IPMA International Project Management Association

Become a Certified Project Management Consultant and Coach

For a project management consultant, achieving a professional certification can be a big asset to your business. Although getting a certificate is not required to launch your practice, the certification has many benefits, including building your credibility and prestige. Certified professionals are regarded as more trustworthy and productive – and can charge higher commissions.

Who can apply?
A person fulfilling the role of a Consultant and/or Coach in the field of project management could be:

  • a consultant and/or coach in the company/organization
  • a freelance consultant and/or coach
  • a consultant and/or coach in a consulting/training company that provides project management consultancy and/or coaching services to clients
  • an educator in the academic field who delivers project management courses for students
  • a consultant and/or coach who prepares candidates for IPMA certification.

What are the levels and titles?
IPMA defines a three-level system for certification of Consultants and Coaches (CC):

  • IPMA® Level A: Certified Executive Consultant and Coach in project management (CECC)
  • IPMA® Level B: Certified Senior Consultant and Coach in project management (CSCC)
  • IPMA® Level C: Certified Consultant and Coach in project management (CCC)

The standard with competence elements is available here

What if the certification process?
The certification processes for levels A, B and C for consultants and coaches are defined below.

Assessment Path for IPMA® Level A Certified Executive Consultant and Coach

Assessment Path for IPMA® Level B Certified Senior Consultant and Coach

Assessment Path for IPMA® Level C Certified Consultant and Coach

If you want to connect to the Certification Body in your own country, please find your local Member Association here and you will be redirected to your local IPMA Membership Association and Certifying Body.