IPMA - International Project Management Association

IPMA is a Federation of over 55 Member Associations (MAs). Our MAs develop project management competencies in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.

IPMA - Moving PM Competence Forward

The IPMA four level certification program is world leading and professionally demanding.

By the end of 2012 there were more than 170,000 IPMA certificants worldwide, with over 57, 000 of them Advanced, Competence-based, professionally-assessed certifications in IPMA's 4-L-C, Four-Level Certification system.

These include IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director), IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager) or IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager). These certificates are noteworthy, as the demand from executives, strategic leaders, managers and stakeholders for individuals with demonstrated Project, Programme and Portfolio Management competence spreads globally.

The remaining 65% of our certified individuals are IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate). This designation is similar to the exam-oriented, knowledge-based certifications of other major Project Management associations. In the IPMA approach, this certification is the best first step towards a professional project or programme manager role demonstrating the individuals ability to understand the basics of project management.

Our full, role-based suite of certifications in the IPMA's 4-L-C, Four-Level Certification system, plus other certifications that we describe below, with more details from the links at the left, are available exclusively through our IPMA Member Associations.