Your proof of comprehensive competences in project management
In order to be certified according to GPM / IPMA, each candidate must submit application documents and – depending on the level – fulfill certain requirements. The competencies of the candidates are tested in different steps, depending on their level. The official certification body of GPM conducts regular open certification rounds in Nuremberg.
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PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION *
Level D certification requires comprehensive knowledge in all areas of project management and the ability to apply this knowledge. The three further certification procedures – levels A, B and C – lead via a structured assessment to competence certificates (knowledge + experience + social skills in personal behaviour). After 5 years a recertification is necessary for all certificates, i. e. the certificate must be reconfirmed.
Application with a description of the educational and professional development as well as the initial and further training in project management.
Self-evaluation in project management
For Level C, B and A, a personal project summary report and the indication of two references are additionally required.
For a Level D certificate, each candidate must have schooling, vocational training and professional experience. The examination consists of a written and an oral examination as well as proof of transfer in a project.
Level C certification requires at least 3 years of project management experience in responsible management positions in non-complex projects. The certification includes two written exams (if you are already certified according to Level D, the second exam is not required), a project report, a workshop and a final personal interview. The project experience report is submitted before the examination.
For a Level B certificate, each candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in project management, including 3 years in a responsible management position in complex projects. The certification consists of two written examinations (if you are already certified according to Level D, the second exam is not required), a workshop, a project study, a literature review and a final personal interview. The project study paper will be submitted after the workshop.
Level A certification requires at least 5 years of experience in portfolio, programme or multi-project management, including 3 years in a responsible management function in the portfolio management of an organization, a company or business unit or in the management of important programmes. The certification includes a written examination, a workshop, a programme/portfolio study paper and a final personal interview.
* This description is a rough guide for obtaining the certificates. However, only the respective regulations of the certification body are binding.