Advanced Project Management Certificate

Program Overview

According to the US based PM Network (January 2015) Project Management will continue a decade-long trajectory of growth. From 2010 to 2020, as the profession grows by over US$6.6 trillion, the global economy will produce 15.7 million new project management roles. Canada is named in the top three places for this growth. The Advanced Certificate in Project Management can help you capitalize on this opportunity by strengthening your career options and opening new doors.

The Advanced Project Management Certificate curriculum will provide you with essential tools, frameworks and models to integrate strategy and plans for a strong execution of any project. It includes case studies, simulations, practical application, engaging learning opportunities and a chance to network face-to-face with others in the field.

The certificate’s curriculum is consistent with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and prepares participants with the job competencies, knowledge and skills needed to excel as project managers.


Who Should Enroll?

This certificate is aimed at working professionals who crave advanced instruction in a subject area but don’t have time for a full graduate program. It is designed for project team members and project managers interested in pursuing a project management career, anyone who must manage projects, and anyone interested in project management work.

The program consists of eight highly interactive courses that lead to a university-level certificate in project management. Participants need to complete the core courses and 3 elective courses from uOttawa PDI's Advanced Project Management curriculum. The requirements of the certificate must usually be fulfilled within 5 years of initial registration to the program.

By taking the selection of courses required for the certificate, you can build the knowledge and develop the skills you need for career advancement in today’s workplace. A professional certificate may be right for you if any of the following are true:

  • You want to build skills in project management that can be applied to your field of interest
  • You need a flexible path toward a professional development credential
  • You value the connections and networking opportunities that come from in-class sessions with other focused professionals.


Topics / Key Outcomes

This certificate grants you the professional credential of the University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute’s Advanced Project Manager Certificate (APMC) which may be used on business cards and resumes. This program can provide PDUs / contact hours towards attaining or maintaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation. Participants must submit the request to PMI via the Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS).


Certificate Requirements

Prerequisite: You must have taken the Institute's Comprehensive Project Management Basics course, or equivalent, within the past 3 years.


Will I received professional development units?
This certificate can provide PDUs / contact hours towards attaining or maintaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation. Participants must submit the request to PMI via the Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS).

Professional Development Units are allocated according to the number of training hours completed by the student and may be granted by increments of 0.25 PDU for each 15 minutes of training. A participation certificate will be given to students who attend a minimum of 75% of the course.

How much does it cost?
You register and pay for each course individually. There is no additional charge for the certificate.

How long will the program take?
You have five years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate program. Provided you complete all courses within five years, you can pace your learning as you wish.

Is there a final exam?
No. However, participants must fully attend all courses of the program in order to obtain the certificate.

Are there any admission requirements?
No. Enrollment is open to everyone.

How do I register for the program?
Begin by registering for any of the courses that make up the program. You will be asked for proof of completion of the required courses, so make sure you keep your certificates from each course. If you have any questions before beginning or as you progress through the program, contact the office at 613-562-5802