Become a Project Manager

In the Project Manager Certificate Course you will learn how to become a project manager, including: what a project manager does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a project management career, how to get hired for a job and freelance as a project manager, and how to start your own project management business and get clients.

What Happens in the Project Manager Certificate Course

The Project Manager Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Project Manager). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Project Manager Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Project Manager Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Project Manager Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Project Manager Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Project Manager

In this course, you will learn how to become a project manager, including how to start your own project management business. Topics covered in the Project Manager Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Project Management

  • What is a Project Manager?
  • Project Management Today
  • Future of the Project Management Industry
  • Benefits of Being a Project Manager

What a Project Manager Does

  • Project Management Specializations
  • Project Management Tools
  • Project Management Definitions to Know
  • Project Management Methods
  • Project Management Software
  • How to Do Project Management
    • Project Initiation
    • Project Planning
    • Project Implementation
  • Project Close and Post-Project Review

Developing Your Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Ways to Learn Project Management
  • How to Get Project Management Experience

Getting Hired as a Project Manager

  • Employers That Hire Project Managers
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • How to Find Freelance and Subcontract Work
  • Creating a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Project Management Consulting Business

  • Setting Up a Freelance Business
  • Setting Up a Project Management Company
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Legal and Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees and Getting Paid
  • Employing Others

Marketing Your Project Management Business

  • Choosing Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Community Outreach

Working With Project Management Clients

  • Selling Your Project Management Services
  • Creating Project Management Proposals
  • Meeting with Prospective Clients
  • Project Management Client Contracts

Information in the Project Management Course is also relevant for individuals considering how to become a management consultant or a business consultant.

What Is Included in the Project Manager Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Project Manager Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Project Manager Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and business advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Project Managers for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Project Manager Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Project Manager (e-book edition)

Register for the Project Manager Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Project Manager

Imagine having a high-paying, powerful, and creative career in one of the most important roles in many corporations. Welcome to project management.

As a Project Manager you will make things happen for an organization, overseeing and delegating to teams of employees working under your direction.

Project Managers average a six-figure salary and are respected professionals and executives in a wide variety of industries. Virtually any organization that has short-term or long-term goals, involving many tasks, can benefit from the leadership of a project manager.

As a Project Manager you might choose to be a generalist, working in a variety of industries, or you might choose to specialize in a field such as the arts, construction, energy, finance, government, healthcare, marketing, non-profits, or technology.

You might even decide to enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of starting your own project management consulting business.

If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Project Manager Make?
    Project managers average a six-figure salary and compensation for project managers varies depending on experience and the area of specialization. For example, ​​according to Glassdoor.com, pharmaceutical project managers have an average salary of $111,445 in the United States; whereas the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 270,200 marketing managers in the USA in 2020, with a median salary of $142,170.
  • What Does a Project Manager Do?
    As a project manager you will make things happen for an organization, overseeing and delegating to teams of employees working under your direction. As a project manager you might choose to be generalist, working in a variety of industries, or you might choose to specialize in a field such as the arts, construction, energy, finance, government, healthcare, marketing, non-profits, or technology. You might even decide to enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of starting your own project management consulting business.
  • How Do I Become a Project Manager?
    Earning a certificate as a project manager will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional project manager. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Project Manager Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Project Manager Certificate Course you will earn a certificate as a project manager and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional project manager. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.