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Project Management Certificate

Program Start: 13 September 2023 - In Session
Location: Online
Credit Granting Institution: U of R


Gain knowledge, skills, models and methods based on The Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Version 6 and the new Version 7 published in 2021.

The global standard of project management supports project professionals to plan and execute quality projects on schedule, on budget and consistent with the objectives of the sponsoring organization.  Applying sound project management principles helps organizations across a broad range of industries and professions deliver value through successful planning and delivery.

The Project Management Certificate is designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced project managers facing new challenges and novice managers who are new to project management.

The Certificate is designed to meet the professional development needs of experienced Project Managers facing new challenges and novice Managers who are new to project management.

Each individual course is worth 14 PDUs with PMI Saskatchewan. Students who complete the Project Management Certificate gain in demand skills and become University of Regina Alumni.

"Employers rank Project Management in the top 3 in demand skills in the province" – Insightrix®, 2021.

Who is it for?

  • experienced Project Managers
  • Managers new to project management
  • anyone looking to grow their career with project management skills and expertise
  • students from faculties such as business and engineering who want to enhance their resumé and gain a competitive advantage

Course hours can be used towards the Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certification application for credits, subject to credit approval upon review.

NOTE: Every 6 hours of learning equals 1 Gold Seal credit.

Course Descriptions

Fundamental Project Management Principles (Prerequisite) - Sep 13-15, 8:30am-12:30pm
Learn the fundamental models, methods and artifacts that support effective project management.  Topics include project initiation, planning, controlling, implementing and closing.  You will examine the role of the project manager with respect to leadership, team and stakeholder communications; common project management terminology; and how to apply principles to guide the behaviours that drive value for projects, products and portfolios in the workplace.

Project Planning and Scheduling (Prerequisite) - Sep 26-28, 8:30am-12:30pm
This course provides you with practices and techniques to coordinate project elements effectively and ensure that your project includes all critical stages and resources.  You will cover project initiation, scope planning, project plan development and execution, scheduling development, monitoring and control, as well as project change control.

Project Quality Processes and Management (Required) - Oct 23-25, 8:30am-11:30am
Learn the process required to ensure that your project will satisfy the needs for which the project was undertaken.  You will learn quality planning, quality assurance and quality control.

Project Risk and Uncertainty Management (Required) - Nov 7-9, 8:30am-11:30am
The failure of Project Managers to assess project risks has been a major cause of project failures.  In this course, you learn to identify, analyze and mitigate project risks, as well as implement and communicate a risk management plan to clients and management.  You will also explore best practices in innovative risk reduction from various industries.

Stakeholder, Team, and Communications Management (Required) - Nov 29-Dec 1, 8:30am-11:30am
This course is designed to teach you how to develop an effective and cohesive project team through improved leadership, team building, and communication skills in an environment that fosters team cooperation.  Participants learn and practice proven team building, motivational, and conflict resolution techniques to help them realize the most from their human resources.

Project Value Management (Required) - Dec 6-8, 8:30am-11:30am
Learn the fundamentals of resource planning, including cost and procurement activities related to the defining, sequencing and duration estimation of activities, and resources and related cost estimation, cost management and control.  You will learn how to use effective tools to ensure the project is completed on schedule and within budget.  Your instructor uses case studies, hands-on exercises and problem analysis to simulate the preparation of the project plan.

Project Management Practicum (taken last) (Required) - Dec 13-15, 8:30am-12:30pm
This course takes you through the entire lifecycle of a project using the initiating, planning, implementing, controlling and closeout phases of project management.  You will be given a case study and employ the knowledge gained from previous courses.  You will go through the exercise of meeting deliverables with tight deadlines, dealing with group development issues, managing conflict and meeting customer expectations.


  • Comprised of:  7 courses
  • Duration: 14hrs per course X 7 = 98hrs total
  • Achievement: Project Management Certificate
  • Assessment: Course completion based on pass/fail assigned by instructor.  Based on 80% attendance of each day synchronous learning; completing assignments and group work; and active participation.  You must commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.
  • Completion timeline: Within three years from the term in which you begin the program.

*Students must commit to all modules days.*

Tuition: $4,865*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


Funding Opportunities: Our non-credit programs may qualify for the Canada Training Credit and Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant


*GST and PST will be added to the tuition cost.


Note: all Professional Development Certificates are non-credit/non-academic and do not offer course credit at the Universities, Sask Polytech, or other academic institutions.


PLEASE NOTE: This course is not eligible for a T2202A tax slip.  Courses must be a minimum of 10 hours classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks to qualify.

This course is not eligible for International admission.

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