PM Skills® Certified Professionals (PMSCP™)
Backed by years of industry practice and project management experience, PM Skills® is on a mission to make the most valuable (and hardest to teach) skills accessible and easier to master for learners. Each course in the PM Skills® professional track is a detailed exploration into the skills and tools that make projects easier to manage and help teams work harmoniously towards their common goal: project success. This is not test prep—the goal of PM Skills® and the PMSCP™ certification is to prepare project leaders and teams to guide their organizations towards better team performance and project completion.
The PM Skills® PMSCP™ certification is completely self-paced (no travel required) which provides the most flexibility in completing the curriculum around your already busy schedule. The program includes 14 course sections covering a range of key interpersonal skills for project leaders. The learner must complete all course sections before taking the PMSCP™ certification exam. The course includes several modules, challenging practical application, and superior support from Acuity Institute Experts. On average, students complete the course in 44 hours (average completion time, actual time may vary).
No prerequisites for this certification.
PM Skills® Certified Professionals (PMSCP™) Online Certification Course Package
- Includes 12 months to complete. The course is self-paced and can be completed in less time.
- IACET Continuing Education Units: 4.2 CEU’s
- PMI® Professional Development Units: 42 PDU’s
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Course Certification Requirements
Upon completing these requirements, you will be awarded PM Skills® PMSCP™ Certification.
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Interpersonal Skills for Project Leaders course and exam*
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Communication course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Conflict Management course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Negotiation course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Critical Thinking and Decision-Making course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Leadership course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Team Development course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Interaction and Engagement course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Change Management course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Analysis and Problem-Solving course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Embracing Risk and Uncertainty course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Tailoring and Adaptability course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Planning and Project Design course and exam
- Successful completion of PM Skills® Expanding Focus and Alignment course and exam
- Successful completion of PMSCP® Certification Exam
Upon completing these requirements, you will be awarded the PM Skills® PMSCP™ Certification. Certification from PM Skills® includes a Digital Badge and certificate. All PM Skills® courses carry Project Management Institute Professional Development Units (PDUs).
What is a Digital Badge?
A digital badge is a verified graphic representation of your Acuity certificate. It is embedded with data that provides context, meaning, and details of the certification you earned. The digital badge is provided at no cost to you.
Benefits to claiming your digital badge include:
- Easily share your digital badge on social and professional media, link to it from any email or document, add it to an email signature, and embed it in a blog or website
- Your certification can be verified online in real time with just one click
- Access labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs
Upon successful completion of the PM Skills® courses, students will be required to achieve a passing mark of 70% or higher on the PMSCP™ exam. The exam consists of 200 questions covering material from the 14 PM Skills® courses. The following highlights the exam.
- Along with all 14 PM Skills® courses, the PMSCP™ exam is included in the cost of the course bundle. Students will have 3 attempts to successfully pass the exam (70% or higher).
The exam is administered online. Students will need to have an active internet connection to complete the exam.
- The exam consists of 200 questions. The questions are randomly selected and cover material from all 14 PM Skills® courses.
- Students have a maximum of 2 hours to complete the exam.
- Once the exam is complete, the student will be notified immediately if they passed the exam. Students will not have access to their answers; this information is kept confidential.
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Acuity Institute wants the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible, we are here to help you succeed. We understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts about tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Help Desk. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and/or answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question/answer.
IACET Continuing Education Units (Accreditation)
Acuity Institute has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Acuity Institute has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of our Authorized Provider membership status, Acuity Institute is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards. The primary purpose of a CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed one or more significant non-credit educational experiences.
PMI® Professional Development Units
Acuity Institute is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Being an Authorized Training Partner allows Acuity Institute to grant Professional Development Units (PDUs) to customers who complete our qualified programs. As an Authorized Training Partner, Acuity Institute has agreed to abide by the PMI® established quality assurance criteria. PMI® is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Blended Learning Training
In addition to e-Learning courses, Acuity Institute offers customized Blended Learning training options for corporations.
Acuity’s Blended Learning training combines online training with live, facilitated workshops facilitated by one of Acuity Institute’s leading industry facilitators. This model provides two benefits for your team:
- Reduces the time spent in the classroom, away from other responsibilities
- Provides learner access to the training to learn at their own pace and review the content as often as they need
The live workshops are focused on the practical application of the methodology and tools in the workplace environment. The number of workshops and the schedule for workshops can be modified to meet your team’s needs. Contact our team to learn more about Blended Learning for your team.
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