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Project Management

Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (provider number 1043).


Project Management Institute The Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management.

Upon completion, you will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® certification has set a standard for excellence in project management.

Program Benefits

  • Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide
  • Apply effective project management tools and techniques to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close a project
  • Identify characteristics of high performance teams and ways to manage stakeholder expectations
  • Select appropriate techniques to communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders
  • Satisfy the education requirement for PMP® certification
  • Earn continuing education credits for professional certifications (PMI® REP number 1043)

Who Should Attend

Individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from course work. Those with 3-5 years work experience who are not currently working in this field will be prepared to pursue career opportunities in the area of project management.

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the Project Management Certificate, students must complete six (6) required courses and a minimum of 2.5 units of elective courses, totaling 17.5 units (175 hours) of instruction with a grade of “C” or better. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Accelerated Format

Our accelerated format gives you the same comprehensive and in-depth course of study as the traditional format. Expedite your learning experience and achieve your educational, professional and organizational goals in as few as 9 months. You may enroll in the accelerated format during any quarter and take courses in the classroom or online format concurrently. Contact for any questions.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UC Irvine Extension (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

Stay Informed About
Project Management

Tips and Ideas for Project Managers: Effective Monitoring and Control
Recorded 6/12/2014
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The Diamond Principle: Five Simple Rules To Achieve Your Company Goals
Recorded 4/9/2014
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The Inside Scoop on What It Takes to Be an Outstanding Project Manager
Recorded 3/19/2014
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Project Management Education Planning Session
Recorded 3/18/2014
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Hear from three UC Irvine Extension Project Management Certificate Program graduates: David Bartholomew, Vickie Minchokovich, and Emilio Cruz-Lopez discuss the benefits of the program for career growth.

Advisory Committee

  • Kenneth Binnings, EDD, MBA, PMP, Director, Customer Implementation and Migration Office, Sprint
  • Timothy Covington, M.S., PMP, Senior Manager – Engineering, The Boeing Company
  • Susan Embry-Busch, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, American Health Care
  • Steven D. Hall, PMP, Infrastructure Services Architect, Sharp HealthCare
  • Kristine Hayes Munson, IT Risk and Compliance Manager, VP, State Street
  • Dr. Leroy Lambright, PMP, CSQA, Engineering Manager, L3 Communications/IEC
  • Karen Nguyen, PMP, National Manager, Program & Technology Integration, Kia Motors America
  • Janice Y. Preston, PMP, CPA, Chief Operations Officer, Core Performance Concepts, Inc.
  • Tony Roberts, M.S., PMP, Director, Trivista
  • Gregory Scott, PMP, PMI-OC Past President
  • Tariq Shaikh, PMP, PMI-OC President
  • Marty Wartenberg, MBA, PE, Business Consulting & Training
  • Julie M. Wilson, ACS, CEPM, FLMI, PMP
  • Debora Wright Henley, MBA, Manager, Project Management - IT Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation

PMP®, PMBOK® Guide, Project Management Professional® and PMI® are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Provider is a member of PMI's R.E.P. Program and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant R.E.P.'s products, courses, publications, or services.