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Are there any costs for downloading the IAPM PM Guides?

Downloading the PM Guides 2.0 is free of charge. There are no fees.

Can I also pay in a different currency than in Swiss Francs?

You can pay your bill in the desired currency at the current daily rate in form of a bank transfer or via PayPal.

How long is an IAPM certificate valid?

Your certificate is valid a lifetime, such as a university degree or high school diploma. Each certificate documents the level of knowledge of the examinee at the time of the test acceptance. The IAPM believes that every responsible project manager independently expands his knowledge and experience. The IAPM does not see itself as a supervisory body. For this reason, it deliberately avoids costly and time-consuming recertifications.

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 it cost to repeat a certification exam?

To repeat a certification exam, you must re-enroll for certification. The cost of the test will be re-incurred. If you do not pass this exam, there will be a waiting period of 12 months. If you fail the test again, you will not be eligible for IAPM certification exams and will not be able to repeat it again.

How much does the certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) cost?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship.

How much does the certification as Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) cost?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship. 

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 recognising your certificate here.

How much is my Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship.

How much is my Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is my Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is my Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is my Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is my Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is my Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certificate in print format?

For your certificate printed on high-quality paper we charge 20 CHF including shipping. These must be paid within 30 days. After receipt of payment your certificate will be issued and will leave our office in Germany by post within 8 working days. The final receipt of the documents will then depend on the recipient address.

How much is the certification as Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM)?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship.

How much is the certification as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM)?

Die IAPM als international tätiger, weltumspannender Verband möchte möglichst vielen Menschen die Möglichkeit zu einer Zertifizierung geben. Da das Einkommen weltweit von Land zu Land sehr variiert, entscheidet bei der IAPM jeweils das Bruttoinlandsprodukt des Landes, dessen Staatsbürgerschaft der Zertifikant innehat, über die Höhe der Kosten für die Zertifizierung. Hier können Sie die Kosten für die Zertifizierung zum Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) entsprechend Ihrer Staatsangehörigkeit berechnen.

How much is the certification as Cert. Project Manager (IAPM)?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship.

How much is the certification as Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM)?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification costs. Here you can see the cost of certification as Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) depending on your citizenship.

How much is the Pre-Test for Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

The pre-test does not cause any additional costs for you; it is included in the fees for Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification. Please note that you can only take the pre-test once.

How much is the Pre-Test for Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

The pre-test does not cause any additional costs for you; it is included in the fees for Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) certification. Please note that you can only take the pre-test once.

How much is the self-test?

The IAPM as an international, world-wide association wants to give as many people as possible the possibility of a certification. Since income varies widely from country to country, for the IAPM the gross domestic product of the country, the prospective examinee holds the citizenship, counts as basis for the certification and self-test costs. Here you can see the cost of certification depending on your citizenship.

To whom are the 20% discount on IAPM certifications applied to?

The 20% discount applies to pupils, students, umemployees and active members of aid organisations or associations such as Red Cross, Unicef, etc. Excluded from the discount are the Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certifications.

Those are entry-level certifications and preferred by young people studying or reorienting their careers. This certifications are already offered by the IAPM at a particularly favorable price, to which no discount can be granted.

What is the difference between the IAPM and other project management associations?

The IAPM is committed to imparting practical knowledge. It deliberately distances itself from purely academic teaching content and is oriented towards what is required for active project work. This also includes the compatibility of the examination preparation with everyday work. The reduction of the teaching content to the essentials as well as self-organised learning make this possible. In addition, IAPM avoids costly recertification. An IAPM certification is valid for life, just like a university degree, driver's licence or high school diploma does not have to be repeated. Furthermore, the IAPM wants to give as many people as possible the opportunity to afford a certification. Therefore, the respective citizenship or the gross domestic product of this country decides on the amount of the costs for the certification.

What is the payment term of the invoice?

IAPM invoices are payable within 30 days.

Which payment options are possible?

You can pay by bank transfer or via PayPal.

Which services of the IAPM can not be granted a discount?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager as well as certification upgrades and certification recognitions are excluded from this discount.

Who can claim a 20% discount on the Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Please send us an e-mail with a clear proof of your status (e.g. student ID card, certificate from a government agency, official ID card, etc.) in digital form, e.g. a scan of the document.

