The IAPM allows holders of certificates from other project management associations to apply for Certified International Project Manager certification.
Excellent knowledge base for international recognition
Project managers who would like to gain Certified International Project Manager (IAPM) certification need to be well versed in the “basics“ of traditional or agile project management. The new certificate is designed for project management experts and focuses exclusively on the international and intercultural aspects of project planning and implementation. “Anyone who wants to apply for the new IAPM certification has to be IAPM-certified as Project Manager or Senior Project Manager. This guarantees that Certified International Project Manager (IAPM) certificate holders will have the necessary high level of competence for the certification’s international recognition. Many organisations today want to know the precise content of certification programmes and the level being certified when people present certificates to them - and I think they’re absolutely entitled to do that,“ said Dr. Roland Ottmann.
Access options for all certificate holders
Colleagues who have traditional or agile project management certificates from other associations can have their certificates recognised by the IAPM. Then they can apply for Certified International Project Manager (IAPM) certification and stay at the forefront of their profession in this age of genuine globalisation. “I think that’s only fair,“ said Dr. Roland Ottmann. “After all, we aim to support project managers in overcoming professional challenges with all means possible... and not to exclude colleagues simply because they obtained their project management certification from another association.”
This credo is also reflected in the IAPM’s rules on certificate recognition:
You retain your existing certificate from another association and, after a detailed review, you will be issued with an equivalent IAPM certificate.
Your IAPM certificate has lifetime validity, as do all IAPM certificates, so re-certification is not necessary.
The IAPM also recognises expired or non-recertified certificates.
You can apply for certification recognition in an online process. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
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