AIPMO’s certifications are based on frameworks for structure and content. The content is from both research findings in PMO/Project management and expert knowledge from international practitioners. AIPMO is using a “leading standard” concept, including PMO Body of Knowledge, which has been tested, implemented, and improved over a three-year period. So, we know it works well across all industries and organizations.

AIPMO uses three categories of certifications:

The PMO Core certifications were the first to be developed, but AIPMO soon realized that the majority of PMO and project people lack the level of understanding in techniques required to succeed in their positions. This is also confirmed in various research findings.

For more information on the PMO Core Certifications, CLICK HERE

The understanding of techniques and tools is fundamental to every role in PMOs and in projects, programs, and portfolios (PPPs), so the TT-IPMO certification was developed to address this gap.  In addition, AIPMO uses a service management concept that is foundational to every part of the “Strategic Lifecycle Framework.” The concept behind the “PMO Services and Capability” book and the service strategy, service design, etc., needed to be addressed; therefore, the SC-IPMO foundational certification was developed. Finally, the PMO directors and consultants who impact every aspect of the organization should ideally be experts in frameworks, models, concepts, and organizational design. The third foundational course called Consulting Frameworks addresses this need and is designated CF-IPMO.

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PMO offers a variety of services where each one requires in-depth understanding of the topic. This has led to the third category of certifications, called the Specialist Certifications. AIPMO’s partner ACEs (Advisory, Consultants, Experts) have written all the specialist courses on behalf of AIPMO. To date, there are over 15+ specialist courses for both PMO and project members.

For more information on the Specialist Certifications across PPPs and PMOs, CLICK HERE

For the members who wish to go to the next level above certifications, AIPMO has developed with SBS Swiss Business School an MSc and a DBA for Strategy, Project, and Leadership and PMOs.