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.

Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years

Learning System
499.99 CPgM Self-Study Exam Prep
  • Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CPgM Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
249.99 GECB CPgM Certification Exams
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
  • Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
  • Use your premium certification right away
  • Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
  • Study materials, not included
649.99 CPgM Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
  • CPgM Learning System and exam voucher
  • 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
  • Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center
  • CMIA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • No additional costs for up 3 years
  • A digital badge and premium certificate
  • 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:

  • Have at least three years of program or project management experience
  • Have completed a high school diploma, associate's degree or equivalent, bachelor's degree or equivalent, or a master's degree or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Agree to adhere to the program manager’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Pass the CPgM certification exam

Pre requisite

  • Being a CPM (Certified Project Manager) or equivalent certification
  • Three years of practical experience in program or project management or related fields is required
  • Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but is highly recommended

Application and exam

  • Step 1: Determine your eligibility
  • Step 2: Choose your learning option
  • Step 3: Purchase your CPgM bundle
  • Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
  • Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
  • Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
  • Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.


Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.

  • 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

2023 Exam Windows

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

Learning options for any study style


Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.


Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.


Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.

Corporate and group

Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.

Last modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 11:32 AM