Certified project management associate

  • The IPMA level D certificate for project management certifies that the certificate holder has extensive knowledge in the field of project management and that he/she can work in a project team. Level D can be applied for by either young people with knowledge but no formal experience in project management or people with experience and knowledge in project management working in a project team.

Application procedure

The IPMA ICR4 document regulates the IPMA certification procedure.

  • The candidate should send to cert@ipma.hr a CV, a certification application form, and a self-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.
  • After making the payment, the candidate takes a written exam in which he/she must demonstrate knowledge of 80% of the elements of competencies within the project management domain, defined in the IPMA ICB4 document.
  • After passing the exam, the candidate is issued an IPMA level D 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 - which includes all the necessary personal data so that the certification body can identify the candidate and process the data required 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.

Documents that applicants fill out after the exam:

Feedback Form - the form is used to collect information on how candidates are satisfied with the certification process, to further improve it.

Complaint Form and Appeal Form - formal documents by which a candidate raises a particular issue or appeal procedure about theresult 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 are described in 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 forand demonstrate their desire and reasons for reasonable adjustmentadaptation when submitting their application for certification or recertification. Evidence includes 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. In case the candidate does not pass the certification and if the application is repeated within one year from the first application, the certification procedure does not need to be paid again.
  5. 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%.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The certification process must be completed within 18 months from the date of acceptance of the application

Price (HRK)

Regular price 595€ + PDV = 743,75€

Price for members of IPMA Croatia 535,50€ + PDV = 669,38€

Cijena za studente 357€ + PDV = 446,25€

Recertification price 90€ + PDV = 112,50€

*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.



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.