Project Management Certification Programs

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. Th 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 two 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 wanting a fuller understanding of project management.

For information on how to apply for one of the program tracks, go to the GTA training and education webpage

PM Training Course Completion Policy

Participants must attend the full class and complete the course exam to get credit for the course. Participants attending the on-demand classes must complete all lessons and complete the exam. Failure to meet these requirements will result in an incomplete status for the course, and participants will not receive a course certificate. They must register for another session and retake the course.

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


Project Administrator Dale Barfield