Wilson Hall at James Madison University
Learn to Organize & Lead Successful Projects

Whether you are an experienced project manager or report to a project lead, JMU’s Project Management certificate program teaches you the skills and knowledge necessary to run successful projects, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Gain an Advantage with a Project Management certificate

The JMU Project Management certificate includes:

  • Intensive, focused training with PMP® certification mapping and lesson labs following the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • PMP® certified instruction from qualified instructors with years of project management experience
  • Instructor assistance with your PMP® credential application
  • Twelve months of access to practice tests
  • Certificate from the state’s premier university, which enhances your résumé
  • The education hours required for PMP® examination, administered by Project Management Institute
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Program Overview

Enhance your Professional Skills and Marketability

Professionals with the experience and expertise in planning and managing successful projects continue to be in high demand by top employers.

The Project Management Certificate Program at James Madison University is designed and developed to provide experienced professionals with the advanced skill sets necessary for organizing and leading productive projects within organizations.

Certificate Program Details

JMU’s intensive certificate program is intended for professionals who want to distinguish themselves and validate their project management expertise by obtaining the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification through Project Management Institute (PMI®).

JMU’s Project Management Certificate program provides the training hours required to sit for the PMP certification exam. For more information about applying for the certification exam, visit the PMI website at www.pmi.org. Exam cost is not included in the price of JMU’s Project Management course.

Our program thoroughly explores the inner and outer workings of project logistics, management, constraints, risks, and execution necessary to deliver projects within the desired scope.

Even if you choose not to pursue your PMP® certification, any experienced professional responsible for managing projects will benefit from this certificate and training. Whether in the private or public sector, individuals who have earned their Project Management certificate from JMU will have the expertise to execute successful projects.

Program Focus Areas:

  • Process of Project Management
  • Initiating a Project
  • Planning a Project
  • Developing and Managing Cost Estimates and Budgets
  • Planning Quality, Staffing, and Communication
  • Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses
  • Executing, Managing, and Controlling Project Work
  • Closing Project Work

Online Program
Course Investment: $2,200

June 26 - July 31, 2024
6:30-8:30 p.m., EST


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"The Project Management Certificate and training provide a framework for consistently delivering projects within Scope, on Schedule and within Budget. For the student preparing to take the PMP® exam, the course will prepare you to take and PASS the exam with confidence!"

Darryl Agee, MBA, PMP®

Hear from a Certified PMP Graduate
Meet Your Instructors



Channing Frazier, MBA, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner is a recognized ambassador of project management and prides himself on teaching project management in an engaging and understandable way. In his current role, he serves as Senior Program Manager, Business Informatics at AdventHealth. As part of his responsibilities, he administers management best practices as well as Six Sigma root cause analysis to find efficiencies that impact those receiving ambulatory and acute care. The range of projects that he manages includes Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, and Revenue Cycle Management.

Channing has a passion for working alongside organizations that impact positive change for their communities. In a previous role, he acted as the Assistant Director for Valencia College, Continuing Education, where he managed a team of project managers, subject matter experts, and coordinators in solving business challenges in a range of industries including banking, utilities, construction, medical, transportation logistics, and public safety.

The passion Channing has for business operations began while learning from analysts, technical directors, and program managers as a cost account manager (CAM). Through excellent mentorship, he became skilled in capital projects, proposal writing, and earned value management system contracts while working at Lockheed Martin, a U.S. government contractor.

Channing’s personal mission is to enhance the profession he loves by helping others to manage organizations at their highest level. It is no surprise that his service to clients is comprehensive and complete. Channing has shown the ability to transcend industry working in hospitality, higher education, grant management, defense, and healthcare over the tenure of his career.


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Tiffany Odutoye (“Tiffany-O”), M.Ed., PMP®, Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner is an Organizational Change and Business Transformation Leader. She is an author, coach, speaker, facilitator, visionary and serial entrepreneur who whole-heartedly engages with her clients to move the needle on strategic initiatives while keeping focus on what's needed, what's possible, and how to get there. Grounded by data proof-points she metamorphosizes a problem into an action plan enabling organizations to prioritize, pivot, and support the people being impacted.

Tiffany-O has over 30 years of professional growth and has rolled out several transformational enterprise level programs working with well-recognized industry-leaders including T Rowe Price, Human Resource Management Solutions, Johns Hopkins Health System, Precision Healthcare Consultants, OhioHealth, and Arthur Andersen.

When she is not working with clients, she is engaged in volunteer community activities, working on chapters for her new book, or golfing, traveling, watching movies, and entertaining friends with her husband.

Registration Information

Admission Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this class. High-speed internet connection on your own device is required when taking the online course. We recommend non-native English speakers have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 250 on the computer-based exam, or 100 on the internet-based exam.

The Project Management certificate provides the training hours required to take the PMP® certification exam through PMI®. Course fee does not cover exam cost. Certain prerequisites must be met before applying to take the certification exam. For more information regarding exam requirements, please contact Elizabeth Sacco at saccoeg@jmu.edu

Program Completion Requirements: In order to successfully complete the course and earn the certificate, students must attend all instructor-led class sessions and complete all assignments by the due date(s).

Registration Deadline:  Registration closes two weeks prior to class start date.

Additional Payment Options: Additional payment options may be available for this program. Visit the payment options page for more details. Email any questions about payment to saccoeg@jmu.edu

How to Register

Online: Credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) can only be accepted through online registration.

By Mail: Download, complete, and print the registration form and mail with check* payment to:

JMU School of Professional & Continuing Education
Attention: Professional Development
127 W Bruce St, MSC 6906
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

In-Person: You may register in-person. We are located on the 3rd floor at the JMU Ice House, 127 West Bruce St, Harrisonburg.

You will receive a registration confirmation via email once your registration has been processed. 

 *A $50 fee will be assessed for any check returned by the bank.

 For additional information including cancellation and refund policy, see Policies and Notices.

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