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Project Management Certificate Program

The Project Management Certificate Program provides you with skills you can apply immediately, helping your organization meet both internal and external challenges.  These courses use the vocabulary and methodology of the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® version 5, 2012). You’ll learn about the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. The courses offered cover these processes by addressing in detail the following project management Knowledge Areas: planning and managing integration, scope, time, cost, risk, human resources, and communications.

To earn the program certificate, you must successfully complete all six required courses and pass a short exam.  Individual certificates of completion will be given for each course in the program. You must attend 90% of the class hours for each course in order to receive a certificate, in addition to completing any other requirements set by the instructor.

The Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for the Project Management Certificate courses fully satisfy the educational requirements you need to apply for the PMP or CAPM Exam from PMI, however they aren’t sufficient preparation for those exams. We recommend that you also take an exam preparation course. For those who already have earned a PMP, courses in this program can be used to earn PDUs for PMP recertification. The classes offered by NOVA fall under PMI’s Category B designation.

All courses may not be offered every semester. For further information, call 703-323-3168.

Required Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management -OR- Fundamentals of Project Management with MS Project
  • Project Quality Management
  • Risk & Change Management
  • Project Management Communications
  • Defining & Measuring Organizational Processes
  • Developing & Managing a Dynamic Team

For the Accelerated PMP & CAPM Exam Prep course, please go to the Business & Management section.

Courses offered in Fall 2014:


Project Management courses are also offered at the following Workforce Development locations: