IPMA® (International Project Management Association) was founded in 1965 and is the world’s first professional project management association. It is a Federation of 73 Member Associations from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
IPMA® plays a leading role in the development and promotion of the project management profession, providing standards and guidelines for the work of a wide range of project management talent through the IPMA® Competence Baseline (IPMA ICB®). The IPMA® competency-based Four-Level Certification System for programme and project managers is unique in the world and widely recognised for its quality.
The ongoing educational and professional development of individuals who have attained the IPMA® certification is mandatory.
In order to satisfy the CPD programme and maintain active certification status, one must accrue and report a minimum of 175 Professional Development Units (PDUs) during each five-year certification/CCR cycle. Please see Section 3 of the Certification Handbook for further details.
Download important documents about IPMA® Certification to help you determine which certification is most appropriate for you.
The mission and purpose of IPMA Ireland (Irish Certification Body) is to implement and maintain the IPMA® 4-Level Certification System in the Republic of Ireland.
The certification system is managed by the IPMA® Certification and Validation Management Board (CVMB). It is applied within each country by the domestic Certification Body (CB), e.g.: IPMA Ireland.
It is based on ISO/IEC 17024:2012 (Conformity Assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons).
We can work with your organisation to provide IPMA® Certification for your staff and company. Please contact us for further information.