Why IPMA is for you?

IPMA is a federation of about 70 Member Associations (MAs). Our MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.
Our MAs develop Project Management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with and developing relationships with professionals, corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organisations and consulting companies.
Aiding the development of the Project Management competences is a comprehensive portfolio of products and services.
IPMA has spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and North and South America. The demand for our products and services and the number of our Member Associations is steadily growing. Through IPMA, project management practitioners from all cultures and all parts of the world can network, share ideas, and move our practice and our stakeholders forward through effective collaboration and cooperation.
Is there an MA present in your country? Click here to find out more!

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Get recognised with IPMA

How can I get globally recognised with IPMA Certification?

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Get engaged with IPMA

What are the ways I can get globally engaged with IPMA?

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Improve with IPMA

How can I constantly improve my professional development?

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Get involved with IPMA

When and where I can get involved with IPMA events and experiences?

Upcoming Events

IPMA National (MA) Events
THE NEW PM FORUM – People. Methods. Solutions.

Attracting project management experts and professionals from various fields and industries, the New PM Forum is the place to be for networking, sharing ideas and improving your project management skills.

15/06/2023 – 16/06/2023
IPMA National (MA) Events
Diplomado Preparación para la Certificación Internacional en Dirección de Proyectos

Preparación para la certificación internacional en dirección de proyectos

16/06/2023 – 16/10/2023
IPMA National (MA) Events

The training aims at offering the main and significant information and to develop capacity in learners so as to properly understand the granting scheme of the available EU programs.

20/06/2023 – 26/06/2023

IPMA latest blog posts

Learn more 07.06.2023
The IPMA International Project Management Championship iPMC’23: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The Italian team won the 1st place in the IPMC 2023 Final held at the UPV! The Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) hosted this event, in which 48 students from 12 teams participated.

Learn more 12.05.2023
The First IPMA REG Programme in the People’s Republic of China

The Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), an international joint-venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the UK approved by China’s Ministry of Education became the first IPMA REG Partner in China.

Learn more 11.05.2023
Collaboration agreement signed with ZTE

IPMA has signed a collaboration agreement with ZTE – a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company based in Shenzhen, China.

Learn more 03.05.2023
New collaboration agreement signed in China

IPMA has recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Aihua International Education technology Group, the leader in the Chinese higher vocational education and continuing education market.

Our Member Associations (MA)

IPMA is a Federation of the leading Project Management associations in each nation, our Member Associations are the primary point of contact and IPMA services delivery solution for most practitioners. IPMA is available in most European countries, because that is where we started. And, we celebrate our presence in Asia and the Americas, where we are seeing tremendous growth and demand. See our MA down below.

They trusted us

  • Wilson Guilherme R. da Silva

    Gerente Executivo, PETROBRAS/TRANSPETRO, Brazil

    “Porque a certificação IPMA 4L é a que melhor endereça o equilíbrio entre experiência e conhecimento profissional.”

  • Jose Reyes

    Program Manager Airports, COPA Airlines, Panama

    “Considero el Sistema 4LC de IPMA como la vía que puede un profesional utilizar para establecer un plan de desarrollo que homologe sus competencias con las mejores prácticas.”

  • Antonio Ramón Albert

    Project Manager, Diez Torrijos Desarrollo y Gestión de Proyectos 10t, Spain

    “Para obtener la certificación como Project Manager, de modo que se refleje, por un organismo internacional, la cualificación para el trabajo que habitualmente desarrollamos.”

  • Oscar Arturo Cruz Torres

    Director PMO, INNOVAGRO, Mexico

    “En lo personal el uso de competencias blandas es algo basico con lo que debe de contar un buen PM, IPMA da un claro ejemplo de lo que debe de hacer un PM en determinadas situaciones reales.”

  • Mats Soderlund

    Managing Director / Vice President, Finland

    “IPMA certifiering erbjuder en bred och konkret helhet för projektledning.”

  • Adrian Benito Rios

    Gerente de Oficina de Proyectos e Instalaciones, Thales, Spain

    “Thales, Empresa en la que trabajo, decidió comenzar un proceso en el que se certificara el nivel de competencias en cuanto a Gestión de Proyectos de todas las personas involucradas en dicho área.”

  • Timo Lehtimäki

    Consultant, Konsultointi Lehtimäki, Finland

    “Hain arvioijaksi oppiakseni Project Excellence mallin perinpohjin sekä päästäkseni jakamaan aiheesta ajatuksia kollegoiden kanssa eri toimialoilta ja eri maista.”

  • Alberto Fuentes

    Consultant, IPMA Mexico, Mexico

    “I applied for certification based on the international reputation of the certification on the project management field.”

IPMA Standards

IPMA has defined worldwide standards for competences in the domains of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management:
IPMA ICB® – for individuals
IPMA PEB® – for projects
IPMA OCB®for organisations
ICB4CCT®  – for coaches, consultants and trainers
ICB4 in an Agile World® – for agile leaders

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IPMA Global Awards

Managing projects often means dealing with ever-increasing complexity and volatility. Project managers and their teams are required to give their best to achieve the desired outcomes for stakeholders, organisations or society. Are these achievements recognised enough? In IPMA Awards they are!
On a yearly basis, IPMA celebrates outstanding project management achievements by nominating and recognising individuals and projects.

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