Project Management (ISO 21502) Courses

Project Management certification training courses and exams based ISO 21502 standard for Project Management

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What is ISO 21502?

ISO 21502 (Project, Programme and Portfolio Management - Guidance on Project Management) is the international standard for project management, applicable to a wide range of organizations, including public and private entities, regardless of their size or type.

The standard offers valuable guidance to assist project managers and project-based organizations in successfully delivering projects, while outlining high-level practices proven effective in project management. ISO 21502's versatile guidance can be implemented across various organization types and projects. In addition to benefiting project managers and executive management, this standard is also valuable for project sponsors, boards, auditors, and organizations focused on developing national or organizational standards or practices for project management.


Why is Project Management important?

Project management is vital because it ensures the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints while maintaining quality standards. It provides clear direction, accountability, and effective communication among stakeholders, facilitates risk mitigation, and helps control costs. Ultimately, project management plays a crucial role in achieving organizational objectives and delivering value to end-users.


Which are the benefits of the ISO 21502 standard?

By adhering to the ISO 21502 project management guidelines, organizations and project managers can:

  • Convert their ideas into quantifiable or abstract deliverables
  • Effectively manage and involve stakeholders during the project development and implementation process
  • Launch, strategize, execute, monitor, and conclude projects with well-defined objectives, scope, and resources
  • Regulate modifications to projects
  • Navigate organizational and societal shifts that influence projects
  • Perform risk evaluations related to the project and address identified risks
  • Draw insights from project management endeavors


ISO 21502 certification pathway

Our ISO 21502 training courses are specifically designed based on the ISO 21502:2020 version, ensuring that participants receive the most up-to-date knowledge and best practices in project management.
This alignment with the latest standard guarantees that our training remains relevant and effective for individuals seeking to excel in their project management skills and obtain the certification.

At the moment Project Management (ISO 21502) certification pathway is composed of two levels.

Project Management (ISO 21502) Foundation
The ISO 21502 Foundation training course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of project management, based on the ISO 21502 guidelines. Participants will gain an understanding of both integrated and individual project management practices, including project oversight and direction, scope management, resource management, quality management, and other concepts.

Project Management (ISO 21502) Practitioner
More details about this certification level will be announced soon.


How to get prepared to pass an ISO 21502 exam?

In order to take and pass ISO 21502 certification exam, a training course is not mandatory but strongly recommended. Our well-structured training courses offer a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, equipping candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle the exam with confidence. Furthermore, our ISO 21502 courses include practice exams and real-life case studies, which help candidates familiarize themselves with the exam format and apply their learnings to practical scenarios.

iLEARN offers Project Management (ISO 21502) training courses is several delivery options:

  • Classroom courses
    • on pre-scheduled dates: traditional classroom training at iLEARN premises
    • in-house: traditional classroom training scheduled based on client needs and at customer's or iLEARN premises
  • Distant (virtual) courses: following a remote classroom by means of a web-conference
  • eLearning/self-paced learning: training provided through our online learning management system from anywhere and at any time
  • ONE-to-ONE courses: access to e-Learning platform and interactive sessions via web-conference with the accredited trainer


Earn PDUs with ISO 21502 qualifications

Our ISO 21502 training courses can provide Professional Development Units (PDUs) through an auto-declaration procedure on PMI’s portal.
Here below you can find more details about the PDUs allocation for each level of the ISO 21502 certification training pathway:

  • Project Management (ISO 21502) Foundation: 16 PDUs

To learn more about the PDUs allocation according to the PMI Talent Triangle and to discover all of our online training courses and exam packages for each certification level, click on one of the links above.

Please note that, in order to auto-declare PDUs attending this course provided by iLEARN, the purchase of the attendance confirmation (attendance certificate) in electronic format (pdf) is mandatory. Select the option to add the attendance confirmation at the moment of purchase and proceed to checkout.

For more information about PDUs and how to claim them to maintain your PMI qualifications, please visit our dedicated page.


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