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IPMA Level A-D

IPMA LEVEL A

You are able to manage very complex projects, programmes or portfolios on a strategic level. You will find more detailed information than that provided below in the certification guideline IPMA Level A.

Certified Project Director IPMA® Level A

Certified Programme Director IPMA® Level A

Certified Portfolio Director IPMA® Level A

Admission criteria

Certified Project Director IPMA® Level A

Over the past 12 years, at least 5 years' experience as a project manager in a responsible leadership function in very complex projects, of which at least 3 years at a strategic level.

 

Certified Programme Director IPMA® Level A

Over the past 12 years, at least 5 years' experience as a programme manager in a responsible leadership function in very complex programmes at a strategic level

or

at least 4 years' experience as a programme manager in a responsible leadership function in very complex programmes and at least 3 years' experience as a project manager in a responsible leadership function managing very complex projects at a strategic level.

 

Certified Portfolio Director IPMA® Level A

Over the past 12 years, at least 5 years' experience as a portfolio manager in a responsible leadership function in very complex portfolios at a strategic level

or

at least 4 years' experience as a portfolio manager in a responsible leadership function in very complex portfolios and at least 3 years' experience as a project or programme manager in a responsible leadership function managing very complex projects or programmes at a strategic level.

Certification process

The certification process usually takes seven to nine months.

StageActivityExecution byApproximate duration
1Application to obtain the certificate  
 Submit application including professional career, project, programme and/or portfolio list, references and self-assessmentCandidate 
 Check application and announce admission ruling, if positive then demand Executive Summary Report VZPM2-3 weeks
 Prepare and submit Executive Summary Report (templates project, programme, portfolio management)Candidate1 month
 Assess Executive Summary Report and announce definitive admission to the certificationVZPM3-4 weeks
2Report  
 Prepare and submit report (templates project, programme, portfolio management)Candidate6-8 weeks
 Assess report and announce result of assessmentVZPM1 month
3Interview  
 Complete interviewCandidate2 hours
 Conduct definitive assessment of the certification and announce result VZPM2-3 weeks

 

The templates provided by us must be used.

Filling out the certification application form

Please watch the video to fill out the certification application.

 

Price

Certification process stepsCHF
Application for certification500.00
Executive Summary Report (1)1'700.00
Report (2)1'200.00
Interview2'100.00
Certification IPMA Level A5'500.00


(1) CHF 800.00 for the second version of the Executive Summary Report
(2) CHF 600.00 for the second version of the Report

If you have a valid IPMA Level B or C certificate or one that expired a maximum of 6 months ago, the total price is reduced by CHF 600 or CHF 300 respectively. For further information, please see our Fee Schedule.