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Project Management (and similar) certifications
I was curious about the different certifications that exist in the world for Project Management and similar professions. Can you add or subtract to this?

1. PMP (Project Management Institute)
2. APMC (International Institute for Learning)
3. MPM (American Academy of Project Managers)
4. CPM (Intl. Association of Project & Program Mgmt.)
5. PRINCE2 Foundation (PRINCE2)
6. PRINCE2 Practitioner (PRINCE2)
7. MAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
8. FAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
9. Masters in Project Management from:
10. Certificate in Project Management from:
11. Certified Scrum Master (The Scrum Alliance)
12. Certified Scrum Product Owner (The Scrum Alliance)
13. Certified Scrum Developer (The Scrum Alliance)
14. Certified Scrum Professional (The Scrum Alliance)
15. Certified Projects Director (International Project Management Association)
16. Certified Senior Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
17. Certified Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
18. Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association)
19. Change Management Foundation (APMG-UK)
20. Change Management Practitioner (APMG-UK)
21. M_O_R Foundation (APMG-UK)
22. M_O_R Practitioner (APMG-UK)
23. MSP Foundation (APMG-UK)
24. MSP Practitioner (APMG-UK)
25. MSP Advanced Practitioner (APMG-UK)
26. P3O Foundation (APMG-UK)
27. EVP (AACE International)
28. PSP (AACE International)
29. CISSP ((ISC)2)
30. MCITP (Microsoft)
31. MCTS (Microsoft)
32. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (Microsoft)
33. Microsoft Specialist (MS) (Microsoft)
34. Quality Engineer Certification (The American Society for Quality)
35. New Product Development Professional (The Product Development and Management Association)
36. RegPM CPPM (Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
37. AgilePM (APMG-International)
38. Managing Benefits Practitioner (APMG-International)
39. Managing Benefits Foundation (APMG-International)
40. Professional Scrum Master (PSM) (Scrum.org)
41. Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) (Scrum.org)
42. Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) (Scrum.org)
43. Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) (Scrum.org)
44. Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) (Scrum.org)
45. Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) (Stanford University)
46. PRINCE2 Agile (PRINCE2)
47. Scrum Master Cerified (SMC) (SCRUMstudy)
48. Scrum Developer Certified (SDC) (SCRUMstudy)
49. Agile Expert Certified (AEC) (SCRUMstudy)
50. Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) (SCRUMstudy)
51. Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC) (SCRUMstudy)
52. Certified Green Project Manager (GPM) (GPM Global)
53. Certified Green Project Manager Level b (GPM-b) (GPM Global)
54. Certified Green Project Manager Level m (GPM-m) (GPM Global)
55. Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) (Association of Change Management Professionals)
56. ITIL Foundation Level (Axelos)
57. ITIL Intermediate Level (Axelos)
58. ITIL Expert Level (Axelos)
59. ITIL Master Level (Axelos)
60. P3O Practitioner (Axelos)
61. PRINCE2 Agile (Axelos)
62. SAFe 4.0 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) (Scaled Agile)
63. SAFe 4.0 SA Certification (Scaled Agile)
64. SAFe 4.0 SASM Certification (Scaled Agile)
65. SAFe 4.0 SP Certification (Scaled Agile)
66. SAFe 4.0 PMPO Certification (Scaled Agile)
67. Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) (IIBA)
68. Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (IIBA)
69. Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) (IIBA)
70. Certified Business Analysis Thought Leader (CBATL) (IIBA)
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Nov 25, 2019 7:43 PM
Replying to David Maynard
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I've got maintenance to do! Sorry for the delays.

Right now, I'm in a cheap hotel room with noisy heater (cold outside), Odd WiFi and a teeny keyboard (a Surface). When I get home, I'll update and (...let the lightning bolts strike) attempt some sort of HIGH LEVEL grading.
You can get decent Bluetooth travel keyboards. I never leave home without mine when travelling with my Surface. (It folds neatly in two.)
Nov 25, 2019 7:43 PM
Replying to David Maynard
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I've got maintenance to do! Sorry for the delays.

