Certified project director

  • The IPMA Level A project management certificate requires the candidate to have operated in a very complex project environment that has a strategic impact on the organization. Level A can be applied by persons who have the competencies to manage strategic projects and they can demonstrate this through the process of testing knowledge, skills, and abilities in practice.
  • In the last 12 years, the candidate must have at least five years of experience as a project manager in the responsible position of managing complex projects, of whichat least three years at the strategic level.

Certified Portfolio Director

  • The IPMA Level A Portfolio Management Certificate requires the candidate to have operated in a very complex portfolio environment that has a strategic impact on the profession, sector or multiple organizations.
  • In the last 12 years, the candidate must have at least five years of experience as a portfolio manager in the responsible position of managing very complex portfolios at the strategic level or at least four years of experience as a portfolio manager in the responsible position of managing very complex portfolios and at least three years of experience as a portfolio or program manager. The period of admissible evidence cannot be extended.

Application procedure

  • The candidate must submit to the e-mail cert@ipma.hr CV, certification application form, summary of the project report, self-assessment form, references, and management complexity assessment form.
  • After determining the admissibility of the application, the certification body invites the candidate to pay the certification fees or provide proof of the payment already made.
  • Upon confirmation of payment, the candidate is given the task of preparing a report on the example of a project determined by the certification body between the projects described in the summary of the report. The report must be prepared and submitted in e-form to the e-mail cert@ipma.hr within a maximum period of 120 calendar days from the date the task was issued.
  • The certification body will evaluate the report in which the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory evidence in 80% of the competence elements within the project/portfolio management domain according to ICB4, which are defined for strategic projects in a very complex environment. The certification step is concluded with a final interview.
  • After the interview, the certification body makes a final assessment and for a positive outcome the candidate is issued an IPMA level A certificate.

Documents that the candidate should study when applying for certification of competencies and issuance of IPMA certificates:

Documents submitted by candidates when applying for certification:

  • CV
  • Certification and recertification application form - includes all the necessary personal data so that the certification body can identify the candidate and process the data necessary for the applicant and make a decision on access to the certification process.
  • Self-assessment - a form by which the candidate conducts his/her own assessment of competencies in knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Summary of the project report - The report may have a maximum of 15 pages and contains:
    • organization (details of the company, industry, and types of projects, main objectives of the company, and the business unit in which the applicant works);
    • a one-page summary for each project with related timelines and phases and resources available;
    • the role of the applicant (organizational chart with established position, area of responsibility, review of project management procedures they use, relationship with internal and external stakeholders);
    • how the candidate led the project and how he/she meets the complexity criteria for the level for which he/she is applying.
  • Summary of the portfolio report - The report should be between 20 and 30 pages, with appendices to the report of 10 - 20 pages.:
    • organization (details of the company, industry, and types of projects, main objectives of the company, and the business unit in which the applicant works);
    • a one-page summary for each portfolio with related timelines and phases and available resources;
    • the role of the applicant (organizational chart with established position, area of responsibility, review of project management procedures they use, relationship with internal and external stakeholders);
    • how the candidate has managed the portfolio and how he/she meets the complexity criteria for the level for which he/she is applying.
  • References for verification - For Level A, the applicant should provide the names and contacts of at least two people to verify his/her eligibility in relation to the level and domain of certification which he/she is applying for.
  • Assessment of management complexity - the form is used by candidates and assessors to assess the complexity of project management and serves to qualify the experience. The form contains ten indicators of complexity. A full description of each indicator is included in all worksheets.

Documents that applicants fill out after the exam:

  • Feedback Form - The form is used to gather information on how satisfied candidates are with the certification process, in order to further improve it.
  • Complaint Form and Appeal Form - formal documents by which a candidate raises a particular issue or appeal procedure in relation to the result or circumstances with which he/she is dissatisfied, or thinks that they do not comply with IPMA or the certification body's regulations. More about these procedures is described in the Guidelines for Complaints and Appeals.
  1. The certification body guarantees equal conditions in accessing certification as well as equal conditions in applying for the certification procedure regardless of race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual preferences, nationality, ethnicity, any form of disability, or any other characteristic of the candidate.
  2. Applicants who wish to adapt the certification process in accordance to their incapacity caused by illness or disability, should apply for and demonstrate their desire and reasons for reasonable adjustment when submitting their application for certification or recertification. Reasons include evidence of disability or illness. The statement should also contain a proposal for a possible reasonable adjustment. The certification manager will decide which adjustment will be applied and inform the candidate and the assessors involved in the candidate certification process.
  3. The discount can only be realized on the basis of one category and discounts cannot be added or combined.
  4. Organizations, companies, and institutions that have signed an agreement with IPMA Croatia on the long-term implementation of IPMA certification and will bring long-term and multiple groups of employees for certification, can get an additional discount on the price in the amount of 5%.
  5. Based on the signed agreement, the authorized educational partners of IPMA Croatia may collect money from individuals or institutions for the implementation of certification, and are obliged to pay the collected money to the account of IPMA Croatia before the implementation of the certification procedure. All financial conditions related to educational partners are defined by a special agreement.
  6. Prices for students are valid only for full-time students of universities and polytechnics unless otherwise regulated in the agreement between IPMA Croatia and the university or polytechnic in question.
  7. The following parts of the certification process can be repeated: report preparation or written exam or interview. Reasons for repetition may be: a report that was not submitted within the set deadline, a negatively graded report, a negatively graded written exam, a negatively graded interview, or an unjustified failure to attend any of the listed parts of the certification process. The first repetition of each of the certification steps (preparation of a report, written exam, interview) is not charged extra.

  8. The certification process must be completed within 18 months from the date of acceptance of the application

Price (HRK)

Redovita cijena 13.554,00 HRK (1800 €) + PDV = 16.942,50 HRK (2250 €)

Cijena za članove IPMA Hrvatske 12.198,60 HRK (1620 €) + PDV = 15.248,25 HRK (2025 €)

Cijena recertifikacije 2.710,80 HRK (360 €) + PDV = 3.388,50 HRK (450 €)

*For groups of more than 10 candidates, upon request (info@ipma.hr), it is possible to obtain a discount of up to 20% on the regular price.

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Purpose of payment: Name Surname - certification according to IPMA 4-L-C (level)

  • The invoice must be settled by payment to the account of IPMA Croatia within 15 days from the date of issue of the invoice.