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At University of Phoenix, we offer a variety of instructor-led courses and programs to serve your educational needs throughout your project management career. Whether you’re seeking the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) PMP® or CAPM® certification, earning professional development units for recertification or enhancing your project management skills, our advisors will help find the path that’s right for you.
Project Management Certificate programs
Develop PM skills to help boost job performance or pursue career opportunities by considering our Project Management certificate programs. The certificates are aligned with the standards of the PMI and may be completed in as few as six to eight months.
For those looking to develop or strengthen foundational knowledge and skills, we offer an undergraduate Project Management Certificate based on the PMBOK® 5 body of knowledge.
Our Graduate Project Management Certificate is designed for students who already possess a solid foundation of knowledge but want to acquire the practical skills needed to manage projects.
Ask about our StackTrack® program if you are interested in securing a Project Management certificate on your way to earning a degree.
Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit)
To help you complete project goals on time and within budget, consider our Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit). This program covers the five process groups of project management: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing. It can be completed in as little as eight weeks, allowing quick application of project management skills in the workplace. Professional development units (PDUs) are awarded upon completion.
Project Management Professional Test-prep
Our Project Management Professional (PMP®) Test-prep course covers key concepts, formulas and principles to help you prepare for the nationally recognized Project Manager Professional (PMP) certifying examination given by PMI. The course includes a series of study guides, practical reviews and practice examinations.
Couple our Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit) with our Project Management Professional Test-prep course to best prepare you for PMP certification.
Professional development courses
Deepen your knowledge of project management methodologies with our convenient, instructor-led online courses. These noncredit courses award PDUs that may help you satisfy recertification requirements of PMI.
Ready to take the next step? Call an advisor at 866.484.1815, or request more information here.
Why earn a certificate or get certified? Find out below.
Why get certified?
Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the globally recognized industry standard that can help you expand your skills and take you further in your career. You should consider getting certified if you want to:
Stay up-to-date by learning the best practices, standards, techniques and current trends.
Enhance job performance with proven strategies and in-demand skills.
Set yourself apart in the job market.
- Demonstrate your commitment to the field and your drive to excel.
You need the relevant skills, education and experience to be eligible to take the certification exam. University of Phoenix offers PM certificates as well as a Project Management Professional Test-Prep course that covers the body of knowledge needed to sit for the PMP exam.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification is for those who are starting out in the field of project management. Our Project Management Fundamentals course may help you prepare for the CAPM exam. University of Phoenix does not offer this certification. Refer to thefor more information.
Why earn a for-credit PM certificate?
Our PM certificate programs are designed for current and aspiring PMs looking for an introduction to the methodology and effective practice of project management, as well as those interested in earning either a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The for-credit undergraduate Project Management Certificate is for students who are seeking to develop or strengthen their knowledge of the basic concepts of project management.
Our for-credit Graduate Project Management Certificate is designed for experienced PMs who want to build on their knowledge and develop skills to sucessfully manage projects.
Ask an advisor about our StackTrack® if you are interested in earning a Project Management Certificate en route to earning a degree.
Why earn a noncredit PM certificate?
Demands on project management can be complex. Our Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit) provides an overview of the PMBOK® 5 body of knowledge and PM concepts and skills to help you successfully manage projects according to today’s best practices. This noncredit program provides a quick and convenient way to earn PDUs that may apply to PMI recertification requirements while building credibility in your field.
Why take for-credit individual or noncredit professional development courses?
Our instructor-led online courses align to current best practices and offer a quick and convenient way to stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business landscape. You can maintain your PMI certification by selecting from a breadth of comprehensive and skill-oriented courses that award the necessary PDUs to satisfy recertification requirements.
University of Phoenix has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), University of Phoenix has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Our noncredit project management courses are approved by PMI to award PDUs upon successful completion of the courses.
Take the next step in your career. Find out more, or call 866.484.1815 and talk with an advisor who can guide you to the best education solution for you.
Whether managing a single project or multiple projects, project managers ensure the successful execution of strategic initiatives by completing project goals on time and within budget. No matter where you are in your project management career, University of Phoenix Continuing Education offers an education path within an instructor-led online classroom environment.
Ideal for students with less than three years of work experience as a project manager.
- PMBOK® terminology
- Integrated project plans following world-class best practices
- Team creation and development
- Project plan execution
- Monitoring progress against a baseline plan
- Managing stakeholder expectations
- Managing change
- Closing projects
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Ideal for students with more than three years of experience as a project manager.
- Effective project management
- Foundational project management skills
- Risk factors
- Leading global, cross-functional teams
- Productivity and profitability
- Methodologies to improve success
- Advanced scheduling methods
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Ideal for project managers who want to quickly supplement their work experience with an overview of PMBOK® 5. The program covers:
- Executing, Monitoring and Controlling
This instructor-led online program can be completed in as little as eight weeks, allowing quick application of project management skills into the workplace. Tuition for this noncredit certificate program is $2,000, and 40 PDUs are awarded upon completion.
