Professional Certifications in Project Management

Top Project Management Certifications: PMP®, IPMA, PRINCE2®, PM², PSM®

Like most professional fields, project management has no lack of methodologies and standards with a mind-boggling array of acronyms – PRINCE2TM, PMBOK® Guide, APM’s APMBoK, IPMA’s ICB and the list goes on. Below are the 6 most recognized certifications in the world today.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®. PMI® is one of the leaders in setting project management standards with close to 1 mil certified professionals. The "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)" is a rigorous and generic standard that can be used to ensure different industry organizations have the basics in place. See more about PMP®.
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA) 4 Level Certification System. IPMA is an association of national associations. The IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) standard sets forth the knowledge and experience expected from the managers of projects, programs and project portfolios.  Over the last 10 years, IPMA has certified about 100,000 project managers in 45 countries over the globe.  See more about IPMA D.
  • PRINCE2® is the UK de-facto standard for project management. It was developed by the UK Office of Government Commerce and used in both the private and the public sectors. The PRINCE2TM project management method provides detailed guidance on how to set up, organize, manage, control and deliver your projects on time, within budget and to the right quality.  See more about PRINCE2
  • PM² Certifications: PM² Alliance carries the torch of the Open PM² vision and promotes the wide adoption of the PM² Methodology.The PM² methodology (read P-M-squared) is a project management methodology developed, supported and employed by the European Commission. It is also used by numerous European institutions, as well as large and smaller organizations in the private sector.  PM² is a simple and easy-to-use methodology that combines well-known best practices derived from the experience of European Institutions in managing thousands of programmes, projects and grants (EU Grants).  See more
  • Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®. This is PMI®'s fastest growing certification, addressed to Agile practitioners.   See more.
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM®) from Scrum.Org - one of the most valuable agile certifications in the market.   The Institute was founded by Ken Schwaber, an Agile pioneer and agile manifesto signatory, as well as co-founder of Scrum. Being certified as PSM I demonstrate agile and scrum knowledge better than any other certificate and is a valuable addition to a professional’s resume, while achieves increased clients’ trust and confidence in the effective management of Agile projects. See more about PSM®.

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Hellenic American Union is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), and an associate of PM-Greece (the Greek national member of IPMA) and PM² Alliance.  Hellenic American Union is also the official test center for the IPMA Examinations in Athens-Greece.

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