Association / Organisation
The International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) is a globe-spanning association and certification body for project managers. The organisation is headquartered in Liechtenstein.
The red highlighted countries show the nationality of our IAPM certified persons.
Purpose and functions
The IAPM's purpose is to promote project management competence.
It achieves its purpose in particular by:
- to promote project management research, development and practical applications;
- to process and communicate project experiences, research knowledge and teachings;
- to improve quality in the field of project management;
- to foster international cooperation;
- to develop and elaborate project management standards and project manager best practices;
- to define guidelines for basic and advanced project manager training;
- to review and improve project management competence by way of knowledge and competence assessments;
- to implement project manager examinations and certifications;
- the regional and international dissemination, and specialisation of project management knowledge.
Organisation and realisation of:
- certification events
- conferences and congresses
- the promotion and publication of specialist literature
- networks, professional groups and committees
- support groups
- special-purpose activities
- scholarship grants
The IAPM is a non-profit organisation and does not engage in commercial activities. IAPM funds may only be used for the purposes set out in the Articles of Association.
Recognitions and standardisation
Ministries, organisations and companies officially recognize the standards and methods of the IAPM. Our modern, standardised certifications are recognized by the following organisations and companies, among others:
- CEOWORLD Magazine: Global Top 12 Project Management Certifications
- CIO: Top 15 Project Management Certifications 2022 and Top 8 Agile Project Management Certifications
- GanttPRO: Top 10 Online Project Management Courses
- Indeed Career Guide: Types of Project Management Certifications
- Jacobs University Bremen: Prof. Dr. Christopher Hausmann
- Online PM Courses: Traditional and Agile Project Management
- Procurement Office of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior: Here you can read more about it
- ProjectWizards: The best project management certifications available today
- Tech Blogger: Top 10 Agile Certification
- TechGenix: Agile Project Management
- Toggl: Top 11 Project Management Certifications in 2019
- United Nations: Certification of UN Employees
- Wrike: Project Management Basics
- ZeroUno: Promoter of new PM approaches
- TechRepublic: Best project management certifications in 2022