Certified International Project Manager (IAPM)

The certification for project managers in an international environment

For whom is the certification suitable?

This certification level is intended for project managers who want to obtain confirmation of their knowledge of international project management. In the examination, candidates have to demonstrate their knowledge in competence elements as “Projects in a globalised world”, “Phases in an international project”, “Management of an international project”, “Communication culture in international projects”, or “Cultural dimensions and their impact on the project”.
The knowledge questions are based on the content of the International PM Guide 2.0.
Proof of experience does not have to be provided, though international project experience is an advantage in the certification examination.
Anyone wishing to obtain "Certified International Project Manager (IAPM)" certification has to already have Certified Project Manager (IAPM)Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM)Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM) or Certified Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification.
Please note: Our certifications are offered without preparatory training.

What does the "Certified International Project Manager (IAPM)" certification cost?

The certification/examination fee depends on your nationality. This ensures that project managers of all nations can afford our certifications.
Please note that the discount for students, schoolchildren and job seekers is not granted for "Certified Junior Project Manager (IAPM)" certification!

Please select your nationality to view the fee that applies to you.
Please note: We use commas as decimal separators instead of dots.
Further information can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Certified International Project Manager (IAPM)

Am I allowed to use any aid for taking the exam for the certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM)?

No. The exam must be taken without any aids. The exam is designed, that there is no time to look up solutions. In order to guarantee compliance with these requirements, you must sign a declaration of affirmation at the time of enrollment, which states, that you will take the exam independently and without assistance.

Are there any trainings that help me preparing me for the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Yes, we work together with project management trainers, whose seminar contents are focused on the certification exam for the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM). On our website you have the opportunity to send a request via our certification assistant to find the best trainer for you.

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 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 contact the IAPM in case of ambiguity during the exam for the certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM)?

No. Questions must be answered independently and without any aids. You have confirmed this by accepting the affidavit and thus agreed to these conditions.

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.

Can I interrupt the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certification exam?

No. Once you have started the exam, the 80 minutes of exam time scheduled for certification to Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) will begin to run and the time cannot be interrupted.

Can I jump back or forward in questions during the exam of the certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM)?

No. Once you have left a question page, you cannot switch back.

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