Certification
International Project Management Professional(abbreviated as IPMP) is the total appellation for the 4-L-C project management professional qualification system globally developed by International Project Management Association (IPMA). IPMP is comprehensive evaluation prove about knowledge, experience and personal quality of a project management personnel. The candidates are classified according to different levels of IPMP. They should have the respective ability of being responsible for project portfolio/programme, complicated project, general complex project or have ability of being engaged in project management professional work.
IPMP level A certificate is known as Certified Projects Director. Certificate holder of this level can be responsible for the management of a complex portfolio of an organization or a branch of an organization, or for the management of an important programme within an organization.
 
IPMP Level A Certification Targets
Promote the internationalization and standardization of global project management, provide a universal qualification standard for international project management personnel. Through the certification of level A, candidates will prove to master the system of modern international project management knowledge and concept and possess the project management ability for all projects in a large organization, or the power and qualification for managing all projects contained in a programme.
IPMP Level A education degree, training and experience requirements
Formal university degree or above and with abundant project management experience, have been in charge or right now are responsible for the company's project portfolio, important large programme management, possessing the capability of leading all projects in an organization. Applicants must show that they can successfully use competence elements while coordinating programmes and portfolios. Applicants can provide guidance for programmes and/or project manager in the establishment and use of competence elements. It is requested that the applicant can utilize competence elements and relevant methods, technology or tools in projects or programmes. Candidates should publish articles in journals or express their experience and new concepts, and they should contribute to the development of the project manager professions. Accepted project management professional certificates and special project management training will help IPMP assessors to perform their assessment for all candidates concerning their professional qualifications.
IPMP Level A application requirements
Age>35, and conform the following qualifications can apply for IPMP Level A:
IPMP Level A  (Certified Projects Director)  
Has at least five years of experience in portfolio management, programme management or multi-project management, of which three years in responsible leadership functions in the portfolio management of a company/organization or a business unit in the management of important programmes. Entry requirements
Shall be able to manage portfolios or programmes Core competence
Is responsible for the management of an important portfolio of a company/organization or a branch thereof or for the management of one or more important programmes. Additional requirements
Contributes to strategic management and makes proposals to senior management. Develops project management personnel and coaches project managers.
Develops and implement project management requirements, processes, methods, techniques, tools, handbooks, guidelines.
 
The emphasis of IPMP Level A is not on a single project, but on a whole portfolio or programme of projects running concurrently.
The application form is the essential basis for IPMP China Certification Committee to decide whether the application of the candidate is qualified or not. IPMP China Certification Committee will inform the result to the candidate in written notice. If the application is rejected, IPMP China Committee will inform the reasons of rejection to the candidate.
IPMP Level A Certification Procedures
Provide information for those who pay close attention to the certification
In order to facilitate the application for all certification candidates, IPMP China Certification Committee usually set up local certification centers. People who are interested in this certification can consult the local certification centers about the relevant information, and also they can see it on the website of IPMP China Certification Committee or other authorized organizations.
 
Certification procedures
IPMP Level A certification is divided into four stages:
▲ The 1st stage—— Enrollment and initial check
▲ The 2nd stage——Composing project report
▲ The 3rd stage——Project report evaluation
▲ The 4th stage——Interview
 
Summary of the whole certification procedure
 
The validation of the certificate
The total score for IPMP Level A is 400, including project report and interview. The details are shown in the following table:
 
Sequence Item Project report(R) Interview(I) Total (T=R+I)
1 Full score 200 200 400
2 Issue Level A certificate R≥120 I≥120 T≥280
 
 
 
Appeal
The certification results will be sent to the candidates by written notice. If the candidate fails, the reason will also be told to him/her. If the candidate has some objections about the evaluation process or the result, he/she can appeal in accordance with the relevant procedures.
 
The validity period of the certificate
IPMP Level A certificate will be valid for five years since the date of issue. All certificate holders can check the validity of the certificates on www.ipma.ch or www.huading.net.cn.
 
The postpone and delay of the certification
If the assessors think the applicant is short of relevant application requirements, relevant working experience or project report, they can suggest that the certification be postponed or delayed.
 
The termination of the certification
If IPMP assessors find that the candidate play tricks in the certification process or that the applicant's materials are false, or the candidate raise an objection to the certification process, both the IPMP assessors and the candidates can put forward the request to terminate the certification process. The IPMP China Certification Committee will make the final decision whether the certification should be terminated or not.

