Project Management Certification

Gain in-demand skills that transfer between industries and locations.

Join one of the fastest growing and in-demand professions 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 roles in a variety of fields, including:

  • Administration
  • Artistic/creative services
  • Banking and finance
  • Computers and information technology
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Facility management
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Human resources
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public relations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Supply chain
  • Training

Benefits

Whether you're just beginning your career or have several years of experience, our programs can help you:

  • Increase your earnings potential.
  • Build skills and knowledge that transfers 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.

CertWise™ Essentials of Project Management Program

Start with the basics.

If you're 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.

Learn about the Essentials of PM Program

CAPM® Credential

Distinguish yourself in the job market.

The CAPM® credential is ideal for you if you're an early career professional or project team member who wants to manage larger projects, gain more responsibility or add project management skills to your current role. If you contribute specialized skills to a project team, this certification can benefit you by allowing you to align your work with that of project managers.

Learn about the CAPM Credential

PMP® Credential

Take your career to the next level.

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. It's 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 have a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.

Learn about the PMP Credential

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

Contact Us

NIU Continuing and Professional Education
815-753-5200
NIUCPE@niu.edu
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