About IPMA Certification

You do not obtain an IPMA certificate just like that. Such a certificate is valuable, and the project manager that wishes to get certified has to prove he/she has the required competencies and has gained sufficient experience. It is IPMA Certificering Nederland’s goal to keep the course as accessible as possible for the project manager. That is why the applicant will enter our portal immediately after registration. All communication with the assessors will take place inside this portal, and all necessary certification documents can be uploaded here as well. The portal offers the applicant a comprehensive overview of the actions he/she has to take, as well as the corresponding deadlines.

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Independent Certification

Since the 1st of January 2015, IPMA Certificering is the designated certification board of IPMA Nederland. Training and exam take place separately to guarantee trustworthiness and independence. If you are interested in training with the goal of obtaining an IPMA certificate, you will find a summary of project management training centers on the website of IPMA Nederland (in Dutch). Have a look at the pass rate and satisfaction of educators for IPMA PMO, IPMA D, and IPMA C theory (all in Dutch). You can also take a look at the validation (in Dutch) of our former applicants of educators.

The following is applicable to all exams:

  • IPMA Certificering develops and organizes its exams wholly independent of IPMA Nederland.
  • We work independently from any training center and/or project management methods.
  • The examination is done by professional assessors.
  • The applicant will be assessed on technical as well as contextual and behavioral competence elements.
    Strong focus on personal and professional career growth.


IPMA means ‘International Project Management Association’. This is the umbrella organization of all national industry associations for project managers. IPMA operates in 70 countries and consists of more than 50.000 members. Also, IPMA has developed the ‘Individual Competence Baseline’ describing which criteria a project manager has to meet, subdivided into 4 levels. This organization sets the demands for IPMA’s certifications. Successful candidates will be included in the IPMA Register.

IPMA Nederland

IPMA Nederland (in Dutch) is the project management association of IPMA in the Netherlands. IPMA-NL is commissioner to IPMA Certificering. All the IPMA assessors in the Netherlands are affiliated with IPMA-NL.