Project Management Certificate

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The Project Management Certificate program equips you with a comprehensive skill set to navigate the intricate landscape of project leadership. Through a meticulously designed curriculum and flexible learning format, you'll delve into the technical and interpersonal facets of project management, honing both theory and practical application.

Gain first-hand experience with industry-leading tools and techniques, empowering you to tackle strategic planning, effective team leadership, resource optimization, and operational execution with confidence. Our hands-on approach ensures you develop a well-rounded understanding of the project life cycle, from initiation to successful completion.

This certificate is not affiliated with PMI’s PMP® (Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional certification)  and does not serve as exam preparation. However, it includes 45 instructional hours, fulfilling the 35-hour education/training requirement needed to sit for the exam. Please visit the PMI website directly for more information on their exam requirements.


The purpose of the Project Management Certificate is to give learners significant knowledge and sufficient skills to take on the responsibility of managing a project for the first time and to enhance the abilities of managers who are already leading projects. The certificate is not a "certification" level of study nor is it a preparation series for those wishing to take the PMI PMP® (Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional certification) exam. To receive the certificate, learners must take each of the four required classes and complete a Project Management Applied Learning Review guided by an experienced project manager mentor.

Registering for the Certificate declares your intention to complete it. To begin your coursework, register for Fundamentals of Project Management.

At a glance


Whether you are a seasoned professional or embarking on a new career path, this program will elevate your project management capabilities to new heights. Unlock your potential to spearhead complex initiatives, inspire collaborative teams, and deliver exceptional results, time and again.
Invest in your professional growth today and embark on a transformative journey towards project management excellence with our certificate program.


The Project Management Certificate consists of four required classes and a three-hour, mentor-led Project Management Applied Learning Review.

Required Course List


Classes are 6-12 hours. These hours are divided into full or half-days of live online instruction, or a blend of live and self-paced learning.


All classes are delivered online using Zoom and Canvas platforms.


The total cost for the certificate depends on the for-profit/nonprofit status of the organization paying the learner’s fees. Please consult the class listings for exact prices.

Continuing Education Credits

CEUs for the full certificate are approximately 4.5, comprised of 45 instructional hours and prep work.


Program Coordinator Emily LaFlash, emily.laflash@wisc.edu.

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Overview: Extra Information

How to get started

First, take the Fundamentals of Project Management class. You can then take the other three required classes in any order that works for you. You must complete all four classes within a two-year period. As soon as possible after completing the coursework, register for the Project Management Applied Learning Review. A mentor will be assigned to work with you.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 45
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 4.5

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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