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IPI Project leader certification training

We hear everyday how construction leaders feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and stressed.


The IPI Project Leader Certification trainings help construction project leaders stop feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and stressed, by teaching them a tried-and-true framework and tools, so they know how to save 5% of time and money, create a high trust culture, and negotiate like a master- With this, they feel confident and prepared for any project issue that comes their way. Many report they are having fun for the first time in many years.

Now, you can become an IPI Certified Project Leader proving you are well prepared to know how to make partnering work on their projects. Once certified, sharing your IPI designation after your name will confirm 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!

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.


Check Out If YOU are a Good Candidate to Become IPI Certified?

What makes a good candidate for the certification?


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.
    • Course #2: Trusted Leader: self-study course recorded with an on demand kick-off session- six-modules, including a 30-Day challenge, followed by the instructor's office hours via email to answer any questions you have.
    • Course #3: Preventing and Resolving Project Disputes: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ( PT) live virtual.
    • Added Couse Benefits: Detailed course workbooks, pdfs of course slides, and access to our Project Leader Certification recorded Final Exam 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


Grab this Detailed List of Steps to Becoming an IPI Certified Project Leader

Detailed steps to becoming certified

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

testimonies from certified project leaders


  • $1,500 for IPI members

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

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



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