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  Who is IPMA-USA?

We are a the IPMA Member Association for the United States.

Working with our members and collaborating with other professional associations, we provide the leadership needed for both professional growth and the competent practice of project management.

Interested in PRoject Management as a career? 

If you are an individual wanting to improve your competences as project manager, program manager, or portfolio manager, or as trainer, consultant or coach, you have come to the right place. Here, you will find information regarding IPMA’s certification schemes and information about international recognition as well as information regarding our products and services for the talented people rather new to our profession. Let us help you in your journey towards becoming or developing your competences as professional project, portfolio or program manager.


While the IPMA manages the 4-level (4LC) certification scheme for individuals, the Certification Bodies of the IPMA Member Associations are responsible for the individual assessments and certification. The certification process involves several steps for the assessment of a candidate and is described in detail in the International Certification Regulations (ICR), which you can download at the bottom of the page. Here we present an overview.

The assessment steps for individuals are applied to each of the IPMA competence level A, level B, level C and level D. When candidates meet the competence requirements, they can apply directly for the desired Level. You do not need to start at level D and move your way up to C and B and A!

Click here to follow through to the certification landing site.



Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow. We are the premier global network for young professionals enthusiastic about project management, a platform for young project management professionals and students up to the age of 35.  

Join as a member or student member and select the Young Crew option to get started. 

Be a dauntless PM and join today!

 IPMA USA Members have the opportunity to take part in global special interest groups.  We are the sponsor for the Global Innovation and Change SIG.

The Innovation and Change SIG is an optimistic, technology-agnostic place that is people-centric. We are positioned as a neutral third party space that is focused on improving the planet through better innovation and change techniques. We have strong ties to product development, technology, marketing industries. Click here for more information. 

Who should join our SIG?

  • Project and Program Managers
  • Academics
  • Business leads
  • Product developers
  • Small business owners
  • Executives

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