Advance your career by tapping into the critical competencies you require to add a badge of successful project professional. Project Management Certification is undoubtedly becoming a standard for recruitment in project related roles. Having the CPMA credential not only uniquely qualifies you for the competitive job market, but also proves that you are up to date on the Project Management Analysis (PMA) framework.

You could be part of the high-performing class of professionals in just a few short weeks. Your CPMA certification will validate your commitment to the high standards that your profession demands. Our certification makes it easier for you to join the community of professionals by delving into all the tools you need to add credibility to your resume. Click here now to register your interest.

Quality Assurance

CPMA® certification is recognised on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) as a Level 7 qualification. The SCQF is one of the national qualifications frameworks in the UK. The SCQF is a partnership between the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), College Development Network, the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Universities Scotland. The CPMA certification stands as a Level 5 qualification in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).


CPMA certification has been designed around the Project Management Analysis (PMA) framework. The PMA framework has nine components or knowledge areas:

How to complete CPMA?

We welcome professionals who will be able to stand out in the industry by achieving the certification. We also welcome individuals who are planning to develop their career in projects or a variety of roles that have some form of project responsibilities. There are three simple steps to successfully complete the certification:

Exam & Fees

In order to achieve the CPMA credential, you need to pass a computer based MCQ exam. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes and total mark is 100. You will need to get minimum 50% marks to pass the exam.

Exam duration No. of MCQs Total marks Pass marks
60 Minutes 50 MCQs 100 marks 50%

CPMA coursebook (PDF) is provided for free! You do not have to pay any fees to IQN until you sit for your exam. Currently CPMA exam fee is £99. If you unfortunately fail in your first exam attempt, you will be allowed four re-sit exam opportunities. However, all re-sit exams must be taken within two years from your first exam attempt date. Each re-sit exam fee is only £29. Successful students are issued digital certificate and transcript at no extra cost! However, in case any student require hard-copy certificate and transcript, additional fees (£99) will be applicable.

Exam fee Resit fee (each resit) Digital Certificate Coursebook
£99 £29 Free Free

Annual Maintenance and Re-certification

After successfully completing your CPMA exam, you become authorised to use CPMA post-nominal letters after your name. Annual Maintenance Fees (AMF) are required to maintain your CPMA credential. Your first Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) is due on the anniversary of passing the CPMA exam. Subsequent AMFs are due on each anniversary date thereafter. Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) is £49 per year.

Maintaining your CPMA certification is crucial to your professional growth, fluency and currency within the industry. IQN requires that you recertify by passing an online re-certification exam once every eight years. This is to ensure that you maintain the same level of knowledge demonstrated in your first exam. Re-certification exam fee is covered by your Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF). So you do not have to incur any additional cost for re-certification!

Exam Preparation

Our students either study independently or attend classes arranged by registered centres. Registered centres will also conduct the computer-based CPMA certification exam. Our CPMA coursebook is sufficient to ensure exam success. Our practice questions are important to evaluate your own progress and preparation. Our registered centres will share CPMA coursebook and practice question with you. Survey shows that majority of our students successfully complete the certification in three months. However, you can take as much time as you need for your preparation.


Stand out to your employers by gaining professional certifications alongside your degree. If you already have achieved a recognised qualification in project management, then you can claim exemption from the CPMA exam. Click here  to submit your exemption application for a free assessment. If your exemption application is successful, you will need to pay the exemption fees within 10 days of your initial application. Our exemption fees are exactly same as our exam fees.

Further Information

If you need further information about the CPMA certification, please feel free to contact us. We will be more than glad to assist you!