A new, industry-led standard for project management

Make your mark as a 21st century project leader, problem solver and innovator by certifying your knowledge and skills to align with industry demand.

Admission to the Institute of Project Management via certification will open you to a world of opportunity, taking you beyond the technical limits of your profession.

The Institute’s certification marks and post-nominals are accredited to explicitly defined international standards that we are regularly audited against. Our secure, online certification process further prevent the fraudulent passing off of candidate awards.

  • A Certified Project Officer (CPO) is a fundamental contributor to any project team. They have been examined on at least 30 hours of project management study, and can employ project management knowledge in a wide variety of settings, taking responsibility for their own work performance.
  • A Certified Project Professional (CPP) applies contemporary project management tools, techniques and methods to the unique context of each project they undertake. They identify and respond proactively to project risks, opportunities and issues, keeping stakeholders fully informed throughout.
  • A Certified Project Master (CPM) is a project leader and innovator. They have been independently assessed against a broad range of project management competencies, and can apply a suite of specialised technical and managerial skills to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own project work and the work of others.
  • A Certified Project Director (CPD) has the proven ability to lead multiple, complex projects, programs and portfolios of work. They make high-level autonomous decisions and use initiative and judgement to navigate a diverse range of activities that span functions, organisations, regions and cultures.