Founded in 1965, the IPMA® (International Project Management Association) is a federation of over 70 countries operating its internationally respected 4-tier certification system worldwide. The Institute of Project Management is its Irish representative body.
As a small country, we strive to use this international network in a strategic way to help us achieve our future targets. Our connectivity with IPMA® allows us to respond to global developments and emerging trends.
It is essential that Irish companies and organizations have access to leading-edge project management research, training and certification solutions wherever these may be located in the world.
It makes no sense for any country, large or small, to pursue a purely national approach. International collaboration allows countries to share the costs and risks of tackling common project management challenges. A country cannot claim to have a “world-class” project management system unless it is firmly embedded within the global system.
The interest in and demand for project management education and internationally recognised certification continues to out-perform – currently, there are just under 5000 IPMA® certified professionals in Ireland.