Right now, I'm in a cheap hotel room with noisy heater (cold outside), Odd WiFi and a teeny keyboard (a Surface). When I get home, I'll update and (...let the lightning bolts strike) attempt some sort of HIGH LEVEL grading.
David

Stay warm and safe :-)

I worked with Heather in the past period on updating the list of certifications on pm.com - Take a look at the list again.

Besides that,, there is:

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO III)

There is also an organization called International Organization of project Managers (IAPM) and they provide various certifications. I am a certified trainer with them. Take a ook at their website.

Off the top of my head there is also Lean Six Sigma (All Belts).

Certifications are endless these days :D
That is a lot to learn. Never heard of them before. Exhaustive list with lot of information. Thanks
This list is growing and growing... thank you for putting that together.
There is also the International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) https://www.iapm.net that provides the following:

CertifiedJunior Project Manager (IAPM)
Certified Project Manager (IAPM)
Certified Senior Project Manager (IAPM)
Certified Junior Agile Project Manager (IAPM),
Certified Agile Project Manager (IAPM)
Certified Senior Agile Project Manager (IAPM)
Certified Project Management Trainer (IAPM)
Certified International Project Manager (IAPM)
Hi David: Wow! This is an impressive list. It's kind of crazy that there are that many certifications!
An updated version (sorry it took so long...)

1 Advanced Change Practitioner Certification (Prosci)
2 Advanced Deployment Leader Certification (Prosci)
3 Advanced Instructor Certification (Prosci)
4 Agile Expert Certified (AEC) (SCRUMstudy)
5 AgilePM (APMG-International)
6 APMC (International Institute for Learning)
7 Certificate in Project Management from:
8 Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (IIBA)
9 Certified Associate in Project Management
10 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
11 Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) (IIBA)
12 Certified Business Analysis Thought Leader (CBATL) (IIBA)
13 Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) (Association of Change Management Professionals)
14 Certified Green Project Manager (GPM) (GPM Global)
15 Certified Green Project Manager Level b (GPM-b) (GPM Global)
16 Certified Green Project Manager Level m (GPM-m) (GPM Global)
17 Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association)
18 Certified Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
19 Certified Projects Director (International Project Management Association)
20 Certified Scrum Developer (The Scrum Alliance)
21 Certified Scrum Master (The Scrum Alliance)
22 Certified Scrum Product Owner (The Scrum Alliance)
23 Certified Scrum Professional (The Scrum Alliance)
24 Certified Senior Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
25 Change Management Certification (Prosci)
26 Change Management Foundation (APMG-UK)
27 Change Management Practitioner (APMG-UK)
28 CISSP ((ISC)2)
29 CPM (Intl. Association of Project & Program Mgmt.)
30 Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) (IIBA)
31 EVP (AACE International)
32 Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC) (SCRUMstudy)
33 FAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
34 ITIL Expert Level (Axelos)
35 ITIL Foundation Level (Axelos)
36 ITIL Intermediate Level (Axelos)
37 M_O_R Foundation (APMG-UK)
38 M_O_R Practitioner (APMG-UK)
39 Managing Benefits Foundation (APMG-International)
40 Managing Benefits Practitioner (APMG-International)
41 MAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
42 Masters in Project Management from:
43 MCITP (Microsoft)
44 MCTS (Microsoft)
45 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (Microsoft)
46 Microsoft Specialist (MS) (Microsoft)
47 MPM (American Academy of Project Managers)
48 MSP Advanced Practitioner (APMG-UK)
49 MSP Foundation (APMG-UK)
50 MSP Practitioner (APMG-UK)
51 New Product Development Professional (The Product Development and Management Association)
52 P3O Foundation (APMG-UK)
53 P3O Practitioner (Axelos)
54 PMI Project Management Institute; Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
55 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
56 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
57 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
58 PMI Project Management Institute; Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
59 PMI Project Management Institute; Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
60 PMI Project Management Institute; Project Management Professional (PMP®)
61 PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
62 PRINCE2 Agile (PRINCE2)
63 PRINCE2 Foundation (PRINCE2)
64 Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) (Scrum.org)
65 Professional Scrum Master (PSM) (Scrum.org)
66 Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) (Scrum.org)
67 Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) (Scrum.org)
68 Program Management Professional (PgMP®)
69 Project Management Professional (PMP®)
70 PSP (AACE International)
71 Quality Engineer Certification (The American Society for Quality)
72 RegPM CPPM (Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
73 SAFe 4.0 PMPO Certification (Scaled Agile)
74 SAFe 4.0 SA Certification (Scaled Agile)
75 SAFe 4.0 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) (Scaled Agile)
76 SAFe 4.0 SASM Certification (Scaled Agile)
77 SAFe 4.0 SP Certification (Scaled Agile)
78 Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) (Scrum.org)
79 Scrum Developer Certified (SDC) (SCRUMstudy)
80 Scrum Master Cerified (SMC) (SCRUMstudy)
81 Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) (SCRUMstudy)
82 SixSigma black belt 
83 Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) (Stanford University)
84 TIL Master Level (Axelos)
You could add ChPP by APM-UK, which is to my knowledge the only PM certification that is recognized and authorized by a national government, leading to a national register like in other mature professions. Maybe the Italian UNI standard is a similarly recognized national PM certification, I am not sure.

