Certificate in Project Management

Offered through participating universities, colleges and small business development centers

The Certificate in Project Management is a professional development certificate offered through Universities who have collaborated with Successful Projects to provide a large pool of excellent project management instructors who are also industry experts.  Participants in this program are not only able to select and customize their own short course, they are able to select their instructor and get personal, one-on-one attention from someone who can help advance their career.

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Fundamentals of Project Management

Provides an introduction to general project management best practices. Introduces the student to a roadmap for good processes, to basic tools and techniques of professional project management, and guides students through the development of a professional project management plan with the assistance of an experienced coach/mentor. This program helps students gain the basic skills required to take on project management responsibilities in a professional work environment.

PMP® Credential Exam Preparation

The PMP® Credential Exam Prep track is for students who have significant project management work experience, and are eligible for the PMP® credential, but who need a thorough understanding of all of the project management processes to be prepared to pass the exam and perform at the level expected of a PMP. This involves a deep online preparation course and the opportunity to work with an expert PMP® exam prep instructor.

Specific Industry Project Management or Special Topics

This track is for project managers who are looking at a specialized study in project management, including a specific methodology, or a deep look into a specialty topic.  At Successful Projects we have many experienced instructors that focus on a specialty area including rescuing troubled projects, starting a PMO, Vision to Value training, and more. 


Program Information

Originating as a collaborative effort between Successful Projects and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Small Business Development Center and is now being offered through six universities in the UW system and other universities.  This innovative and flexible Certificate in Project Management Program is at the forefront of individualized course construction.  Our instructors work to develop a fully customized project management course based specifically on the goals of the student, as we believe “one size does not fit all.”


All instructors in this program are contracted through Successful Projects and are PMP® credential holders. In addition, our instructors are experienced in both project management instruction and have significant real-world project management experience.

Our instructors are well versed in current communication technologies to ensure course material and instruction is delivered in a clear and concise, easy to follow format. As standard, work sessions are held via Zoom or Teams.  


This program was developed with this question in mind, “If you were able to design the Project Management course of your dreams, what would it be like?” 

1. There must be a pool of credentialed instructors who have real-world experience in varied fields.  With numerous professional fields implementing project management, we have put together a pool of exceptional instructors to ensure our students receive the highest level of education.

2. The program must be flexible.  Understanding practicing professionals are busy and time is something we manage every day, we built our program to start when the student is ready and mold to the individual’s schedule.

3. The program must allow students to work virtually, but with personal help and individual attention when needed.  In the same respect that our program is flexible, we created it to be mobile.  That is why our program is virtually based: to allow students to work on their coursework wherever and whenever they would like. Virtual meetings are a common communication method for today’s project managers.  Using this medium helps build the project managers technical meeting comfort.

4. The materials and coursework must be custom to the needs of a student.  At the beginning of the registration process, students will be asked to list their specific learning objectives.  Using these learning objectives as a building point, our instructors will individually craft course materials to help every student achieve their specific learning objectives.

5. This program must be run through an accredited college.  Our program is currently offered at eight colleges and growing.

Based on these responses, we have created the vision for the Certificate in Project Management program and we are proud to say these values still hold true.



Once a student has successfully completed this program they will receive a Certificate in Project Management from the college they registered through as well as documentation of 5.6 CEUs.  The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measure of participation in an approved non-credit continuing education program.


One Continuing Education Unit (1.0) is defined as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.




You can order these resources from our Recommended Products Page.

For the Fundamentals Track, you will need the following textbooks:

  1. PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  2. Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh

For the PMP Exam Preparation Track, you will need the following textbooks:

  1. PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  2. There are various quality PMP Exam Preparation Study Guides and Resources that you can review with your instructor

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PMP Practice Exams

Studying for your PMP?

This exam simulation course is formatted to help prepare you for the PMP exam based on the January 2021 Exam Content Outline and the PMBOK 6th Edition.  

Popular Workbooks

We offer two workbooks to provide thoughtful exercises and tips around key project management topics.

Project Risk Board Game

Project Risk Board Game

  • Learn about Project Risk in this Interactive Game
  • Great for team events and students of project management
  • Learning Aide for Trainers
  • Teach Project Risk Management

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After completing the Successful Projects [Certificate in Project Management] coursework with you [Instructor: Renee Adair] this summer, I have become keenly aware of how much project management my job actually requires – in spite of the fact that outwardly it appears to have very little! I am now in a better position to take these projects and formally organize them for greater efficiency and accountability on all levels. The course completion has also increased my desire to dig deeper and explore further. It has opened the door of endless curiosity for me. Thank you for your guidance during the process.
Michelle M