PM Certificate (Online)

Project Management Online Extension Certificate




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The Project Management Online Extension Certificate program allows you to work at a time and place that is convenient for you. This online curriculum incorporates interactive dialogue among course instructors and learners. 

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Important Notice

The Project Management Extension Certificate is being revised for January 02, 2018, due to the release of the new Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition.  Students must complete all courses in the extension certificate for the (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition by the end of December 18, 2017.  The Project Management Final Assessment Paper can be completed by December 13, 2018.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Student & Program Liaison, Jessica Charney by email or phone 403.440.8630.


  • Prepare for a career in the field of project management
  • Earn an internationally recognized credential
  • Prepare to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® exams
  • Update your job skills that require project management

Program Format

  • Online – Complete the 4 required courses (120 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Classroom certificate also available.  

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Earn credit towards a degree/diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information, contact Business and Professional Education at or 403.440.8937.

Online Program Notes

  • Check the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform prior to registering for any of the courses.
  • The online courses are not independent study. They are facilitated by our instructors to guide you through an interactive learning experience at an accelerated pace.
  • Online students can expect to complete all or a combination of the following: participation with classmates on Discussion Board, questions of the week and a final exam. To ensure that your computer has the proper system requirements necessary for online learning please check your Technical Requirements.
  • The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Textbook (required): Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013 available at the BookStore.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, CAPM, PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Required Courses
Fall '16
Winter '17
Spring '17
Overview and Initiating Processes
Planning Processes
Executing, Monitoring and Controlling,
and Closing Processes
Final Assessment Paper
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.


Note: The following courses are interchangeable:

  • Project Management: An Overview (classroom)
  • Project Management Online, Module 1: Overview and Initiating Processes
  • Construction Project Management: An Overview

The other courses in all 3 programs (Project Management Extension Certificate, Project Management Online Extension Certificate and Project Management in Construction Extension Certificate) are not interchangeable.

Required Courses

Project Management Online, Module 1: Overview and Initiating Processes
Become familiar with the ten knowledge areas of project management: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management. Gain insight into all of the processes involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects. Examine in detail the processes included in the initiating processes group.

Subject code: XPRM 20002 15 Hours. Fee: $535 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50086
Online May 3-31
CRN 50087
Online May 3-31

Project Management Online, Module 2: Planning Processes
The planning processes are examined in detail with supporting exercises that illustrate key tools and techniques and outputs. Processes are included from the ten project knowledge areas: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement and stakeholder management. 

Subject code: XPRM 20003 45 Hours. Fee: $1,485  
CRN 50141
Online May 3-June 14

Project Management Online, Module 3: Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing Processes
Bring your project from execution through monitoring and controlling to completion. Examine in detail key outputs such as change control, contracts, performance reports, project plan updates, as well as analyses of schedule, budget, risk, quality and stakeholder improvements. Create a close-out report and contract closure. 

Subject code: XPRM 20004 30 Hours. Fee: $1,190
CRN 50143 Online May 17-June 21

Project Management - Final Assessment Paper
Course details

Student Testimonials

"I’m very glad that ---- after thoroughly researching the available possibilities --- I enrolled in this straightforward and logically constructed project management program, consisting of three main modules and a final assessment paper available three different times throughout the year. I found the instructors exceedingly helpful and the tuition very reasonable. Another plus is that it is offered through the Internet, so one can pursue it while residing anywhere in the World. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in project management." - Gabor Pataki, International Student from UK

"Thanks to Mount Royal for making this course available online which enabled me to take this course while on project assignment - virtually anywhere I am." - John Coloso, Turnover Coordinator, Froth Treatment - Horizon Project, Canadian Natural Resources, Inc.

"The online PM certificate program allowed me the flexibility needed to take on further study while working in remote locations. The course material has become a valuable working guide for all of my future projects, and has improved my level of quality in project work." - Brian Baker, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., Project Management Online Graduate

"Online option has been excellent given that I have moved from Calgary to Vancouver and was still able to complete my courses through Mount Royal." - Karen Quine, Project Management Online Graduate

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Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.8630 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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