IPMA International Project Management Association

Certification and Validation Management Board

The IPMA Certification and Validation Management Board (CVMB) is responsible for the development and coordination of the qualification and certification programmes within IPMA on behalf of the national Member Associations and Certification Bodies. The CVMB governs the rules and regulations of IPMA’s certification and validates the individual operations of each of the Certification Bodies globally to maintain its high standards.

A key challenge facing global and national organisations is the recognition of their employees in certification terms for all roles within the domains of Project, Programme and Portfolio practitioners. The CVMB ensures that national Certification Bodies, through the IPMA Certification Regulations (ICR) meets the required standards to deliver a truly global system across Projects, Programmes and Portfolios. It maintains and develops a unified and structured approach to certification, guides mature, developing and prospective new Certification Bodies and contributes to the development of new standards in the global market.

The goal of the IPMA CVMB, together with the officers and volunteers of the IPMA, is to assist our Member Associations and Certification Bodies in achieving a globally recognised certification standard that is valued by their stakeholders and enhances their professional practice in project management.



Oxana Klimenko (Russia)
Vice President for Standards & Certification

IPMA Certification and Validation Management Board

Laurens de Bever (Switzerland)
CVMB Chair



Arvind Agarwal (India)

John Atkinson (Ireland)

Luz Maria Park (Mexico)

Margarida Gonçalves (Portugal)

Vytautas Pugačevskis

Ewa Zawadzka
Assistant to CVMB


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