GECB - Certified Program Manager. Get Certified

Are you ready to take your program management career to the next level? Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead complex programs and initiatives with confidence? Then the Certified Program Manager (CPgM) certification program is for you. As a Certified Program Manager, you'll be equipped with the tools and expertise needed to manage large, complex programs that span multiple projects, teams, and stakeholders. You'll learn how to identify and mitigate risks, manage budgets and resources, and ensure that your programs are aligned with your organization's strategic goals.

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based 

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  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
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  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
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  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


Certified Program Manager (CPgM) is a professional certification program designed for experienced program managers and certified project managers (CPM). The CPgM certification program is designed to validate the advanced-level skills, knowledge, and experience required to effectively manage multiple interdependent projects and programs that align with organizational objectives.

Once you enroll in our program, you'll have access to a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of program management, including program initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure. Since our certification is developed by industry experts and fellow program managers, you’ll have a practical understanding of wide range of topics, including program strategy, governance, stakeholder management, benefits realization, risk management, resource management, project management methodologies as well as the opportunity to apply what you've learned through real-world case studies and simulations.

The CPgM certification is important for professionals who are seeking to advance their careers in program management. By earning this certification, candidates can demonstrate their expertise in managing complex programs and can be recognized as leaders in their organizations.

The CPgM certification program is rigorous and requires candidates to pass an exam that tests their understanding of program management principles, practices, and tools.

Overall, the CPgM certification program is an excellent way for experienced program managers to demonstrate their mastery of program management principles and to advance their careers in this growing field.

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a Certified Program Manager (CPgM) can provide significant benefits for individuals looking to advance their career in program management. The certification validates the individual's knowledge, skills, and expertise in program management, demonstrating their commitment to the profession and their ability to lead and manage complex programs.

In addition to demonstrating expertise, the certification can also increase earning potential and job opportunities. Many organizations now require or prefer candidates with certifications in program management for senior positions, and having a CPgM certification can give individuals a competitive edge in the job market.

Furthermore, obtaining the certification can also enhance one's professional network and provide opportunities for continuing education and professional development. The certification program offers access to a community of certified program managers and resources to help individuals stay up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in program management. Overall, getting certified as a CPgM can provide individuals with the tools and credentials necessary to advance their career and excel in program management.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the Certified Program Manager (CPgM) certification program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding the CSPM designation
  • Holding a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Having at least three years of program or project management experience
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner.

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of program management.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Program Manager (CPgM), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CPgM program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CPgM certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CPgM exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CPgM exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CPgM exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • Module 1 Program Management Essentials
  • Module 2 Program life cycle and program management processes
  • Module 3 Program Planning and Execution
  • Module 4 Program Change Management
  • Module 5 Program performance measurement and reporting
  • Module 6 Program Management Tools and Techniques
  • Module 7 Program Closure and Transition
  • Module 8 Program governance models and frameworks

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2024 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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