Certificate in Project Management

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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  • from 5 months
  • online, in person, blended
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UW Professional & Continuing Education


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Who should attend

Professional project managers and others who want formal training in project management.

About the course

Lead Complex Projects With Confidence and Skill

There has never been a better time to be a professional project manager. Industries such as aerospace, construction, manufacturing and technology rely heavily on well-trained project managers to ensure that work gets done on time and on budget. The demand for these skills in many companies and organizations continues to grow at a rapid pace.

In this certificate program, we’ll equip you with the tools you need to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Our comprehensive curriculum covers Predictive and Agile methodologies and aligns with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Master the major competencies that employers are looking for in today’s project managers.

What you’ll learn

  • How to define project scope, choose an approach, and develop a project schedule and budget using both Predictive and Agile methodologies
  • How to link project delivery to organizational strategy
  • Tactical leadership, presentation and communication skills, stakeholder management practices and team-building capabilities
  • Risk definition, risk management processes and change management procedures

Learning formats

Online, self-paced

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program.

Online, group-paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings.


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum.

Classroom, accelerated

Step up the pace and complete your program more quickly with our accelerated format. With this option, you’ll move through the program’s full curriculum in a condensed time frame.


Joe Brannon

I am an experienced leader with expertise in strategic planning and delivery of Digital & IT initiatives. I have successfully delivered global large-scale enterprise digital initiatives. I focus on solutions to enhance the customer's commerce experience. My three primary strengths are: UNP...

Karl Croswhite

A certified Project Management Professional with over twenty years of experience in both traditional and Agile methodologies. I specialize in the development of high performance teams, problem solving, process improvement, and intervention and reclamation of failing projects. My focus has been th...

Jennifer Diamond

Jennifer Diamond has more than 20 years of operational and professional services experience, emphasizing team performance, operational improvement and technology implementation. She leads the retail-industry emphasis at Slalom Consulting, designing and delivering solutions to help clients create ...

Debra Hildebrand

Debra Hildebrand is the Principle of Hildebrand Solutions. Her 15+ years in consulting and project management and strong dedication to aligning all aspects of project management to organizational strategic vision brings value to organizations and students throughout the Pacific Northwest. Prior...

Al Hirsch

"Al Hirsch is the Managing Director at CTARCo International. Al most recently completed an assignment by introducing TinMan Systems' fully autonomous Artificial Intelligence Neural Network application to agencies and research bodies of the U.S. Government. Previously, Al served as Project Manager...

Carolyn Dalen

Carolyn Dalen spent the first half of her career in IT, beginning as a Fortran programmer and eventually leaving her role as a seniors systems analyst in the Unix environment to become a senior project manager, her role and her passion for the last 20 years. Dalen has extensive experience managin...

Peggy Summerhays

Peggy Summerhays has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and enterprise-wide business initiatives. She has held positions in software development, IT management and project management in industries that include utilities, education, software, retail and telecommunications. ...

Gary Siville

Gary Siville is a PMP-certified project manager and licensed scrum master in Boeing’s 737 Business Operations organization. With 24+ years’ experience as a professional project manager, he has a deep knowledge of project and program management and has used his skills within several Boeing organi...

Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett is a senior program/project management consultant, instructor and presenter with more than 30 years of experience in information technology. In addition to leading both Agile and traditional Waterfall initiatives, Garrett has many years of experience recovering failed software develop...

Andrée LaRivière

Andrée LaRivière has over 25 years of experience managing people and programs in the IT and professional services sectors, and now leads project managers in charge of the Americas region at Comcast Technology Solutions. She has worked on multi-million dollar IT transformational initiatives for or...

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