IPMA Level D: Certified Project Management Associate
For whom is this certification?
This entry-level certification is suitable for individuals who are new to project management or have limited experience.
Level D certification validates foundational knowledge and understanding of project management principles and terminology.
It demonstrates an individual's ability to work as a member of a project team and contribute effectively to project success.
The assessment steps
The assessment steps for individuals are applied to each of the IPMA certification levels independently, i.e. 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!
IPMA Level D: Project Management associate
An IPMA certification at Level D requires that the candidate has knowledge of the Competence Elements (CEs) related to project management. As such, they usually have broad project management knowledge and may work in a project team.
Eligibility criteria: there is no previous experience required and only knowledge regarding CEs related to project management are assessed.
The re-certification period for levels A to D is due 5 years after initial certification. IPMA re-certification follows the same process for levels A, B and C; however, re-certification for Level D requires the candidate to rewrite the Level D exam.
It is therefore recommended that Level D candidates consider certification at Level C or higher. Should you wish to apply for re-certification please contact us via the contact form.
Process and how to apply?
Express interest to IPMA-SA for certification
Complete application form
Prepare for exam
Receive exam results
Certified professionals are registered.
If you are looking for project, programme and portfolio managers who have proven competences, look for IPMA certified professionals. Certified professionals are registered in the international database.