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Certificate in Project Management

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According to the Project Management Institute (PMI®), "project management is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to deliver something of value to people."

Project managers work in all industries. Those with project management (PM) skills are in demand because of the trend toward an increasing number of projects and less operational work. 

The Certificate in Project Management is designed with maximum flexibility for project managers who have different educational needs due to their work environment. It gives an ideal grounding for those who have plans to take a PMP® Preparation course to prepare for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) designation. 

Anyone working on projects, be it as a project manager, project coordinator, contributor, subject matter expert or team member can benefit from this certificate because project management is a core competency. 

The Certificate in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC) as meeting their standards for quality and participants are eligible to write the Certified Project Coordinator (CPC) exam from PMAC.

In this certificate program, you will:

  • Learn project management tools and techniques
  • Develop organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • Understand project success and increase your level of success on projects
  • Be able to deliver something of value to your organization and to your clients
  • Use best practices creating and managing budgets and schedules and managing risk
  • Work constructively with stakeholders
  • Advance your career by developing core PM competencies

The delivery method is virtual with a live instructor. The instructors are skilled facilitators who use a variety of techniques to maintain engagement and optimize the learning environment.


In addition to four core courses, you can choose four elective courses from a list of six. This allows you to focus your learning on areas that will provide value based on your specific needs. The core courses, as well as several of the elective courses, are offered as often as four times per year. After taking Project Management Essentials, the courses can be taken in any sequence. 

Core courses

  • Project Management Essentials
  • Project Risk Management
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
  • Managing Variances: Cost and Schedule Management

Elective courses (select four)

  • Project Procurement and Contract Management
  • Defining and Managing Project Requirements
  • Project Closeout Best Practices
  • Project Driven Change
  • Project Delivery Principles
  • Introduction to Agile Project Management

This certificate is ideal for those who need to balance work commitments, the time required to take professional development training, and personal or organizational funding cycles. You have three years to complete the program.

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Program delivery partner

We are proud to partner with Procept Associates Ltd., a premier provider of professional training programs to corporations, governments and individuals around the world. Procept is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Authorized Training Partner.

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