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German Association for Project Management

GPM and DXC Academy

Since 1995 the DXC Academy is a cooperative member of GPM and qualifies people in project management since 2000 according to the model of IPMA as a partner of GPM.

Within the framework of the GPM license system for project management qualification courses according to the GPM Kompetenzmodells® the long-standing cooperation with GPM, takes place in order to provide the market with a powerful offer for the further education of project management personnel.

The DXC Academy has already qualified and certified more than 4.000 people according to the GPM Kompetenzmodell® for their work and responsibility in projects.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V. is the German professional and trade association for project management. Founded in 1979 as a non-profit association, its statutory task is the promotion of project management, in particular training and further education as well as research and information in this field. Die GPM is the German representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

The primary statutory goal of GPM is to promote, further develop, systematize and standardize the application of project management in Germany and to disseminate it further.

With currently over 6,000 members from all areas of business, universities and the public sector as well as a large group of interested parties, GPM has become the driving force for the systematic further development of project management in Germany.

In their Work

  • GPM brings together project managers from business, universities and public administrations and thus combines theory and practice,
  • GPM creates the platform for interdisciplinary exchange of information and experiences,
  • GPM promotes the development of methodological expertise and its connection with the entrepreneurial and human environment.


IPMA is a federation consisting of a network of about 70 member associations. The member associations develop project management skills in their geographical areas of influence, interact with and develop relationships with professionals, businesses, government agencies, universities and colleges, training organizations and consulting firms.

A comprehensive portfolio of products and services supports the development of project management skills.

IPMA is the world's first project management association, founded in 1965. Originally founded as an international network for the exchange of project management experience, the organization developed into a global organization in the 1970s, organizing courses and events. In 1996, the organization was renamed IPMA (International Project Management Association) and began certification.



PM-ZERT, located in Nuremberg, is the certification body of GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V. As an organizationally and financially independent institution of GPM, PM-ZERT is responsible for the operative processing of the certifications, from the inquiry to the granting of the certificate and the re-certification.

The certification is based on ICB 4, the worldwide recognized project management standard of the IPMA International Project Management Association. Individuals can be certified in the IPMA® Levels D, C, B and A - PM-ZERT is accredited for this purpose by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

Furthermore, PM-ZERT offers the acquisition of the GPM Basic Certificate according to the 5-level GPM Competence Model. In addition to individuals, PM-ZERT also certifies organizations - with the help of the project management assessment IPMA Delta.

The PM-ZERT is certified by TÜV NORD according to ISO 9001:2015 and validated by the IPMA International Project Management Association and thus internationally recognized.