IPMP Level A (Certified Projects Director)
Project report letter of commitment
 
IPMP China certification committee:
on the basis of fully reading and understanding the relevant documents of IPMP, i have decided to apply for IPMP level a certification to China certification committee.
The title of the project report i will submit to Ipmp china certification COMMITTEE WILL BE:
 

 
 
 

Here, I SOLUMLY DECLARE THAT:
①     Items involved in the project report is true, and I am the project principal;
②     The project report was written by myself, I am the only author OF THE project report;
③     content and material quoted in the Project report are all true (including the organization's internal material);
④     I have not submitted the report to any other similar certification organizations (such as other countries similar certification institutions);
    In addition, about the following matter, I have made the choice, here i ask the attention of IPMP China certification committee to it:
①if there is a security requirement for Project report?
□yes      □no
    ②Do you agree that the Project report openly published by IPMP China certification committee?
    □yes    □no
I guarantee that the above statement is true, no any false behavior, and i am willing to take all responsibilities and consequences.
 
Candidate signature:
Date:

IPMP Level A Certification Process Flow Chart
IPMA Level A: Certified Projects Director
 
Has in the last eight years at least five years of experience in portfolio management and/or programme management with strategic relevance, of which at least three years
were in a responsible leadership function in the management of complex portfolios or
programmes and has in addition two years of experience in managing projects (entry
requirement). The time span of 8 years can be extended up to 12 years with appropriate
justification.
Shall be able to manage complex portfolios or programmes (core competence).
 
 
Contributes to strategy and makes proposals to senior management.
Develops project management personnel and coaches project managers to improve their competence in PM.
Directs project managers and members of the portfolio or programme team.
 
The candidate shall submit a report if required describing the application of project
management competence in a real project, programme or portfolio.

Level A: for a complex portfolio or programme.
 
 
As a minimum, reports should reflect the following:
Background (type, scope, customer, other important interested parties, resources, complexity, etc.);
 
Project objectives;
Project organization;
 
Roles and responsibilities of the candidate;
Distinctive elements of the project;
 
Results of the project or phases.
                  Level A
 
Body, pages        15 to 30
Appendices,
maximum pages       20
 
 
Minimum number of competence elements addressed
Technical             14
 
Behavioral            11
 
Contextual             8
 
The appendices should provide support for statements made in the report, e.g. time schedule, and should be cross-referenced to the report.
 
If some competence elements were not relevant in the reported project, programme or portfolio, the candidate should be asked in the interview why this was the case and how they would have dealt with them in another project, programme or portfolio.
 
Assessment of the candidates can be enhanced by a one day workshop to verify their competence.
 
The assessors (or the certification management) prepare a case study for the workshop or select it from a bank of case studies. The workshop material should be checked by at least one assessor involved in the workshop.
 
Interview
The interview process serves a number of functions; Assessment of a candidate’s strengths and limitations; examination of self assessment responses; exploration of any perceived gaps; verification of documentation; experience and background. Assessors should be thoroughly prepared on these areas in order to conduct the interview. Prior to the interview the assessors should decide which elements the candidate has satisfactorily proven their competence and consequently which are the elements that should be discussed during the interview. The questions for the interview should be selected as a representative sample (e.g. covering strong and weak areas of the candidate) to avoid a skewed evaluation.
 
Certificates shall be valid for 5 years after which recertification, or certification at a new level, is required.
 IPMP B Level ( Certified Senior Project Manager)
Certification Guideline

International Project Management Professional(abbreviated as IPMP) is the total appellation for the 4-L-C project management professional qualification system globally developed by International Project Management Association (IPMA). IPMP is comprehensive evaluation prove about knowledge, experience and personal quality of a project management personnel. The candidates are classified according to different levels of IPMP. They should have the respective ability of being responsible for project portfolio/programme, complicated project, general complex project or have ability of being engaged in project management professional work.
    IPMP level B certificate is known as Certified Senior Project Manager. Certificate holder of this level can be responsible for the management of complicated projects. 

