Preparation for Certification IPMA-D English

The International Project Management Association (IPMA – manages an international programme of certification in project management for individuals and businesses that conforms to norms of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Preparation for the IPMA Level D exam covers 28 knowledge areas in three areas: practical competences (13), personal behavioural skills (10) and contextual, issue-based skills linked to projects (5).

A personal time commitment is required before and after each meeting: in total, the course will comprise an estimated 20 hours of homework in addition to 16 hours of training. The certification process lasts about 8 to 9 weeks and covers the following:

  • Access to an e-learning platform (“Moodle”) 2 weeks before the first meeting and lasting 6 months (includes a database of over 600 training questions, available in French, English and German)
  • Three meetings (1 day in person + ½ day in person + ½ day online) spaced over 3 to 4 weeks
  • Registration for the exam will be done all together
  • The IPMA exam will take place 2 to 3 weeks after the last day of instruction


  • To demystify the IPMA D exam via 3 practice tests that will considerably increase the chance of achieving a passing grade
  • To decode IPMA jargon, identify key words, reframe the question in the context of the competence, and acquire the ability to respond better and more quickly
  • To analyse and assess the practice exams in real time; fun group workshops and activities on the four IPMA competences
  • To work autonomously, able to identify and complete on one’s own any lacking knowledge of the 28 IPMA competences using the Moodle platform



1 day plus two half-days of instruction plus about 20 hours of individual course work


Instructor Sigolène Bechetoille