Candidate Information

Certification Process

The AICB certification process uses ICB Version 3.0, June 2006, for competence only. The AICB certifies at levels A, B, C and D as per ICB Version 3.0 with the following exceptions: 1) Level D Certification is valid for 5 years; 2) the AICB requires the development of competence development plan as an option for all levels.

The certification process is over 5 stages and takes approximately two to six months depending on the Level applied for and the candidate’s ability to prepare for assessment:

Long title Short title Assessment Certification Process Validity
      Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5  
Certified
Projects
Director
IPMA Level A® Knowledge + experience Application,
curriculum vitae, self- assessment,
project list,
report proposal
References Projects Director report [+Competence development Plan] Interview Final evaluation+ feedback 5 years
Certified
Senior Project
Manager
IPMA Level B® Knowledge + experience Application,
curriculum vitae, self- assessment,
project list,
report proposal
References Project report [+Competence development plan] Interview Final evaluation+ feedback 5 years
Certified
Project
Manager
IPMA  Level C® Knowledge + experience Application,
curriculum vitae, self- assessment,
project list,
report proposal
References, exam Project report
[+Competence development plan]
Interview Final evaluation+ feedback 5 years
Certified
Project
Management Associate
IPMA Level D® Knowledge Application,
curriculum vitae, self-assessment
[+Competence development plan]
Exam N/A N/A Final evaluation+ feedback 5 years

More information on the certification process for each Level is described in the Candidate Guide to IPMA Certification and Recertification.

Application Packages for Primary Certifcation

Please click here to download the appropriate Application Package for each certification level.

Fees for Certification

Below are the fees being charged to candidates for certification via the AICB program:

Primary Certification Level A
(ex. GST)
Level B
(ex. GST)
Level C
(ex. GST)
Level D
(ex. GST)
Application Fee
(non-refundable)
$420 $380 $320 $250
Assessment Fee $3,000 $3,000 $2,250 $500
Total cost to candidate $3,420 $3,380 $2,570 $750

Primary certification fees are invoiced in two stages. Stage 1 is the Application Fee which is payable upon acceptance of Initial Registration Form. The Application Fee is non-refundable. Stage 2 is the Assessment Fee which is payable prior to Assessment and is refunded only in exceptional cases.

Certification Rounds

Please see approved certification rounds for all levels for 2018.

Stage Round 1
Quarter 1
Round 2
Quarter 2
Round 3
Quarter 3
Round 4
Quarter 4
Initial registration 9 January 3 April 16 July 8 October
Application, Self-assessment, CV, List of projects, References 22 January  16 April 30 July 22 October
Project/Program report (Levels A,B,C), Competence Development Plan (all levels) 5 February 30 April 13 August 5 November
Assessment interviews (Levels A,B,C) and exam (Levels C & D) 5-9 March
SYD/MEL/BRI
Assessments for all levels. Exact date, time and venues to be confirmed by AICB
28 May-1 June
SYD/MEL/BRI
Assessments for all levels. Exact date, time and venues to be confirmed by AICB
10-14 September
SYD/MEL/BRI
Assessments for all levels. Exact date, time and venues to be confirmed by AICB
3-7 December
SYD/MEL/BRI
Assessments for all levels. Exact date, time and venues to be confirmed by AICB

How to Apply

Candidates apply by completing the Initial Registration Form available for download here. Once submitted to ipma@aipm.com.au the candidate will be contacted by one of our team who will provide details for the payment of a non-refundable Application fee. Upon payment of the fee the candidate will be provided with the relevant documentation for the certification process.

Once the candidate has submitted the application and the application has been assessed as suitable for the level applied for, the candidate may register for an exam or interview date.

Please familiarise yourself with the following documents before submitting your Initial Registration Form:

  1. Candidate Guide to IPMA Certification and Recertification
  2. Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Recertification

Please see our Recertification page for more information on how to recertify.

Complaints and Appeals

Please see our Complaints and Appeals page for more information on the  complaints and appeals process.