The need for qualified project managers is increasing, at the same time as the demands on them also increase. Project orderers often demand that project are led by certified project managers. Many project managers choose to get certified, the aim being to get proof of their knowledge and experience. This can also increase the ”value” of the project manager both within the company and on the market in general. The credibility of your organisation’s project activities will also increase in connection with project managers getting certified.
Certification is a validation of the existing skills and competencies, and also experience. Even if the certification, in itself, is not a form of training, the cortication process will involve studying, presentation and reflection regarding your knowledge and experiences. These are, in turn, important ingredients in a learning process.
Certification is made by an independent party and thereby results in the people who are to appoint a project manager can trust that you have the knowledge and experiences required for appointing a project manager. There are several different levels of certification, everything from purely theoretical knowledge evaluation, to certification regarding experience, leadership and situational behaviour.
Many project managers currently choose to become a certified project manager, the aim being to get acknowledgement of their knowledge and experiences. In Sweden there are two established certification bodies who issue certificates within project management, they are IPMA and PMI.
Our training programmes are registered by both IPMA and PMI, and this means that they are in line with these international standards.