In an industry that relies upon projects to complete its work, a certification helps ensure that project managers are ready to effectively manage their projects around the world. PM4NGOs, the publisher of the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (PMD Pro Guide), offers a three-level certification program for project practitioners working in the development sector.

Note: If you are a trainer and seeks for assistance to apply the certification to your course participants, please read this page about the exam system.

Level 1 Certification

The examination is available on-line via the APMG International web-based certification engine. The level 1 certification requires the project practitioner to successfully complete the PMD Pro1 certification examination.

This 75-question multiple-choice examination is taken on-line and requires candidates to demonstrate that they know and understanding content of the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (PMD Pro Guide). The learning objectives for the PMD Pro 1 examination are found in the Appendix of the PMD Pro Guide.

Take the free PMD Pro Level 1 sample exam (APMG website)

Purchase the PMD Pro Level 1 exam (APMG website)

Level 2 Certification

The Level 2 examination is also available on-line via the APMG International web-based certification engine. There are two objectives for the PM4NGOs Level 2 Certification:

1. To provide a second level contextualized project management credential for the development sector; AND

2. To provide a platform from which development practitioners can begin to pursue an internationally-accredited professional qualification in project management.

The PMD Pro2 examination is taken on-line and requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to apply and analyze the contents of the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (PMD Pro Guide). Each of the questions in the PMD Pro2 examination is based on development project scenarios and is designed to test the PMD Pro2 learning objectives found in the Appendix of the PMD Pro Guide.

Take the free PMD Pro Level 2 sample exam (APMG website)

Purchase the PMD Pro Level 2 exam (APMG website)

Level 3 Certification

The level 3 certification is under development and will assess the extent to which the PMD Pro 3 candidate applies the content of the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (PMD Pro Guide) to their development projects. The level 3 certification is still under development and there is no estimated date for its launch.