With a self-paced program, there is no application deadline — you can apply and start the program whenever you'd like.
Step 1: Gather the following materials
- A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
- A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements
Step 2: Apply
Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.
We’ll contact you within seven business days of receiving your complete application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first course, including information on paying your course fee. You have six weeks to register for your first course after being accepted. After that, you'll need to reapply to the program before you can register.
You may qualify for an income-based scholarship for this program. For more information, see the Scholarships page.
To apply, you must have:
- One of the following:
- A bachelor's degree followed by one year of work experience or military service
- An associate degree or two years of college followed by three years of work experience or military service
- A high school diploma or GED followed by five years of work experience or military service
- Completed the Project Management Self-Assessment (below) to evaluate your readiness for the certificate program. This assessment evaluates your business skills.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT
The questions below are provided to help you assess your preparedness for the Certificate in Project Management program. If you answer “no” to one or more of these questions, we recommend that you enroll in Foundations of Project Management before applying to the certificate.
- Do you have experience collaborating, communicating and presenting information with a team?
- Have you made or contributed to decisions that were bound by business constraints (time, budget and resources), and understood the trade-offs leading to those decisions?
- Have you reviewed someone's work, data or case studies and made decisions or conclusions based off the information you read?
- Are you able to manage your time to balance multiple priorities at once, including the time commitment needed to complete this program?
- On a computer, can you download files, open files in different formats, edit rows and columns in a spreadsheet and do basic troubleshooting?
- Are you comfortable learning new business technologies and tools?
Including time in class, you should expect to spend about eight to 10 hours each week on coursework for a standard program.
For the self-paced format, at this weekly rate you can expect to complete each course in about 10 weeks.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To see if you qualify, make sure you are at the B2 level on the CEFR self-assessment grid. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
- Access to a computer with a web browser
- High-speed internet connection
- Headset and webcam (recommended)
Earning the Certificate
You earn a certificate of completion by successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.