IPMA International Project Management Association

The Certification Process in Detail

While the IPMA manages the 4-level (4LC) certification scheme for individuals, the Certification Bodies of the IPMA Member Associations are responsible for the individual assessments and certification. The certification process involves several steps for the assessment of a candidate and is described in detail in the International Certification Regulations (ICR), which you can download at the bottom of the page. Here we present an overview.

The assessment steps for individuals are applied to each of the IPMA competence level A, level B, level C and level D. When candidates meet the competence requirements, they can apply directly for the desired Level. You do not need to start at level D and move your way up to C and B and A!

If you want more information, please contact your local Membership Association or Certification Body, through our membership associations page.

The process streams describe the official paths, that are followed worldwide.

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