Certificate in Project Management

Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: 5 - 9 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Self-Paced, Weekends
  • Cost: $4,790

Next start date

September 27, 2017

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About this Program

There has never been a better time to be a professional project manager. Industries such as aerospace, construction, manufacturing and technology rely heavily on well-trained project managers to ensure that work gets done on time and on budget. The demand for these skills in many companies and organizations continues to grow at a rapid pace.

In this certificate program, we’ll equip you with the tools you need to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Our comprehensive curriculum aligns with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the major competencies that employers are looking for in today’s project managers.

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Professional project managers and others who want formal training in project management.

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Video Overview

Instructors and graduates of the Certificate in Project Management discuss the different skills and knowledge students develop through the program.

Duration: 03:25


  • How to define project scope, choose an approach and translate a statement of work into a complete and effective project plan
  • Tactical leadership skills, stakeholder management practices and team-building capabilities
  • Risk definition, risk management processes and change management procedures
  • Presentation and communication skills


University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. UW PCE has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units (PDUs) for these courses, which fulfill the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.


  • Use project management tools such as Microsoft Project; free copy of the software provided
  • Complete a group capstone project based on a fictional business case


You may be eligible to apply for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship to cover the cost of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. See the scholarship page for eligibility information and application instructions.


PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Program Overview

Complete all three courses to earn the certificate. We offer different versions of this program that vary by location, duration and class times.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates. You are expected to complete assignments by their due dates, but you can study on your own schedule. Some online class sessions may require real-time attendance and participation.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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