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Understanding the Pr.PM Designation
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PMSA Full or Professional Member has earned a Professional Project Manager (Pr.PM) designation when they epitomise the level of proficiency associated with an expert in the practice of project management. This unique combination of requirements makes it an elite and hard-earned designation, the awarding of which is based on an individual’s portfolio of evidence as well as peer interviews in which the various elements of proficiency – namely knowledge, skill/competencies, attributes and emotional intelligence are analysed. 

The analysis reviews the individual’s past decade of work in terms of consistent excellence across multiple projects of a required size and complexity, career achievements, ongoing professional development and contribution to the growth of the discipline. In addition, to their pursuit of higher learning in project management. Successful candidates will have a strategic focus and ability to foster a greater understanding among internal and external colleagues and stakeholders.

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NFQ8 in Project Management in addition to the NQF7 in the original area of work or technical qualification

Ten years’ working experience managing projects at least three of which were spent on projects of high complexity according to CIFTER.

(by invitation)
Long-serving PMSA Professional Members.


Areas of Demonstrable Performance

Through a portfolio of evidence of work samples, essay responses and peer interviews candidates must be able to demonstrate basic performance of the following competencies:

1.Management of stakeholder relationships

2.Management of development of the project plan

3.Management of project progress

4.Management of product acceptance

5.Management of project transitions

6. Evaluation and improvement of project and project management performance

Demonstrable evidence of attributes consistent with a professional including leadership, emotional intelligence, ethics, decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Demonstrable evidence of commitment to the profession through offering of skills, mentoring, presenting knowledge, research and / or otherwise contributing to the body of knowledge.


Applying for a Professional PM (Pr.PM) Designation

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Please consult the following documents when applying for a PMSA Professional Project Manager (Pr.PM) designation. Need assistance? Please email
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Guide: Pr.PM Professional Designation PDF (754.65 KB) Administration 2020/04/15
PMSA Statement of Authenticity PDF (174.17 KB) Administration 2020/04/15
PMSA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct PDF (449.17 KB) Administration 2020/07/21
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