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Project Management Professional Certificate


What is the time commitment per session?

Seminars run from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Some sessions require limited preparatory work, which will be available in Dropbox about a week prior to the session.

Are materials included? If yes, how are they distributed? 

Yes, all program materials are included and the materials are posted in Dropbox about one week prior to the session.  Some instructors may not provide materials in advance.

Is this program accredited?

No.  Program participants earn a Certificate of Achievement through the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education upon successful completion.

Is this a graduate level program?

This is a professional certificate program, it is not a graduate level program. No undergraduate degree is required to participate in the program.  Some of our participants have more advanced degrees.

Do you offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program?

Yes, we offer 3.5 CEUs for this program if you complete all of the sessions.

A continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC) is a measure used in continuing education programs to assist the professional to maintain his or her license in their profession. Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including teachers, insurance professionals, interior designers/interior architects, lighting designers, architects, engineers, emergency management professionals, school administrators, educators, nurses, mental health professionals, psychologists and social workers. The continuing education unit is described as ten hours of participation in an education program.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. In this regard, there are no requirements for educator qualifications that are attached to each institutions courses when offering CEUs. There have been some bodies created which are attempting to standardize and accredit institutions using the term CEU, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training being one of them; however, professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard. Professionals should always consult their Association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is on site at Delta Hotels and there is no cost to park there.

Should I bring a laptop? Is there internet?

Yes, there is wifi and you should bring a laptop to take notes and have access to the materials during class.

Who do I contact if I am unable to attend a session (sick, weather, emergency)?

If you cannot make the session, please send an email to to let us know.  You can miss one session and still earn the certificate.  You also have the option of staying at Delta Hotels at the UVM rate if you know the weather will restrict you from attending.

What do I do if I have a dietary restriction?

If you have any dietary restrictions please contact Kelly Baldwin ( and state what your dietary restrictions are so we can work with Delta Hotels.  You will also need to introduce yourself to the catering staff person when you arrive so they know who is getting the meal and they may ask you for preferences.

Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available? Also, is tuition remission available for UVM employees?

While this non-credit Certificate does not qualify for federal student grants or loans or University of Vermont scholarships, depending on your home state, this program may qualify for workforce development grants. Contact your State Department of Labor to determine which grants may support individuals seeking education to pursue opportunities for career change.

The Vermont Legislature designates a certain amount of grant money every year for Vermont residents who want to pursue education or training beyond high school. These grants are administered through VSAC, and are distributed based on financial need.

Can I enroll in this Certificate if I am an out-of-state or international student? Does the tuition rate differ if I am an out-of-state or international student?

Yes! Anyone may enroll in the program. The tuition rate is set at $1995 for all students and does not differ based on a student’s residency. You may also qualify for one of our discounts.

20% discount for:

  • PMI-CV, VBSR, or LCRCC Members
  • UVM and UVM Medical Center Affiliates
  • Registering for two or more offerings
  • Groups of two or more registering from one organization

Are payment plans available?

No formal payment plans are currently available for this program, tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning the program. You have the option of paying in full, or by making a minimum payment of $500 at registration, however, ensuring the balance due is two weeks prior to the start of the offering.

What is the payment policy?

All payments must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of this offering. A participant will not be allowed to attend this program if a balance is due.  You have the option of paying in full by credit card, or by making a minimum payment of $500 at registration, however, ensuring the balance due is two weeks prior to the start of the offering.  You will receive email reminders if you have a balance due.

If you are paying by a check or purchase order, e mail payments to:

University of Vermont CDE
322 South Prospect Street
Burlington VT 05401
ATTN:  Accounts Receivable.

What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel your attendance from this program, you must notify us via email at at least 3 days prior to the start date of this program in order to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.  If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type for a refund.

Why should I attend this program over others?

The program is taught by leading expert practitioners and academics. Multiple instructors that provide a variety of perspectives. It is designed for working professionals to minimize time away from work and family. The information you will learn can be applied immediately in your workplace, and help you better manage your organization.

Who is this program designed to serve?

  • Anyone who manages projects and has had no formal project management training
  • Experienced project managers who wish to stay current or refresh their skills
  • Beginning project managers and project team members
  • Individuals involved with initiating, planning, executing and facilitating projects
  • Team leaders, project and program leaders, functional and operations managers

Will I receive a 1098-T for this program?

1098-T forms are not issued for this program.  However, you may be eligible for a tax credit without this form if you meet IRS requirements.  For more information, please see this link or consult with a tax professional.