/ completion or certificates which were achieved without an examination is not possible.

How much does it cost if the IAPM rejects my certificate?

If your certificate recognition is rejected by the IAPM, you will not be charged.

How much does the recognition of a certificate via IAPM certificate recognition cost?

The cost of the certificate recognition depends on the type of you current certification and your citizenship. You can calculate the cost of recognizing your certificate here.

Please note: The recognition of certificates of participation/ completion or certificates which were achieved without an examination is not possible.