Certificate in Advanced Project Management

According to the US based PM Network (January 2015) Project Management will continue a decade-long trajectory of growth. From 2010 to 2020, as the profession grows by over US$6.6 trillion, the global economy will produce 15.7 million new project management roles. Canada is named in the top three places for this growth. The Advanced Project Management Certificate can help you capitalize on this opportunity by strengthening your career options and opening new doors.

The Certificate in Advanced Project Management curriculum will provide you with essential tools, frameworks and models to integrate strategy and plans for a strong execution of any project. It includes case studies, simulations, practical application, engaging learning opportunities and a chance to network face-to-face with others in the field.

The certificate’s curriculum is consistent with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and prepares participants with the job competencies, knowledge and skills needed to excel as project managers.

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Who should enrol?

This certificate is aimed at working professionals who crave advanced instruction in a subject area but don’t have time for a full graduate program. It is designed for project team members and project managers interested in pursuing a project management career, anyone who must manage projects, and anyone interested in project management work.

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Core Courses:
Elective Courses:

Prerequisite: You must have taken the Centre for Continuing Education's Comprehensive Project Management Basics course, or equivalent, within the past 3 years.

The program consists of eight highly interactive workshops that lead to a university-level certificate in project management. Participants need to complete 5 required and 3 elective courses from the Centre for Continuing Education Advanced Project Management curriculum. The requirements of the certificate must usually be fulfilled within 5 years of initial registration to the program.

By taking the selection of courses required for the certificate, you can build the knowledge and develop the skills you need for career advancement in today’s workplace. A professional certificate may be right for you if any of the following are true:

  • You want to build skills in project management that can be applied to your field of interest
  • You need a flexible path toward a professional development credential
  • You value the connections and networking opportunities that come from in-class sessions with other focused professionals.

This certificate grants you the professional credential of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education’s Advanced Project Manager Certificate (APMC) which may be used on business cards and resumes. Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for each course taken to gain or maintain your certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Will I received professional development units?

The University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education is a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider and has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs)® for all of its project management training courses.

Professional Development Units are allocated according to the number of training hours completed by the student and may be granted by increments of 0.25 PDU for each 15 minutes of training. The Advanced Project Management Certificate will be given to students who attend a minimum of 90% of all required and elective courses.

How much does it cost?
You register and pay for each workshop individually. There is no additional charge for the certificate.

How long will the program take?
You have five years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate program. Provided you complete all courses within five years, you can pace your learning as you wish.

Is there a final exam?
No. However, participants must fully attend all courses of the program in order to obtain the certificate.

Are there any admission requirements?
No. Enrollment is open to everyone.

How do I register for the program?
Begin by registering for any of the courses that make up the program. You will be asked for proof of completion of the required courses, so make sure you keep your certificates from each course. If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the program, contact the office at 613-562-5802

Need help?

If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the certificate, please don't hesitate to contact the Centre for Continuing Education by email at continue@uottawa.ca or by phone at 613-562-5802

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Project Management Institute

The University of Ottawa is proud to be a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute.

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