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Certification Process

Step 1: Fulfill Eligibility Criteria: All IPMP certifications require you to meet domain experience levels, educational levels or both before you apply. You will need to provide us with the details of this experience and/or education, so it’s best to gather and prepare this information before you open the application. To find out the eligibility requirements, consult the membership portal on the navigation for the certification that interests you. Each one has unique eligibility criteria.

Step 2. Complete Application: Once you’ve determined you meet the eligibility criteria, it’s time to apply. Collect the following information and then use our Certificate Via Experience to guide you through the process.

  • Contact information — email, address, phone number
  • Education attained — school attended, level of education attained, degree date
  • Domain experience — details of the projects, programs, portfolios you’ve worked on including qualifying hours, dates of employment, role, organization details, reference, and experience summary
  • Domain education — names of courses completed, institutions attended, dates, qualifying hours
  • Once you open an application, it will remain active for 90 days after which time it will close.

Tip: To complete the application quickly, gather all of the information and documentation you need before opening it. Otherwise, it will likely take you multiple sessions to complete.

Step 3. Application Review: Once we receive your application, we’ll verify that you meet the eligibility criteria and that your experience and/or education is valid and consistent with the guidelines stated in the Certificate Via Experience.

Typically, the application review period will take 5–10 days, depending on the certification. Once it’s complete, we’ll email you to move on to the next step. If we have any questions or issues with your application, we’ll email you further instructions and direction.

For each certification, a specified percentage of applications are randomly selected for audit. IPMP conducts application audits to confirm the experience and/or education documented on certification applications. The purpose of the audit is to enhance the credibility of the certification program and of the certification holders. Read Frequently Asked Questions about the application audit process.

Step 4. Payment: After we notify you that your application is approved, it’s time to provide payment so you can move to the final stage. The fastest and easiest way to pay is through our bank account in the name of Institute of Project Management Professionals | Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd | A/C No. 1050027329518 | Swift Code: FBLIGHAC | Branch: Adenta – Accra, Ghana).

Once payment is received, we’ll email you login details to take your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) online. You are required to complete the CPD in six (6) months.

Step 5. Schedule Tutorials Appointment: Once you are eligible, IPMP will e-mail you the details of your mentor, which will help you and mentor you for the six months to complete your CPD.