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CPPS certification overview

Certified Practising Project Sponsor (CPPS) validates your capability as a project sponsor who can ensure the project delivers the agreed business benefits and provide support and governance to both the project manager and the project. You will need to have over 10 years’ of experience in practice, and have sponsored at least two projects over the past five years.

Price: $2,570 (inclusive of GST)

Benefits of RegPM™ certification

The Australian Institute of Project Management’s certification levels are the utmost recognition for project management professionals.


Demonstrate your capability to sponsor projects and guide business success.

Competitive edge

RegPM™ certified project professionals in Australia earn a median salary 14% higher than those without RegPM™ certification, according to the AIPM’s most recent Project Management Salary Report Australia. 


Drive your career forward with the confidence to support project and business goals.

Power your career progression with a project sponsor certification

Find out how to get the competitive edge at any career stage with RegPM™ certification.

RegPM™ certification brochure

Eligibility for CPPS

  • Do you have 10+ years’ of experience in practice?
  • Do you have an understanding of project management practices and knowledge?
  • Do you have a record of accomplishment of sponsoring projects which deliver benefits aligned to organisational strategy?
  • Have you sponsored projects that have organisational strategic impacts?
  • Do you have a proven record of mentoring, coaching or guiding project managers on projects they are managing?
  • Can you provide documentary evidence of at least two projects you have sponsored over the past five years?

RegPM certification provided me with a career path. I have now achieved CPPE and CPPS and thoroughly enjoyed the process.

Lesley Bentley FAIPM CPPS, member since 2001

Apply for a RegPM™ certification

Certification is exclusive to AIPM members as this is the ultimate pairing to drive project management success.

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