Certification Process

NICPP offers a comprehensive certification process in program and project management. Each level of certification is respectively set on distinct criteria to be eligible for its assessment and certification. The successive levels reflect the change in expectations from a professional in increasingly complex programs and projects through their professional journey.

To attain certification at each level, each candidate will require a minimum threshold of work experience as a pre-qualification. Rigorous assessment at each level shall thoroughly test the professional’s competencies.

The cornerstone of NICPP certification are a rigorous and trusted assessment system. The assessments shall be based on InBoK with an increasing level of difficulty as well increasing focus on Programmatic skills for each level of certification.

How to Apply?

  • Step I - Registration: The candidates will register on NICPP Portal with the help of the instructions and guidelines provided. The candidate will begin the application process with the following details: Name, Email ID, and Phone Number. They will now receive an OTP on registered mobile number and the email ID which he has to enter to start the process. The candidates can now set a password.

  • Step II - Application Form: The candidate will now fill in the basic details (personal details, educational qualification, and work experience) and also upload documents (such as Passport Size photo, signature, Government ID, work experience proof, education proof).

          Once submitted, the candidate can see the level he/she is eligible for.

  • Step III - Initial Screening: After the candidate has submitted the form, the form will undergo initial screening which will assure that the information filled by the candidate aligns with the documents that have been uploaded. (Not Applicable for Level 0)

  • Step IV - Enrolment Fee: Once the documents have been approved by the Desktop Assessor, candidate will pay the enrolment fee, charged as per the level of certification, he/she is eligible for.

  • Step V - Training: After the payment of the enrolment fee, candidates can now access the mandatory training module on the NICPP portal.

  • Step VI - Slot Booking: Once the training has ended, the candidate can book the slot for his/her examination as per the availability. The candidate can also cancel/reschedule the examination only once, which will also be based on the availability of the slots.

  • Step VII - Examination: The candidate shall perform a system check and give a mock test to check the compatibility of the portal with the respective systems. On the day of the examination, the candidate shall enter the examination link at least 15 minutes before the examination starts so that the ID check can be performed on time. The candidate has to show the same ID that he/she has uploaded during filling the application form.    

           The examination pattern will be based on the level of certification of the candidate.

  • Step VIII - Result Declaration: The news of the result declaration will be informed to the candidate via mail.

  • Step IX - Certification Fee: After the result has been declared, all the candidates who have passed the examinations have to pay the certification fee.

  • Step X - Background Verification: Background Verification will be performed for the candidates who have paid the certification fee. (Not Applicable for Level 0)

  • Step XI - Certification: The candidates whose verification has been successful will be awarded the NICPP certification. This certification will be valid for 3 Years for Level I, II, III and IV and 2 Years for Level 0.