Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro)

Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro)

The PMD Pro Story

PMD Pro is a globally recognized project management certification for development professionals. The idea for PMD Pro began in 2007, when LINGOs (which later merged with Humentum and Mango to become Humentum) began to work with a group of international NGOs to collectively define and agree upon principles and best practices in project management in the development sector. That early group, which included Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam, and others, as well as representatives from The Project Management Institute (PMI). It received funding from The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation to develop a framework for the PMD Pro curriculum, which was then field tested by more than 200 practitioners representing 15 NGOs working in 20 countries. With feedback from that initial testing and additional funding from APMG, PMD Pro was launched in 2010 in Johannesburg and Zambia. Today, there are more than 17,000 development professionals certified in PMD Pro, from 153 countries around the world.

Humentum's PMD Pro Portfolio

At Humentum, we offer a variety of courses that can lead to PMD Pro 1 certification. These include PMD Pro 1: The Essentials of Project Management, offered face-to-face around the world; as well as our PMD Pro 1 Flex courses, in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. The PMD Pro 1 face-to-face course includes the certification exam as part of the three-day workshop; the flex courses does not include the exam as part of course of study. Learn more about certification here.  

For those certified in PMD Pro 1 who wish to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to professional development in this area, there is a PMD Pro Level 2 Certification. Humentum offers a self-paced online course, PMD Pro 2 Exam: Practice and Preparation, that can be taken at any time. Learn more about PMD Pro Level 2 Certification here.

PMD Pro Success Stories

PMD Pro certification isn't just for individuals; it can be offered to teams or entire organizations. Learn more! Read about how we worked with Plan International's Regional Office of the Americas to boost their project management skills through PMD Pro 1 certification. And then, learn about our award-winning PMD Pro Flex collaboration with Action Against Hunger in Nigera.