The IAPM certification bases

How can knowledge be assessed and how can competence be proven? What theoretical knowledge and competencies does a project manager need to be awarded an internationally valid certificate?

The IAPM has been considering these questions since 1997 and the first content that it developed in this respect was published in the IAPM By-laws of Project Management in 1998. In 2010, the new and improved version was published as the PM Guide 2.0. It includes knowledge and experience contributed by project managers around the world with many years of experience in international projects as the basis for modern certification guidelines. 

Below you will find the certification bases in their current version.

The IAPM certification

The certification can be taken via a reputable online examination procedure. The costs are based on the gross domestic product of your country of origin.


Which certification suits you best?

For better readability, we usually only use the generic masculine form in our texts. Nevertheless, the expressions refer to members of all genders.

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