IPMP Level B Certification Targets
Promote the internationalization and standardization of global project management, provide a universal qualification standard for international project management personnel. Through the certification of level B, candidates will prove to master the system of modern international project management knowledge and concept and possess the project management ability for all projects in a large organization, or the power and qualification for managing all complicated projects.
IPMP Level B education degree, training and experience requirements
Formal university degree or above and with abundant project management experience, have been in charge or right now are responsible for the company's projects, or in charge of single project involved by multiple companies or sections as the project manager, possessing the capability of leading complex projects. Applicants must show that they can successfully use competence elements while coordinating complex projects. Applicants must provide guidance for sub-project managers in the use and implementation of competence elements. The experience of being the project manager for large complex projects is very crucial for Level B certification. Accepted project management professional certificates and special project management training will help IPMP assessors to perform their assessment for all candidates concerning their professional qualifications.
IPMP Level B application requirements
Age>30, and conform the following qualifications can apply for IPMP Level B:
IPMP Level B  (Certified Senior Project Manager)  
Has at least five years of project management experience, of which three years are in responsible leadership functions of complex projects. Entry requirements
Shall be able to manage complex projects. Core competence
Is responsible for all project management competence elements of a complex project. Additional requirements
Has a general management role as manager of a large project management team.
Uses adequate project management processes, methods, techniques and tools.
The emphasis of IPMP Level B is the competence of  managing complex projects.
The application form is the essential basis for IPMP China Certification Committee to decide whether the application of the candidate is qualified or not. IPMP China Certification Committee will inform the result to the candidate in written notice. If the application is rejected, IPMP China Committee will inform the reasons of rejection to the candidate.
IPMP Level B Certification Procedures
Provide information for those who pay close attention to the certification
In order to facilitate the application for all certification candidates, IPMP China Certification Committee usually set up local certification centers. People who are interested in this certification can consult the local certification centers about the relevant information, and also they can see it on the website of IPMP China Certification Committee or other authorized organizations. 

Certification procedures
IPMP Level B certification is divided into four stages:
▲ The 1st stage—— Enrollment and initial check
▲ The 2nd stage—— Written Exam (if the candidate hold the IPMA C or D certificate, no written exam is requested.)
▲ The 3rd stage——Composing project report
▲ The 4th stage——Project report evaluation
▲ The 5th stage——Interview

Summary of the whole certification procedure

The validation of the certificate
The total score for IPMP Level B is 400, including project report and interview. The details are shown in the following table:

Sequence Item Written exam(E) Project report(R) Interview(I) Total (T=R+I)
1 Full score 160 200 200 400
2 Issue Level B certificate E≥100 R≥120 I≥120 T≥280
If candidates do not pass the certification, the test scores will be kept for two years.

Appeal
The certification results will be sent to the candidates by written notice. If the candidate fails, the reason will also be told to him/her. If the candidate has some objections about the evaluation process or the result, he/she can appeal in accordance with the relevant procedures.

The validity period of the certificate
IPMP Level B certificate will be valid for five years since the date of issue. All certificate holders can check the validity of the certificates on www.ipma.ch or www.huading.net.cn.

The postpone and delay of the certification
If the assessors think the applicant is short of relevant application requirements, relevant working experience or project report, they can suggest that the certification be postponed or delayed.

The termination of the certification
If IPMP assessors find that the candidate play tricks in the certification process or that the applicant's materials are false, or the candidate raise an objection to the certification process, both the IPMP assessors and the candidates can put forward the request to terminate the certification process. The IPMP China Certification Committee will make the final decision whether the certification should be terminated or not.

IPMP Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager)
Project report letter of commitment

IPMP China certification committee:
on the basis of fully reading and understanding the relevant documents of IPMP, i have decided to apply for IPMP level b certification to China certification committee.
The title of the project report i will submit to Ipmp china certification COMMITTEE WILL BE:


Here, I SOLUMLY DECLARE THAT:
① Items involved in the project report is true, and I am the project principal;
② The project report was written by myself, I am the only author OF THE project report;
③ content and material quoted in the Project report are all true (including the organization's internal material);
④ I have not submitted the report to any other similar certification organizations (such as other countries similar certification institutions);
    In addition, about the following matter, I have made the choice, here i ask the attention of IPMP China certification committee to it:
①if there is a security requirement for Project report?
□yes      □no
    ②Do you agree that the Project report openly published by IPMP China certification committee?
    □yes    □no
I guarantee that the above statement is true, no any false behavior, and i am willing to take all responsibilities and consequences.

