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PMAS’s advanced, performance based certifications are for the experienced Project, Program and Portfolio managers.

PMAS offers the IPMA Four-Level Certification (4-L-C) System with advanced, professionally-assessed certifications. Check to see which is right for you. You can download your application and its supporting documents here


There are more than 200,000 IPMA certificants worldwide. Over 70,000 of them hold advanced, competence-based, peer-assessed certifications.

You Can Take These Steps For More Information If You Are Still Uncertain:

When and Where Can You Certify?

If you need help getting ready or would like to schedule an assessment

The flowchart provides a high-level outline of what happens after you have submitted your Assessment Application. The first step is a careful and comprehensive review of your application by two trained assessors who are certified at or above the level you have applied for. They use the materials you submitted to prepare for their interview with you.

After the interview, they record their results independently to minimize the potential for anchoring bias. In order to pass, you must provide clear and convincing evidence of competent performance against at least 80% of the competence elements.

What Makes IPMA's Certification Stand Out?

To help you decide which project and program management certifications are best for you, and why ours stand out, see What Makes IPMA Certification Stand Out. This fresh new analysis is based on three independent studies and reports.