IPMA 4 Level Certification (4 LC)

IPMA’s 4 Level Certification System in Project Management is a Globally recognized Certification, uniquely designed to cover a Complete Career Path of a project professional.

 

There are 4 levels in the IPMA 4 LC System, Levels A, B, C and D, and every step of the 4 Level Competence stair incorporates adequate development in self-knowledge and verified competence.

 

Worldwide, the IPMA certifications are based on the global competence standard ICB. This standard is defined by the IPMA and describes the competences that project, programme and portfolio managers should possess. IPMA’s Individual Competence Baseline (ICB 4) is the latest global standard that identifies and defines 29 PM Competences in the 3 Areas –  Perspective, People and Practice.

Within the IPMA 4 Level Certification, the ICB 4 serves as the baseline for assessments.

The IPMA level definitions are constructed against the following core criteria:

Level A is constructed in terms of the leadership of others in very complex projects throughout the life cycle at a strategic level. This also applies to portfolio and program management roles and life cycles (where applicable).

 

Level B is constructed in terms of the leadership of others in complex projects throughout the life cycle. This also applies to portfolio and programme management roles and life cycles (where applicable).

 

Level C is constructed in terms of the management of others in projects of moderate complexity throughout the life cycle through the application of knowledge/theory across all relevant competences.

 

Level D is constructed in terms of knowledge across all relevant competences only.

Domain → Project Programme Portfolio
Level A Certified Project Director Certified Programme Director Certified Portfolio Director
Level B Certified Senior Project Manager Certified Senior Programme Manager Certified Senior Portfolio Manager
Level C Certified Project Manager
Level D Certified Project Management Associate