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Certification Programs

Project Manager Certification Program 

To help state agencies build expertise in project management, GTA sponsors the Project Manager Certification Program. The program is designed to better align traditional project management to state business practices. The program provides the project manager with skills beyond the traditional Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential. The curriculum, assessments, reviews, and coaching – which are provided by GTA staff – have been structured to teach state project managers how to ensure a project delivers a valuable business solution in support of an agency’s mission. There is no charge to state agencies for courses taught by GTA staff. 

Participants in this program take one of three tracks to achieve certification. 

  • The first track, Georgia Certified Project Manager certification, requires the participant to hold the PMP® credential and have managed projects for at least two years in the state of Georgia system. 
     
  • The second track, Associate Project Manager certification, is designed for participants not holding the PMP® credential or for those wanting a fuller understanding of project management. 
     
  • The third track, Executive Certificate in Project Management, is designed for management personnel who either manage project managers or oversee projects, programs, or portfolios at a senior level in the organization.

All participants must complete and submit a program application and PM competency assessment to Charlie Milstead (charles.milstead@gta.ga.gov). Both documents can be downloaded from Related Files below, along with a list of required courses for each track.

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

Business Analysis Associate Certification 

GTA offers Business Analysis training through B2T Training, www.b2ttraining.com. The courses are taught by B2T Training staff and lead to a Business Analysis Associate certification, which can be applied toward certification with the International Institute of Business Analysis, www.iiba.org

Participants must successfully complete the four courses below, beginning with Essential Skills for Business Analysis. Select the course title to view a course description. 

Agencies are charged a per person training fee, which is shown with the course name below. Classes require a minimum of nine participants and may not exceed 16 participants. 

To register for a course, visit the GTA Learning Center.

Essential Skills for Business Analysis
Feb. 12-15, 2018 (4 days) cost: $1700

Business Process Analysis
March 13-15, 2018 (3 days) cost: $1400

Detailing Business Data Requirements
April 24-26, 2018 (3 days) cost: $1400

Use Case Modeling and Solutions Requirements
May 22-24, 2018 (3 days) cost: $1400