Project Management Certification: Finding The Right Track For You
Watermark Learning provides the critical training and related resources to ensure you and your organization receive the full benefits of certification and credentialing, including:
- Demonstration of a professional level of project management capabilities in principle and practice
- Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
- Increased confidence by employers when hiring project managers
There are two types of certifications available to Project Managers: Industry Credentials, which are primarily knowledge-based, and Academic Certification, which is a blend of skills training and theory.
Which track is right for you?
|Industry Credentials||Academic Certification|
|Name:||PMP®, CAPM®||Masters Certificate and Associate Certificate in Project Management|
|Awarded by||Project Management Institute||Watermark Learning/Auburn University|
|Experience Needed, PMP||
A PMP candidate with a four-year college degree must
have at least three years of project management experience, including 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of formal,
project management-related education.
A PMP candidate without a four-year degree must have at least five years of project management experience, including 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of formal, project management-related education.
For more details, visit the PMI® Website.
|No previous experience required.|
|Experience Needed, CAPM||A CAPM candidate needs 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team, or 23 hours of project management education. For more details, visit the PMI Website.||No previous experience required.|
|Steps to Credential||Application process and a 4-hour, 200-question exam||Successful completion of 5 required courses and 1 elective course.|
|Best For||Experienced PMs looking to demonstrate their experience and competence in the field of project management.||Anyone, with any level of experience, interested in making project management their career or seeking to broaden their knowledge or experience in the discipline of project management.||Learn More||Associate Masters|
Why choose Watermark Learning?
Unlike other training companies and academic establishments, business analysis, project management, and business process management is our only focus. Our instructors are PMP and CBAP® certified and use real-world examples and proven techniques to make your time spent in class immediately relevant and applicable on the job. Watermark Learning is a PMI Registered Education Provider and stays very involved with PMI to keep up-to-date on issues affecting the profession. Having contributed to the PMBOK® Guide, we provide our students with unique insights. Our students tell us again and again how happy they are with their experience at Watermark Learning, and we think you will be too!