AIGA Project Management Certificate

This Project Management Certificate for Creatives will teach you the best practices for running a project and ensuring success. The courses included cover the domains of project management and prepare you to run your client projects more smoothly and effectively. Our courses carry PDUs across PMI's talent triangle and span introductory and intermediate topics.

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Certificate Description

This online course introduces learners to the basics of project management. Throughout seven segments, learners will practice the foundational skills of project management, consider the ethics involved in leading a team, and equip you with the knowledge to improve the smooth delivery of your projects. The self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that engage students and provide opportunities to practice project management skills.

Join us for the follow up certificate in Agile Project Management where we explore similarities and contrasts between Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies, examine the principles of Scrum, and more.



Non member: $1,069
AIGA member: $919

AIGA professional development project management certificate

Topics Covered in the Course

  • Quality Management Basics
  • Project Management Team Leadership
  • Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders
  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Ethics for Project Managers
  • Managing Real World Projects

Key Features

"All project managers should participate in this course."—Lucky C.

"Really enjoyed the video responses from the project manager. He used his own past experiences to provide great solutions for managing stakeholders and issues."—Tiffany U.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was engaging and easy to follow with interesting feedback from the professionals. I refreshed my past knowledge on ethics and learned some new things. Thank you."—Gordana A.

"This course is vital to my working environment and capacity building, as it has helped me to understand and improve on my project management skills."—Robert M.

"A fundamental chapter for the formation of the personality of a balanced leader."—Simao F.

    Non member: $1,069
    AIGA member: $919

    You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

    PMI PDUs:51
    Leadership PDUs: 18.75
    Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 10.25
    Technical PM PDUs: 22
    IACET CEUs: 4.9 (Contact Hours: 51 hours)
    HRCI Credits: 51 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 28, General: 23)
    SHRM PDCs: 51

    Courses are offered in collaboration/partnership with MindEdge, a leading online learning platform that has served over 3 million learners.

    Estimated time to complete: 51 hours

    This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

    Include Common Questions from Small Business Certificate 

    Frequently Asked Questions

      Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.

      In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.  


        During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.

          Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:

          1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.

          2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community. 

          • The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
          • On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.

          3. Start learning!

          • Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
          • Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
          • Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.

            Additional courses will be coming in the next weeks and months. Please send a note to with questions about the courses and we will help you find what you need. 

              The easiest way to give back to the AIGA community is to gift a course to a fellow AIGA member. It is easy! Simply add the name and contact information for the person you wish to give the course to within the application and we will send them the information to join.

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