Project Management Certificate

Approved for Veterans Benefits

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 (PMI) 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 core 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.

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.

For further information, call 703-257-6590.

Please note - There are still a few remaining courses in the Spring Project Management Certificate Program. If you'd like to register for one of them, click here: and look in the Announcements box for the Spring 2015 Courses link.

Required Courses:
Fundamentals of Project Management
Risk and Change Management - Offered at Annandale Campus this semester.
Developing and Managing a Dynamic Team - Offered at Annandale and Loudoun Campus this semester.
Defining and Measuring Organizational Processes
Project Management Communications
Project Quality Management - Offered at Annandale and Loudoun Campus this semester.