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Certificate Via Experience

Certification via Experience (CVE) is an alternate route of becoming a member of IPMP through the assessment of relevant Project Management Work Experience. It recognizes and credits relevant project management experience, it provides a route for full members who do not have the time to go through the tuition and write the certificate examination because of pressing work responsibilities. 


o   It recognizes and credits relevant project management experience

o   It provides a route for Full members who do not have the time to go through tuition via the normal Professional Certification Programme (PCP) and subsequently write the Certification Exam because of pressing work responsibilities.


o   A Full Member-in-good-standing for two consecutive years (including the current year)

o   A first degree or its equivalent in any discipline

o   4 years’ work experience in project management as project team member, project manager, project director, project monitoring and evaluation officer, project planner, project engineer, project procurement manager, project finance officer, etc.

o   Should have provided evidence of having participated in at least six formal Continuing Professional Education (CPE) workshops /training within the last three years (two of which should have been IPMP Trainings).

o   Should have evidence of a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in at least 3 of the following subject areas in project management: Human Resource Management (Training & Development), Procurement (Stores & Warehousing, Logistics & Transport), Finance & Accounting, Scope (Engineering, Constructions, Architect, Quantity Survey), Schedule (Planner), Communication, Risk Management, Quality Management, Integration Management (IT areas) and Stakeholder Management


*(In the case of a specialist, he/she must demonstrate at least 7 years’ continuous experience in that single area)

Assessment Tools:

o   Detailed review of record of professional experience

o   An interview with IPMP assessor(s)

o   Detailed reference from 3 nominated referees

o   Duration: After submission of application and relevant documentation, assessment would be done within three (3) weeks. Subsequently, communication will be sent to applicants notifying them of the outcome of their applications.

The decisions made are final. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply at the next round of applications.

A successful applicant will be required to undertake a Six (6) months Continuous Professional Development (CPD) mandatory training to validate your membership with the institute through its Learning Management System (LMS) Project Management Modules with pass mark of 50% for each module and total of 550% for the entire programme. Membership with the Institute of Project Management Professionals (IPMP) will provide you with technical and practical knowledge information, advocacy, and professional networking opportunities, which will help advance your career. You will be able to exchange research information with other members of the institute in the field of Project Management and its related field as well as participate in Continues Development Plan programming sessions offered at various conferences throughout the year.

A successful applicant will be required to pay below amount depending on the level admitted to.

Membership Levels


Programme Cost

Application Fees


Level 2: Associate Member

Advance Certificate


Level 3: Full Member

Professional Diploma


Level 4: Chartered Member

Advance Professional Diploma


Level 5: Master Practitioner

Professional Graduate Diploma


Level 6: Consultant/Engineer

Professional Post Graduate Diploma


Professional: Fellow

Professional Doctorate


Professional: Honoring Fellow

Professional Doctorate


Professional: Distinguished Fellow

Professional Doctorate



Application Process

o   Download application form from Website

o   Fill Form with relevant details

o   Include two passport-sized photographs (white background)

o   Include certified true copies of certificates

o   Attach resume or curriculum vitae detailing work experience for the Past Five Years

o   CV should cover: Names of previous organizations, job positions, dates of employment, and key responsibilities and achievements for current and previous positions held with emphasis on the past Five years.

o   Submit application form and all relevant documents plus a non-refundable processing fee of GHS 100.00 payable by Bank draft (in the name of Institute of Project Management Professionals | Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd | A/C No. 1050027329518 | Swift Code: FBLIGHAC | Branch: Adenta – Accra, Ghana)

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