Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Monday, December 26, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

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.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. In one to two business days, you’ll get an email with a link to pay your fee.

After Applying

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-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. To ensure your spot in class, we recommend that you register by the priority registration deadline, which is four weeks before class begins. After that time, we may release your seat to another student. The final registration deadline is two days before the first class meeting.


You may qualify for an income-based scholarship for this program. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

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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. 

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.

  1. Do you have experience collaborating, communicating and presenting information with a team?
  2. 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?
  3. Have you reviewed someone's work, data or case studies and made decisions or conclusions based off the information you read?
  4. Are you able to manage your time to balance multiple priorities at once, including the time commitment needed to complete this program?
  5. On a computer, can you download files, open files in different formats, edit rows and columns in a spreadsheet and do basic troubleshooting?
  6. Are you comfortable learning new business technologies and tools?

Time Commitment

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.

English Proficiency

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.