Certification Overview

IPM offers individuals the opportunity to acquire top-tier professional certifications, accreditations, and qualifications in the field of Project Management.
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Globally Recognised Credentials

The need for proficient project managers is currently of utmost importance, and individuals with proper certification are well-placed to contribute the essential professional skills for effectively leading project teams and accomplishing successful project results.

Acquiring certification brings about a noticeable distinction, especially when organisations are in the process of forming teams for various projects and actively seeking out experienced project management professionals.

Certifications, Qualifications, Accreditations

The programmes offered by the Institute of Project Management are acknowledged and endorsed by the following awarding bodies and professional organisations.
Professional Body Certifications
The Institute of Project Management
Since its establishment in 1989, the Institute of Project Management has remained dedicated to advancing education, certification, and member services in project management. Over the years, we have successfully trained more than 40,000 individuals as project management has gained widespread adoption across the entire economy. The demand for education and globally recognised certification in project management continues to exceed that of other professional development sectors, underscoring its profound significance and ongoing relevance.
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Professional Body Certifications
IPMA – International Project Management Association
Established in 1965, IPMA® (International Project Management Association) is the world's first professional project management association. With recognition spanning over 70 countries across six continents, IPMA® certification objectively validates your project management knowledge and expertise. In Ireland, the Institute of Project Management is entrusted with administrating IPMA's comprehensive 4-level certification system.
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Professional Body Certifications
PMI – Project Management Institute
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is renowned globally as a prominent non-profit association dedicated to the project management profession. With its wide range of professional resources and research, PMI empowers its members, credential holders, and volunteers in nearly every country across the globe to advance their careers, enhance organisational success, and foster the growth and development of the profession.
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Professional Body Certifications
PRINCE2 - Projects IN Controlled Environments
PRINCE2 is an international standard method for project management which is widely recognised and understood, providing a common language for all participants in a project. There are over 1 million certified PRINCE2 professionals worldwide, and it is firmly established as one of the world's most practised methods for project management.PRINCE2 certification is split into two different qualification levels – Foundation and Practitioner.
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Academic Body Certifications
TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
On January 1st, 2019, TU Dublin was officially established due to a partnership between three esteemed institutes: Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Institute of Technology Tallaght. With a rich history dating back to 1887, TU Dublin has been at the forefront of technological higher education, producing over 100,000 graduates who have embarked on successful careers across 105 countries worldwide.
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EQF - European Qualifications Framework
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) was developed by the European Union (EU) to serve as a tool for translating and comparing national qualifications, making them more accessible and understandable. The EQF aims to facilitate the mobility of learners and workers across borders. IPM provides access to EQF Level 6 and Level 7 certifications, equivalent to Level 6 and Level 7 on the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies.
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