IPMA International Project Management Association

Become Recognised as a Professional – Certification

Achieving certification at IPMA level B is an international recognition of your senior level in projects, programmes and portfolios. You have shown to possess the competences as described by the IPMA International Competence Baseline®, and have shown to consistently, over many years, apply those, taking responsibility in a leading role. You are a true professional, recognised by your peers and your customers. You truly deserve your position: senior project manager, senior programme manager, senior portfolio manager.

If you are looking for persons that have achieved this international qualification, please visit our database to contact them. The entry criteria for senior project, programme and portfolio manager are detailed out below. You can contact your local Membership Organisation or Certification Body for more details.

The process for achieving certification is detailed out on this page.

Entry Criteria for Senior Project Manager

An IPMA certification at Level B for project management requires that the candidate has acted in a complex project environment within an organisation. Eligibility criteria include that within the last eight years, the candidate needs to have a minimum of five years experience as a project manager of which at least three years were in a responsible leadership function managing complex projects.

Entry Criteria for Senior Programme Manager

An IPMA certification at Level B for programme management requires that the candidate has acted in a complex programme environment within an organisation. Eligibility criteria include that within the last eight years, the candidate needs to have a minimum of five years experience as a programme manager of which at least three years were in a responsible leadership function managing complex programmes.

Entry Criteria for Senior Portfolio Manager

An IPMA certification at Level B for portfolio management requires that the candidate has acted in a complex portfolio environment within an organisation. Eligibility criteria include that within the last eight years the candidate needs to have a minimum of five years experience as portfolio manager of which at least three years were in a responsible leadership position.


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