Candidate signature:
Date:
IPMP Level B Certification Process Flow Chart



IPMA Level B: Certified Senior Project Manager

All criteria relate to the subject of managing projects. A research project may be a most challenging and complex piece of work in terms of its content. However, the management of this project may have limited complexity. It is not necessary or sufficient that a project is big (in the sense of scope or budget) for it to be complex. The order of magnitude is merely an indication of complex project. Therefore the evidence he has providence he has provided in his project report is not sufficient to justify a certificate at IPMA Level B being awarded.
Shall be able to manage complex projects (core competence). 

The candidate shall submit a report if required describing the application of project 
management competence in a real complex project 

Level B: for a complex project. 

As a minimum, reports should reflect the following: 
Background (type, scope, customer, other important interested parties, resources, complexity, etc.); 

Project objectives; 
Project organization; 

Roles and responsibilities of the candidate; 
Distinctive elements of the project; 

Results of the project or phases. 
                  Level B

Body, pages        15 to 30
Appendices,
maximum pages       20


Minimum number of competence elements addressed
Technical             12

Behavioral             9

Contextual             7

The appendices should provide support for statements made in the report, e.g. time schedule, and should be cross-referenced to the report. 
If some competence elements were not relevant in the reported complex project, the candidate should be asked in the interview why this was the case and how they would have dealt with them in another complex project.
Assessment of the candidates can be enhanced by a one day workshop to verify their competence. 
The assessors (or the certification management) prepare a case study for the workshop or select it from a bank of case studies. The workshop material should be checked by at least one assessor involved in the workshop. 

Interview 
The interview process serves a number of functions; Assessment of a candidate’s strengths and limitations; examination of self assessment responses; exploration of any perceived gaps; verification of documentation; experience and background. Assessors should be thoroughly prepared on these areas in order to conduct the interview. Prior to the interview the assessors should decide which elements the candidate has satisfactorily proven their competence and consequently which are the elements that should be discussed during the interview. The questions for the interview should be selected as a representative sample (e.g. covering strong and weak areas of the candidate) to avoid a skewed evaluation. 

Certificates shall be valid for 5 years after which recertification, or certification at a new level, is required. 
 
IPMP C Level ( Certified Project Manager)
Certification Guideline

International Project Management Professional(abbreviated as IPMP) is the total appellation for the 4-L-C project management professional qualification system globally developed by International Project Management Association (IPMA). IPMP is comprehensive evaluation prove about knowledge, experience and personal quality of a project management personnel. The candidates are classified according to different levels of IPMP. They should have the respective ability of being responsible for project portfolio/programme, complicated project, general complex project or have ability of being engaged in project management professional work.
IPMP level C certificate is known as Certified Project Manager. Certificate holder of this level can be responsible for the management of general projects. 

IPMP Level C Certification Targets
Promote the internationalization and standardization of global project management, provide a universal qualification standard for international project management personnel. Through the certification of level C, candidates will prove to master the system of modern international project management knowledge and concept and possess the project management ability for general projects.
IPMP Level C education degree, training and experience requirements
Formal university degree or above and with abundant project management experience, have been in charge or right now are responsible for the whole process of a project, or in charge of some parts of a project, has helped or is helping the project manager with the management of a complex project, possessing the capability of managing general projects. Applicants must show that they can successfully use competence elements while coordinating general projects.
IPMP Level C application requirements
Age>25, and conform the following qualifications can apply for IPMP Level C:
IPMP Level C  (Certified Project Manager)  
Has at least three years of project management experience, is responsible for leadership functions of projects with limited complexity. Entry requirements
Shall be able to manage projects with limited complexity and/or to manage a sub-project of a complex project in all competence elements of project management. Core competence
Is responsible for managing a project with limited complexity in all its aspects, or for managing a sub-project of a complex project. Additional requirements
Applies common project management processes, methods, techniques and tools..
The project should be complex enough to require the application of a considerable number of competence elements. 
The application form is the essential basis for IPMP China Certification Committee to decide whether the application of the candidate is qualified or not. IPMP China Certification Committee will inform the result to the candidate in written notice. If the application is rejected, IPMP China Committee will inform the reasons of rejection to the candidate.
IPMP Level C Certification Procedures
Provide information for those who pay close attention to the certification
In order to facilitate the application for all certification candidates, IPMP China Certification Committee usually set up local certification centers. People who are interested in this certification can consult the local certification centers about the relevant information, and also they can see it on the website of IPMP China Certification Committee or other authorized organizations. 

