74.00 Hours Required
This certificate requires the successful completion of 7 core courses and 1 elective course within 3 years of enrollment.

The Certificate in Project Management, designed in consultation with the PMBOK 7, is ideal for those who are relatively new to the world of project management as well as for those with project management experience who wish to consolidate and advance their skills and knowledge. It appeals to a wide audience from a broad mix of industries.  A variety of instructional techniques are used to deliver this program including facilitated group exercises, discussions, and experiential exercises interspersed with the presentation of theory and best practices. 

This program is delivered by Procept Associates Ltd., a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Authorized Training Partner.


This online certificate consists of seven required courses and one elective. The total cost of the certificate is $5495.00.

Please click on the courses below for specific fees.

Seven Required Courses (click on each course name for more details):

Choose One of the Following Electives (choose one):

What Will You Learn? 

  • Best practices in project management
  • How to prepare various project documents
  • How to manage a project from beginning to end
  • The project delivery principles as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI ®) in v7 of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (a.k.a. PMBOK® Guide)

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Those who are new to projects or experienced project managers who require a better understanding of their role or who desire formal recognition
  • Anyone who works in a project management environment in any industry or discipline and who wants to increase their PM knowledge, including project managers, project coordinators, team members, technical personnel, subject matter experts, managers, and key support staff
  • Candidates who want to develop further knowledge and start to prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exams

How Will You Benefit?

Individuals who want to enhance their resumes and seek opportunities in the project management job market will benefit from learning the skills in this certificate.

Certificate Requirements and Rewards

Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded a Dalhousie University Project Management Certificate.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It may be possible to receive advanced standing in this certificate based on your prior learning from work or life experience. We provide two types of recognition of prior learning:

Prior Certified Learning: Assessment of prior coursework or training through a professional training provider, for advanced standing. Examples of certified learning may include university or college coursework, military training, accredited certificates, workplace training programs, etc.

Prior Experiential Learning: Assessment of previous work and life learning that may be equivalent to learning outcomes of university courses/programs, for advanced standing. Relevant prior learning may come from work or volunteer experience, participation on committees or boards, independent study, etc.

To discuss how to use your prior learning to apply for advanced standing, please contact openlearning@dal.ca. 


Overall, the course was fantastic. The instructors were excellent and explained the material quite well and had good workshops during the courses. I would recommend this course for anyone considering the PMP as it helps build a good foundation. - Mahmoud Ahrari

Additional Details


Minimum Required

74 Hour(s)

Certificate requires completion of all 7 core courses
Minimum Required

7 Hour(s)

Certificate requires completion of 1 elective course
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