Also you may include the 6 certifications offered by DA - Digital Agile, which has been acquired by PMI last year.

And Paul Giammalvo has published a research paper comparing about 30 PM certifications.
Jan 15, 2017 8:27 PM
Replying to Don Kim
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The statement "lots of money to be made / spent in the market" is exactly the point. It is mainly about that purpose and nothing more. Don't get me wrong, I've done well because of this trend, but am getting sick of it all. I actually was told by someone that they felt they couldn't be a project manager because they didn't have a PMP certificate. This is as absurd as saying "I can't start a business, because I don't have an MBA"! But don't get me started on clueless MBAs...
Don,
agree with MBA, it is not a professional certificate!

But think about other professions like doctors, lawyers, that are also licensed, project management should become one of these eventually, and in UK it is thru the ChPP.
1 Advanced Change Practitioner Certification (Prosci)
2 Advanced Deployment Leader Certification (Prosci)
3 Advanced Instructor Certification (Prosci)
4 Agile Expert Certified (AEC) (SCRUMstudy)
5 AgilePM (APMG-International)
6 APMC (International Institute for Learning)
7 Certificate in Project Management from:
8 Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (IIBA)
9 Certified Associate in Project Management
10 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
11 Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) (IIBA)
12 Certified Business Analysis Thought Leader (CBATL) (IIBA)
13 Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) (Association of Change Management Professionals)
14 Certified Green Project Manager (GPM) (GPM Global)
15 Certified Green Project Manager Level b (GPM-b) (GPM Global)
16 Certified Green Project Manager Level m (GPM-m) (GPM Global)
17 Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association)
18 Certified Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
19 Certified Projects Director (International Project Management Association)
20 Certified Scrum Developer (The Scrum Alliance)
21 Certified Scrum Master (The Scrum Alliance)
22 Certified Scrum Product Owner (The Scrum Alliance)
23 Certified Scrum Professional (The Scrum Alliance)
24 Certified Senior Project Manager (International Project Management Association)
25 Change Management Certification (Prosci)
26 Change Management Foundation (APMG-UK)
27 Change Management Practitioner (APMG-UK)
28 CISSP (ISC)2)
29 CPM (Intl. Association of Project & Program Mgmt.)
30 Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) (IIBA)
31 EVP (AACE International)
32 Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC) (SCRUMstudy)
33 FAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
34 ITIL Expert Level (Axelos)
35 ITIL Foundation Level (Axelos)
36 ITIL Intermediate Level (Axelos)
37 M_O_R Foundation (APMG-UK)
38 M_O_R Practitioner (APMG-UK)
39 Managing Benefits Foundation (APMG-International)
40 Managing Benefits Practitioner (APMG-International)
41 MAPM (Association for Project Management (UK))
42 Masters in Project Management from:
43 MCITP (Microsoft)
44 MCTS (Microsoft)
45 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (Microsoft)
46 Microsoft Specialist (MS) (Microsoft)
47 MPM (American Academy of Project Managers)
48 MSP Advanced Practitioner (APMG-UK)
49 MSP Foundation (APMG-UK)
50 MSP Practitioner (APMG-UK)
51 New Product Development Professional (The Product Development and Management Association)
