Recertification IPMA Level A-D

Why and how to be recertified?

With a recertification you extend the validity of your certificate for another 5 years. By doing so in the last 5 years, you prove that you ...

  • have gained sufficient practical experience in the management of projects, programmes and/or portfolios to maintain your competence in these areas.
  • have attended a sufficient number of further training activities to keep your relevant expertise up-to-date.

The video gives you an overview of the recertification of levels A-D of the IPMA® 4-level certification scheme.

 

Requirements for recertification IPMA® Level A-C

In order to be eligible for recertification, you must meet the following requirements: You must demonstrate that you ...

  • have a certificate of the appropriate level, which must not have expired for more than 6 months, in exceptional cases and with comprehensible justification, the maximum period is 12 months. 
  • have gained at least 30 months of practical experience in project, programme and/or portfolio management in the 5 years since the last (re)certification. 
  • have completed at least 175 hours of further training in project, programme and/or portfolio management in the 5 years since the last (re)certification.

Further information on the proof of practical experience and further training measures can be found in the recertification guidelines IPMA Level A, B, C and D and in the recertification application.

You must submit the recertification application in accordance with your existing certificate. If the practical experience and/or further training you have demonstrated is not sufficient to renew your existing certificate, you may renew your certificate at a lower level, provided you meet the relevant requirements. If your certificate is renewed at a lower level, this is final, i.e. you cannot return to the original, higher level during the subsequent recertification.

If, during the IPMA® Level A or B recertification process, it turns out that your activities over the past 5 years no longer correspond to the domain of the existing certificate, you should apply for recertification in the domain in which you can demonstrate the relevant practical experience.

Requirements for recertification IPMA® Level D

In order to be eligible for recertification, you must meet the following requirements: You must demonstrate that you ...

  • have an IPMA® Level D certificate, which may not expire after more than 6 months, in exceptional cases and with comprehensible justification a maximum of 12 months. 
  • have completed at least 175 hours of further training in project management in the 5 years since the last (re)certification.

Part of the required further training can be covered by practical experience in project management. Further information on the proof of practical experience and further training measures can be found in the recertification guidelines IPMA Level A, B, C and D and in the recertification application.

Price

Certification levelCHF
IPMA® Level A, B and C600.00
IPMA® Level D250.00