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How can an IAPM certification positively influence my professional career?

IAPM certifications are objective, valid worldwide and internationally recognized. As an individual, a certification brings you objective confirmation of your knowledge and experience and thus advantages on the job market. Your market value increases and you have better chances for a position in project management.

A company that has its employees certified has clear competitive advantages when preparing offers. Companies whose employees are demonstrably competent in project management are more likely to be hired. In addition, all team members speak the same language because the PM Guide 2.0 standardises terms and methods. Misunderstandings due to different interpretations of PM terms are thus avoided.
IAPM certificate surveys showed that about a quarter of respondents increased their salary or changed their position in the company after certification.

What is a self-test?

The self-test is an autonomous test independent of the actual certification exam. Therefore you have the opportunity to prepare for certification in the form of a preparation test. The self-test is not an exam and the result does not affect your final exam result. It serves only for determing, in which learning areas there are still deficits in knowledge.

You can register here for a self-test associated with your desired certification.

After taking the self-test, you will receive an e-mail within three working days from us with the evaluation of your test and appropriate recommendations for action to close any knowledge gaps. Afterwards, you can decide whether you would like to take your certification exam now or whether you would like to deepen your knowledge even further in self-study or during a preparatory presence seminar of one of our IAPM training partners. Please note that you can only take the self-test once and the access link for the self-test is valid for 6 months from receipt of the invoice.

In case of the certification as Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM), the self-test is called a "pre-test", the cost of the pre-test is already automatically included in the certification fee of the Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager.

Which certification level is suitable for me?

Depending on your level of knowledge and project management experience, you can choose the certification that suits you best.

Cert. Junior Project Manager (IAPM): This certification is suitable for project management newcomers, students or anyone new to project management who wants to have the basic project management knowledge and set the course for the future in project management.

Cert. Project Manager (IAPM): This certification level requires basic knowledge in project management. This knowledge is required to theoretically plan, organise and execute a project well. Work experience is not required for this certification.

Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM): The Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM) is a certification level that demonstrates your knowledge and extensive practical experience in project management. The practical experience must be at least five years, three years of which in a managerial position or a position with considerable leadership responsibility.

Cert. Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM): This certification is suitable for newcomers to agile project management / scrum, students or those new to project management, who want to demonstrate their agile project management skills and set the course for their future in agile project management.

Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM): This certification level demonstrates your basic knowledge in Agile Project Management. This knowledge is required to organise and execute an agile project in theory. Work experience is not required for this certification.

Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM): Here, both your basic knowledge and many years of practical experience in agile project management is certified. The practical experience should be at least five years in agile projects, three of them in a management position or a position with considerable management responsibility.

Cert. International Project Manager (IAPM): This is where your basic theoretical knowledge in the field of "International Project Management" is certified. Prerequisite for the certification is an already successfully passed certification to Cert. Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Senior Project Manager (IAPM), Cert. Agile Project Manager (IAPM) or Cert. Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM). Work experience is not a requirement for this certification.
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