52 P3O Foundation (APMG-UK)
53 P3O Practitioner (Axelos)
54 PMI Project Management Institute; Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
55 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
56 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
57 PMI Project Management Institute; PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
58 PMI Project Management Institute; Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
59 PMI Project Management Institute; Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
60 PMI Project Management Institute; Project Management Professional (PMP®)
61 PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
62 PRINCE2 Agile (PRINCE2)
63 PRINCE2 Foundation (PRINCE2)
64 Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) (Scrum.org)
65 Professional Scrum Master (PSM) (Scrum.org)
66 Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I) (Scrum.org)
67 Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) (Scrum.org)
68 Program Management Professional (PgMP®)
69 Project Management Professional (PMP®)
70 PSP (AACE International)
71 Quality Engineer Certification (The American Society for Quality)
72 RegPM CPPM (Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
73 SAFe 4.0 PMPO Certification (Scaled Agile)
74 SAFe 4.0 SA Certification (Scaled Agile)
75 SAFe 4.0 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) (Scaled Agile)
76 SAFe 4.0 SP Certification (Scaled Agile)
77 Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) (Scrum.org)
78 Scrum Developer Certified (SDC) (SCRUMstudy)
79 Scrum Master Cerified (SMC) (SCRUMstudy)
80 Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC) (SCRUMstudy)
81 Six Sigma black belt 
82 Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM) (Stanford University)
83 TIL Master Level (Axelos)
84 IPMA® Level A (The highest level)
85 IPMA® Level B (For experienced project managers)
86 IPMA® Level C (Project Management Leader)
87 IPMA® Level D (Knows how Project Management Works)
88 IPMA® GPM (Basic certificate)
89 Zusatzzertifikat hybrid+ GPM (Hybrid Additional Certificate + GPM)
90 FAST Agile
91 FDD (Feature Driven Development - ProductPLan
92 Kanban
93 Lean
94 Scrum
95 XP
96 ACI Application Centric Infrastructure - Cisco
97 Certified Agile Associate
98 Certified Scrum Associate
99 Accredited Agile Practitioner
100 Accredited Scrum Master
101 Accredited Product Owner
102 Accredited Scaled Agile Practitioner
103 Kanban
104 Scrum Alliance Kanban Practitioner
105 ACI Accredited Kanban Practitioner
106 Lean
107 Lean Bronze
108 Lean Silver
109 Lean Gold
110 ACI Accredited Lean Software Development Practitioner
111 FDD
112 Certified FDD Aware
113 Certified FDD Associate
114 Certified FDD Practitioner
115 Certified FDD Project Manager
116 Certified FDD Consultant
117 Disciplined Agile
118 Disciplined Agilist
119 Certified Disciplined Agilist
120 Certified Disciplined Agilist Practitioner
121 Certified Disciplined Agilist Coach
122 Certified Disciplined Agilist Instructor
123 SAFe
124 SAFe Agilist
125 SAFe Practitioner
126 SAFe Program Consultant
127 SAFe Program Consultant Trainer
128 SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner
129 APMG International (DSDM)
130 Agile Programme Management
131 Agile Project Management
132 Certified Agile Leader


I haven't added the ChPP or looked at Paul Giammalvo work yet.

With more data, I could compare the features of these and see what was common or different. Perhaps that getting into dangerous waters though....
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