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Project Managers can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology, and in any location!

Join one of the fastest growing and most demanded professions spanning all sizes and types of organizations in the global marketplace. According to the PMI® (2017) Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027 study, demand for project managers is expected to grow by 33%, or nearly 22 million new jobs within the next 10 years! By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles in a variety of professional fields including:  

  • Administration
  • Artistic/Creative Services
  • Banking & Finance
  • Computers & Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Facility Management
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public Relations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Supply Chain
  • Training

Whether you are just beginning your career or have several years of experience, NIU has the tools you need to help you….

  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments, and geographic locations.
  • Improve project productivity and profitability.
  • Demonstrate that you have the experience, education, and competency to be a valuable contributor and leader to project teams.
  • Gain a competitive advantage for new career opportunities and advancement.

Increase your earnings potential!

Wondering Where to Start?

If you are exploring a new career field, or have experience in project work but want to better understand the fundamentals of project management, the CertWise™ Essentials of Project Management Program is the ideal starting point.  This two-day workshop will provide you with tools and practical project management skills that can be put to immediate use in your organization.

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Have Some Experience But Want to Distinguish Yourself in the Job Market?   

The CAPM® credential is appropriate for early career professionals or project team members seeking opportunities to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills to your current role.  Individuals who contribute specialized skills to a project team can benefit from this certification by allowing them to align their work with that of project managers.

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Ready to Take Your Career to the Next Level? Go for the Gold with a PMP® Credential

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized project manager by earning the most sought-after credential in the profession. The PMP® credential is one of the most highly demanded credentials in the global marketplace and is appropriate for mid to senior level professionals who lead and direct projects. According to Project Management Institute’s most recent Earning Power Salary Survey (Ninth Edition), those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) that those without a PMP certification.

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Candidates for the CAPM® and PMP® exams must meet the eligibility requirements established by the Project Management Institute®

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Contact Us

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 

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Call 815-753-0277 or
Toll Free 800-345-9472
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