Certificate in Project Management

Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings
  • Cost: $5,235

Next start date:

January 2, 2024

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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 covers Predictive and Agile methodologies and fulfills the education requirements for 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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Professionals with some experience managing projects or working in a business setting who want formal training in project management. Those with less experience should consider taking our Foundations of Project Management course first.

Experienced project managers who want to focus on passing the PMP certification exam should consider our course in PMP® Exam Prep. Project managers who want to specialize might consider our course in Change Management.

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Video Overview

Hear from instructors Jasjeet Kaur and Luke Panezich how the program gives students the skills and confidence they need to deliver an actual project successfully for any employer.

Duration: 3:07


  • How to define project scope, choose an approach, and develop a project schedule and budget using both Predictive and Agile methodologies
  • How to link project delivery to organizational strategy
  • Tactical leadership, presentation and communication skills, stakeholder management practices and team-building capabilities
  • Risk definition, risk management processes and change management procedures


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

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


  • Use project management tools such as the cloud-based software Smartsheet (free license provided)
  • Complete a team-based capstone project based on a simulated business case


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Career Stats


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Top Employers

Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, University of Washington, King County, Premera Blue Cross


Projected job growth for project management specialists in Washington state (2020–2030)


Average salary for project management specialists in the U.S. (2021)


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online, Self-Paced (Quarterly Start)

Online, Self-Paced

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100% online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program. Learn More »

Online, Group-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100% online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Self-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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