Certification procedures
IPMP Level C certification is divided into four stages:
▲ The 1st stage—— Enrollment and initial check
▲ The 2nd stage—— Written Exam (if the candidate hold the IPMA D certificate, no written exam is requested.)
▲ The 3rd stage——Workshop
▲ The 4th stage——Interview

Summary of the whole certification procedure

The validation of the certificate
The total score for IPMP Level C is 400, including written exam, workshop and interview. The details are shown in the following table:

Sequence Item Written exam(R) Workshop+Interview(I) Total (T=R+I)
1 Full score 160 240 400
2 Issue Level C certificate E≥100 I≥140 T≥280
If candidates do not pass the certification, the test scores will be kept for two years.

Appeal
The certification results will be sent to the candidates by written notice. If the candidate fails, the reason will also be told to him/her. If the candidate has some objections about the evaluation process or the result, he/she can appeal in accordance with the relevant procedures.

The validity period of the certificate
IPMP Level C certificate will be valid for five years since the date of issue. All certificate holders can check the validity of the certificates on www.ipma.ch or www.huading.net.cn.

The postpone and delay of the certification
If the assessors think the applicant is short of relevant application requirements, relevant working experience or project report, they can suggest that the certification be postponed or delayed.

The termination of the certification
If IPMP assessors find that the candidate play tricks in the certification process or that the applicant's materials are false, or the candidate raise an objection to the certification process, both the IPMP assessors and the candidates can put forward the request to terminate the certification process. The IPMP China Certification Committee will make the final decision whether the certification should be terminated or not.

Certificates shall be valid for 5 years after which recertification, or certification at a new level, is required. 


IPMP Level C Certification Process Flow Chart


IPMP D Level(Certified Project Management Associate)
Certification Guideline

International Project Management Professional(abbreviated as IPMP) is the total appellation for the 4-L-C project management professional qualification system globally developed by International Project Management Association (IPMA). IPMP is comprehensive evaluation prove about knowledge, experience and personal quality of a project management personnel. The candidates are classified according to different levels of IPMP. They should have the respective ability of being responsible for project portfolio/programme, complicated project, general complex project or have ability of being engaged in project management professional work.
    IPMP level D certificate is known as Certified Project Management Associate. Certificate holder of this level knows all basic knowledge of project management and can applies them to practice. 

IPMP Level D Certification Targets
Promote the internationalization and standardization of global project management, provide a universal qualification standard for international project management personnel. Through the certification of level D, candidates will prove to master the system of modern international project management knowledge and concept and possess the project management ability for practice.
IPMP Level D education degree, training and experience requirements
Formal university degree or above or with certain project management experience.
IPMP Level D application requirements
Conform the following qualifications can apply for IPMP Level D:
IPMP Level D  (Certified Project Management Associate)  
Experience in the project management competence elements is not compulsory; but it is an advantage if the candidate has applied his project management knowledge to some extent already. Entry requirements
Shall have project management knowledge in all competence elements. Core competence
Can practice in any project management competence element. May work in some field as a specialist. Additional requirements
Work as a project team member or a member of the project management staff.
Broad project management knowledge and the ability to apply it.
IPMP Level D Certification Procedures
Provide information for those who pay close attention to the certification
In order to facilitate the application for all certification candidates, IPMP China Certification Committee usually set up local certification centers. People who are interested in this certification can consult the local certification centers about the relevant information, and also they can see it on the website of IPMP China Certification Committee or other authorized organizations. 

Certification procedures
IPMP Level D certification is divided into four stages:
▲ The 1st stage—— Enrollment and initial check
▲ The 2nd stage—— Written Exam 


The validation of the certificate
The total score for IPMP Level D is 160. The details are shown in the following table:

Item Written exam(R)
Full score 160
Issue Level D certificate E≥110

Appeal
The certification results will be sent to the candidates by written notice. If the candidate fails, the reason will also be told to him/her. If the candidate has some objections about the evaluation process or the result, he/she can appeal in accordance with the relevant procedures.

The validity period of the certificate
IPMP Level D certificate will be valid for five years since the date of issue. All certificate holders can check the validity of the certificates on www.ipma.ch or www.huading.net.cn.


Certificates shall be valid for 5 years after which recertification, or certification at a new level,
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