R – Required | C – On request of the Candidate |O – Optional (to be decided by PMA Cert) | – Not Applicable and shall not be requested
For the candidate to be awarded an IPMA certificate, they shall have successfully completed each of the assessment steps within 18 months from the date of acceptance of their application.
Candidate failure on initial certification
Candidates are permitted to retake the specified parts of the assessment once if they are unsuccessful in their first attempt within the scope of the same application for which additional administration fee will have to be paid for re-taking a specific element. If they fail to pass the step in their second attempt, the final evaluation will be ‘not yet competent’.
The IPMA Individual Competence Baseline (ICB Ver 4) is the standard for certification and is used for the assessment of candidates by PMA Cert. The IPMA ICB has 29 Competence Elements (CEs), each of which has a number of Key Competence Indicators (KCIs).