We will check your personal discount and will then inform you whether you are entitled to the discount and also provide you with an appropriate code. Within 90 days you can register with this discount code and start the certification process.

(Please note: Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and the corresponding pre-tests are excludedfrom this dicount).

Who can claim a 20% discount on the Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Please send us an e-mail with a clear proof of your status (e.g. student ID card, certificate from a government agency, official ID card, etc.) in digital form, e.g. a scan of the document.

We will check your personal discount and will then inform you whether you are entitled to the discount and also provide you with an appropriate code. Within 90 days you can register with this discount code and start the certification process.

(Please note: Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and the corresponding pre-tests are excludedfrom this dicount).

Who can claim a 20% discount on the Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Please send us an e-mail with a clear proof of your status (e.g. student ID card, certificate from a government agency, official ID card, etc.) in digital form, e.g. a scan of the document.

We will check your personal discount and will then inform you whether you are entitled to the discount and also provide you with an appropriate code. Within 90 days you can register with this discount code and start the certification process.

(Please note: Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and the corresponding pre-tests are excludedfrom this dicount)

Who can claim a 20% discount on the Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Please send us an e-mail with a clear proof of your status (e.g. student ID card, certificate from a government agency, official ID card, etc.) in digital form, e.g. a scan of the document.

We will check your personal discount and will then inform you whether you are entitled to the discount and also provide you with an appropriate code. Within 90 days you can register with this discount code and start the certification process.

(Please note: Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager and the corresponding pre-tests are excludedfrom this dicount).

Who can claim a 20% discount on the Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) certification?

Pupils, students, job seekers or persons who are organised in a non-profit association as active members with an official identity card are granted a discount of 20% on the certification. Please send us an e-mail with a clear proof of your status (e.g. student ID card, certificate from a government agency, official ID card, etc.) in digital form, e.g. a scan of the document.

We will check your personal discount and will then inform you whether you are entitled to the discount and also provide you with an appropriate code. Within 90 days you can register with this discount code and start the certification process.

(Please note: Certifications as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) and Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) and the corresponding pre-tests are excluded from this dicount)

Who can I contact if I have questions concerning my bill?

If you have any questions concerning your bill, please contact IAPM's support team via e-mail

Why are IAPM invoices denominated in Swiss Francs (CHF)?

As the seat of the IAPM is in Liechtenstein, the currency shown on the invoices is the Liechtenstein national currency. This is the Swiss Franc (CHF).

Why do costs of certification dependent on citizenship?

The IAPM is an international association and takes this circumstance account. On the basis of their real life situation, people worldwide should be able to take the opportunity to have their knowledge and experience certified in project management. Therefore, the prices for IAPM certifications are based on the gross domestic product of the country whose citizenship the prospective examnee holds. The IAPM also offers people from countries with weak GDP the possibility of certification.

Why do I have to give my identity card number when registering for certification?

IAPM requires proof of citizenship to calculate the cost of your certification. This proof is provided by handing in the identity card number.

Why is it not necessary to renew / recertify a certificate on a regular basis?

Each certificate and each examination result documents the state of knowledge at the time of the examination acceptance. Like a high school diploma, a university degree or a driver's license, an IAPM certificate does not have to be renewed. The IAPM believes that every responsible project manager independently expands his knowledge and experience. The IAPM does not see itself as a supervisory body. For this reason, it deliberately avoids costly and time-consuming recertifications.

Why is there no 20% discount on Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) certification for students, unemployees and volunteers?

The Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM) is the entry-level agile certification of the IAPM and is often taken by young people who are still studying, by career starters or by people who want to reorient themselves professionally. In order to counter financial hurdles, IAPM already offers this certification at a particularly favourable price, so that no further discounts can be granted here.

Why is there no 20% discount on the Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) certification for students, unemployees and volunteers?

The Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) is the entry-level certification of the IAPM and is often taken by young people who are still studying, by career starters or by people who want to reorient themselves professionally. In order to counter financial hurdles, IAPM already offers this certification at a particularly favourable price, so that no further discounts can be granted here.

 Can my invoice be issued in a different currency?

No, for organisational reasons, the bill cannot be issued in any other currency.
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