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Certified Project Leader

For Owner, Contractor, Designer, Construction Manager, and Subcontractor project leaders at all levels from C-Suite to Foreman

Now, you can become an IPI Certified Project Leader proving you are well prepared to know how to make partnering work on your projects. Sharing your IPI designation confirms that you are someone who knows how to Deliver Partnering That Works™. From Foremen, Project Superintendents and Project Managers to Principals, COOs, and CEOs, the IPI Project Leader Certification is for you!

Upon completion of the Quarterly IPI Project Leader Certification, candidates will be able to:

  • Know how to create a high trust culture on their projects
  • Build a high performing project team
  • Prevent and resolve project issues

These are the steps on your Certified Project Leader (IPI) journey:

1. Submit an application and pay the application fee
2. Complete the three courses (detailed list below):

    • Course #1: Collaborative Partnering: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PT) live virtual - available the first Thursday.   
    • Course #2: Trusted Leader: recorded hour kick-off session - the six-module, 30-Day, self-study course - followed by the instructor's office hours via email. 
    • Course #3: Preventing and Resolving Project Disputes: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ( PT) live virtual - available the third Thursday.
    • Added Couse Benefits: Access to our Project Leader Certification recorded review session - available once the above three courses have been completed.

3. Pass the final exam 
4. Get recognized - when you earn your Project Leader certification, use the "IPI" designation and plan to be celebrated at the next IPI Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony
5. Keep your certification current - Certified Project Leaders are required to renew their certification every three years

Project Leaders who know how to make partnering work save money, time, stress, and rise quickly in their organization.


  • $1,500 for IPI members

  • $2,250 for non-members - join IPI and save!

Group pricing is also available - contact IPI to learn more.

testimonies from certified project leaders

Tour of the New IPI Project Certification - Webinar Recording

To learn more about the Project Leader Certification and what to expect throughout the certification process, hear directly from certification leader and IPI founder Sue Dyer, MBA, MIPI by clicking the link below. This pre-recorded webinar was designed to help interested candidates understand the certification program.


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