Project and Engineering Management Certification

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HMC Undergraduate

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Engineering (HMC)

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This paper summarizes the requirements for eight major project management (PM) certificates—including new program management, risk assessment, and scheduling management certificates—and two major engineering management certificates that are offered in the United States by professional societies. We provide information on the number of people holding the certification, eligibility to obtain the certification, exam format, cost for the certification, and contact information for the organization offering the certification. We also include information about societies outside the United States that offer PM certifications in 83 countries. Finally, we discuss international PM certifications offered by a U.S.-based organization. Many organizations are starting to require certifications for their project and program managers. This paper will help readers decide what certifications are applicable and the requirements for obtaining a specific certificate.

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© 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers