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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, working toward a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or enhancing your project management skills, our programs can help you progress along the career 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 Undergraduate and Graduate Project Management certificate programs. The certificates are aligned with the standards of PMI and may be completed in as few as six to eight months. If you’re working on a degree, consider our stackable certificate program, which enables you to earn a PM certificate along the way. It’s a valued credential that can help demonstrate your expertise to employers before graduation.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (Noncredit)
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Methodology is designed to solve complex business problems through the use of continuous improvement tools of the DMAIC model. This noncredit certificate program will present the five elements of this model — Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control — and conclude in a final exam based on this material. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to transition to BMGI Consulting, an international Six Sigma Consulting firm, to complete the Green Belt Certification process.
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. We recommend coupling this test-prep course with our Project Management Certificate Program (Noncredit) to best prepare for PMP certification.
Professional development courses
Deepen your knowledge of project management methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, Prince2® and Waterfall with our convenient, instructor-led online courses. These noncredit courses award PDUs that may help you satisfy recertification requirements of PMI.
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Why earn Project Management certificates from University of Phoenix?
University of Phoenix has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), University of Phoenix meets PMI-established quality assurance criteria and our project management courses are approved by PMI to award PDUs upon successful completion.
Our PM certificate programs are designed for current and aspiring project managers looking for an introduction to the methodology and effective practice of project management. They’re ideal for those interested in earning either a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) designation or Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, granted by PMI, as well as those working toward Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
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 project managers who want to build on their knowledge and develop skills to successfully manage projects. If you’re working toward a degree, you may be interested in our stackable certificate program, which enables you to earn a certificate along the way. This valued credential can help demonstrate your expertise before graduation.
Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
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 can also help you earn PDUs that may apply to PMI recertification requirements.
Why earn a noncredit Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from University of Phoenix?
Completing our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate program is the first step toward securing your LSS Green Belt certification. This program features:
- Training materials and assessments designed by a leader in Six Sigma training.
- Content aligned with the International Standards of Lean Six Sigma (ISLSSS).
- Exams that validate your knowledge and, when passed, allow you to transition to BMGISM to complete the certification process.
Why take our noncredit professional development courses?
Our instructor-led online courses align with 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.
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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.
To help you decide which certificate is best for you, download our Certificate Comparison Chart.
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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 professionals looking to learn Six Sigma concepts (designed to improve business processes) apply Lean practices (that focus on eliminating waste), this ten-week program explores the DMAIC model based on:
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to transition to BMGI Consulting, an international Six Sigma Consulting firm, to complete the Green Belt Certification process. Tuition is $2,000, and 9 CEUs are awarded upon completion.
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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To help you navigate our noncredit PM offerings, download our PM Reference Guide.
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To help you pursue industry-recognized PM certifications, such as PMP/CAPM and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, we’ve compiled the following tips and guidelines.
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 in the field by learning 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.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification is designed for those starting out in the field of project management.
Although University of Phoenix does not offer these certifications, here are some important things to know about getting these Project Management Institute (PMI®) certifications.
To sit for the PMP test, PMI requires one of the following:
- A four-year degree and at least three years of PM experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of PM education
- A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or global equivalent) and at least five years of PM experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of PM education
Your project management experience must span all phases of the project life cycle — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
The PMP certification is valid for three years. Recertification requires 60 hours of PDUs. Our noncredit courses can help you satisfy this requirement.
Entry-level project managers seeking CAPM certification need a secondary degree, at least 1,000 of PM experience and 23 hours of PM education to sit for the exam.
The CAPM credential is valid for five years. During the fifth year, certified PMs are required to retake and pass the exam again, which covers standard information as well as updates to the PMBOK® Guide. No PDUs are required.
For more information on eligibility, see the PMP Handbook.
Preparing for PMP/CAPM
You’ll need the relevant skills, education and experience to be eligible to take the certification exam. In addition, our project management certificates and Project Management Professional Test-Prep course can help you gain the body of knowledge needed to sit for the exam.
Our Project Management Professional Test-prep course 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
If you plan to take the CAPM exam, our Project Management Fundamentals can also help you prepare.
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. To pass, candidates had to score 106 correct answers out of 175.
To get more information about applying for and scheduling an exam, visit PMI.org.
PMP Test-Prep Retake Policy
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.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program (Noncredit) presents the knowledge and skills needed to implement the Lean Six Sigma Methodology and the tests necessary to demonstrate that knowledge. Students who successfully complete the program can transition to BMGI, an international Six Sigma consulting firm, to complete the Green Belt certification process.
Learn more about BMGI’s LSS Green Belt certification.
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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 already 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.
Need to know the time commitment?
- 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.
To help you decide which Project Management certificate is best for you, download our Certificate Comparison Chart.
Seeking Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification?
- Our noncredit LSS certificate program is aligned to industry standards. Students who successfully complete the program can transition to BMGI, an international Six Sigma consulting firm, to complete the Green Belt certification process.
PMI certification is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates a predefined level of experience, education and competency in the field of project management. Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications 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. 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 meets the PMI-established quality assurance criteria.
Lean and Six Sigma are two different approaches to process improvement. Lean streamlines processes and Six Sigma eliminates waste. Created originally for the manufacturing industry, the two have been combined and adopted by many other industries.
In our noncredit certificate program, you will learn how to apply the Lean Six Sigma Methodology to improve productivity, decrease costs, eliminate waste and errors and, ultimately, improve an organization’s effectiveness.
The International Association Six Sigma Certification is an independent organization that reinforces the standards set forth by the International Standard of Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS). IASSC organizes bodies of knowledge defined by thousands of companies — from production and manufacturing to service and transactional sectors — into the “Generally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge,” to which our certification exam is aligned.
Students who successfully complete our noncredit Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program can transition to BMGI, an international Six Sigma consulting firm, to complete the Green Belt certification process.
- Project Management Institute
- International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC)
- International Standard of Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
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