Certificate in Project Management

Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings
  • Cost: $5,985

Next start date:

September 30, 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 who want formal training in project management and leadership.

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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)®. PMI has approved UWPCE to issue contact hours and professional development units (PDUs) for these courses, which fulfill the education requirements for both the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. For help preparing for certification exams, consider taking our Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep courses. 

(PMI, PMP and CAPM 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. (2022)


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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 Asynchronous

Enjoy the flexibility of asynchronous learning with the structure of a regular course. With no real-time meetings, you’ll complete weekly assignments and interact with your class at times that work for you. 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 meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »



Attend classes at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face-to-face face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online Asynchronous

Online With Real-Time Meetings


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