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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Two certificate programs are offered at the executive education center in internal audit and project management:

  • CIA: Certified Internal Auditor: The only globally recognized internal auditor certification.
  • PMP: Project Management Professional: The most important industry recognized certification for project managers.

The Center guarantees a continuous coordination with both CIA and PMP institutes. This coordination allows participants to clearly understand all the steps from registration through payments to exams scheduling.

CIA: CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR

Becoming a Certified Internal Auditor is the optimum way to communicate understanding of the IIA’s Standards and how to apply them.

Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are:

  • A true expert who understands and can apply the IIA’s Standards.
  • A stronger, more competent professional.
  • Equipped for career-advancing opportunities.
  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • Differentiated from your peers.

PMP: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

CIA: WHO CAN APPLY:

  • 3- or 4-year post-secondary degree (or higher).
  • 4 year post secondary degree must obtain a minimum of 24 months of internal auditing experience or its equivalent. A Masters degree can substitute for 12 of the required 24 months.
  • Exhibit high moral and professional character

(Candidates may apply to the program and sit for the exam prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement, but will not be certified until all program requirements have been met.)

PMP: WHO CAN APPLY:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education
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