Foundations of Project Management Certification

Project Management Fundamentals Certification


Why Should You Earn This Certification?

The role of a Project Manager has evolved over the years; however, one thing remains consistent - that is the need for qualified resources to fill the Project Manager role.  If anyone is looking to build their foundation in Project Management or have not yet tested the waters and are curious as to what all the buzz is about - this certification is for you!  This program provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to function in an entry-level project management role.  It has been designed to not only introduce you to all of the core concepts, but to provide you with hands-on experience with developing a project and testing your learnings throughout.  This certification is a great first step into the world of project management.  The program also meets the education pre-requisite for CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification offered through PMI. 

Credential you will earn: Project Management Fundamentals Certification from the Center for Professional Development @IUN.

Course length: 32 hours


Pricing Information


All organizations utilize project management in some way. Projects are temporary programs that are unique to the day-to-day operations of the organization. Individuals who are adept at planning, executing, and controlling these projects are called project managers.

This program is designed to give participants an entry level understanding of the project management world and will provide a credential for those seeking to pursue a career in project management. Successful participants will earn the Project Management Fundamentals Certification from the Center for Professional Development @IUN. Enrollment in the university is not required. In addition, completion of the course will meet the education requirement for the Certified Assistant in Project Management (CAPM) certification exam offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Topics covered during the course include:

  • Integration management
  • Scope management
  • Schedule management
  • Cost management
  • Quality and procurement management
  • Resource management
  • Communication and stakeholder management
  • Risk management


Karen Teeter

The Foundations of Project Management Certification will be taught by Karen M. Teeter.  Karen is able to draw upon her twenty years of Project Management experience to inspire future Project Managers.  Karen has worked in a variety of industries and has managed projects for both Operation and Technology Organizations.   Karen's classroom philosophy is to encourage students through active engagement to think creatively and strategically to become experts within their field.  She believes that it is through the acquisition of knowledge, hands on experience and knowing the appropriate balance of both the Technical and Emotional Intelligence skills that allows Project Managers to be at their very best.  Karen holds a Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree in Business Administration and is an active member of the Project Management Institute. She is also VP of Professional Development for the PMI Calumet Chapter, Volunteers through Lake County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) office and is the mother of two college aged students.   

Price Includes
  • Instructor-led activities and projects through which a PMP expert guides you through learning the material
  • Registration fees
Program Certification Requirements
  • Design a project using program content; consulting assistance provided while the course is in progress
  • Project presentation on final day representing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as adjustments based on feedback received throughout the course.