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Ideal for the experienced project manager who is working towards earning a PMP certification.
Based on PMBOK,® 5th Edition, this test-prep course includes key concepts, formulas and principles that are covered in the PMP exam. The content of this course is an effective complement to our certificate programs. Tuition for this course is $1,400.
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If you complete the PMP test-prep course, but don’t pass the PMP exam, you may repeat the test-prep course within 365 days of the original start date of the course. Refer to Resources for more detail on our free retake policy.
Ideal for project managers and PMI-certified project managers who want to deepen their knowledge of project management methodologies and earn PDUs for PMI recertification. These instructor-led online courses take little time to complete and start at $250 per course.
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Ready to take the next step? Our advisors are ready to help you get started, or you can call us at 886.484.1815.
Here are some important things to know about taking the Project Management Professional (PMP®) test and getting Project Management Institute (PMI®) certification.
To sit for the PMP exam, PMI has required one of the following:
- A four-year degree plus three years of PM experience plus 4,500 hours of leading projects plus 35 hours of PM education
- A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or global equivalent) plus five years of PM experience plus 7,500 hours of leading projects plus 35 hours of PM education
Your PM experience must span all phases of the project life cycle — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. For more information on eligibility, see the PMP Handbook.
PMI has advised applicants to list their PM education on the application form with start date, end date, course title and course provider.
Historically, entry-level project managers seeking Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification have needed a secondary degree, at least 1,000 hours of PM experience and 23 hours of PM education to sit for the exam.
The exam is usually only offered at PMI-approved testing centers. In years past, this computer-based exam has consisted of 200 multiple-choice questions to be completed in four hours. Find a location near you.
To give you an idea of what to expect, please reference the attached sample test questions. Download the PDF now.
Get ready for the next phase of your PM career. Start here, or call 866.484.1815 to talk with an advisor who can guide you to the best education solution for you.
Choosing the correct certificate depends upon a few factors:
Pursuing a degree?
If you do not plan to earn an academic degree, the Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit) is a quick and convenient way to gain a basic understanding of the five project management processes and to learn about project management.
If you are considering a degree, you may have the option to complete a for-credit Project Management Certificate en route to earning a degree.
If you have a degree and an interest in gaining an understanding of project management processes and best practices, the noncredit certificate program is a convenient way to increase knowledge of project management with minimal time commitment.
Need financial aid?
Only for-credit PM certificates qualify for financial aid.
Typically our for-credit certificate programs can be completed in six to eight months.
Our noncredit certificate program can be completed in as little as eight weeks.
Seeking PMP certification?
Both the for-credit and noncredit certificate programs are aligned to the standards as set forth by PMBOK 5. Our Project Management Professional Test-prep course complements our certificate programs and helps prepare you to sit for the PMP certification exam.
PMI certification is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates a predefined level of experience, education and competency in the PM field. Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification are granted only by PMI. Certificate programs offered by University of Phoenix are aligned to the body of knowledge needed to become certified by PMI and also help students build their knowledge of PM concepts.
Yes, our noncredit Project Management Certificate Program and professional development courses award PDUs upon successful completion of the courses. University of Phoenix has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by PMI. As a PMI R.E.P., the University has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria.
University of Phoenix follows the same PMP examination content outline established by PMI, as detailed below.
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Source: Project Management Professional (PMP) Handbook, page 18
Historically, PMI has emailed full scheduling instructions to candidates once they become eligible. Check your PMP Handbook for more details.
PMP® exam — designed for experienced Project Managers
In years past, the exam has consisted of 200 multiple-choice questions that must be completed in four hours. To pass, candidates had to score 106 correct answers out of 175.
Historically, PMI certifications have been valid for three years. Recertification has required 60 hours of PDUs. Our noncredit courses can help you satisfy this requirement.
Yes. Our goal is to provide you with all the tools and knowledge you’ll need to succeed. In the unlikely event that you don’t pass the exam, we have a free retake policy that allows you to repeat the Project Management Professional Test-prep course at no additional tuition cost.
To qualify, you must have successfully completed this PMP Test-prep course but not passed the associated certification exam. Before being allowed to retake the course, you must provide an official copy of the exam result. You must retake the test-prep course within 365 days of the original start date of the course.
CAPM® exam — designed for entry-level PMs
The CAPM credential is designed for entry-level project managers. Historically, the credential has been valid for five years. During the fifth year, certified PMs have been required to retake and pass the exam again, which covered standard information as well as updates to the PMBOK® Guide. No PM education hours were required.
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All noncredit certificate programs are not credit-bearing and are not eligible for financial aid. All for-credit certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who quality.
Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Test-preparation courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. With the exception of teacher test-prep, our test-prep courses are not credit-bearing. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by employers and/or applicable licensing agencies.
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