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ISO 21502 Foundation

Why Should You Attend?

The PECB ISO 21502 Foundation presents the basic concepts and principles of project management based on the guidelines of ISO 21502. This training course helps you understand the application of integrated and individual project management practices, such as overseeing and directing a project, scope management, resources management, quality management, etc.

After completing the training course, you can sit for the exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 21502 Foundation” credential. The internationally recognized certificate demonstrates that you possess general project management competencies. 

Who Should Attend?

The ISO 21502 Foundation training course is intended for:

  • Individuals seeking knowledge on the basic concepts of project management
  • Project managers and members of project teams who want to get acquainted with ISO 21502 guidelines  
  • Individuals engaged in or responsible for delivering project outcomes and managing project risks 
  • Individuals wishing to pursue a career in project management 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts, approaches, and methodologies of project management
  • Utilize the ISO 21502 guidelines for project management 
  • Understand the application of integrated and individual project management practices in accordance with ISO 21502 guidelines

Educational Approach

The training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with graphics and practical examples
  • Interactions between the trainer and participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes with stand-alone questions intended to prepare the participants for the exam


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to project management concepts, prerequisites for formalizing project management, and integrated project management practices

    Day 2: Management practices for a project and certificate exam

  • The exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certificate Programme. It covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of project management

    Domain 2: Integrated and individual project management practices 

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. For more information about ISO 21502 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to Certification Rules and Policies.

    The PECB ISO 21502 Foundation certification scheme has the following requirements:

    Designation Training Course Exam Professional experience PMSMS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certificate Holder in ISO 21502 Foundation Complete the PECB ISO 21502 Foundation Training Course Pass the PECB ISO 21502 Foundation exam None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course.
    • PECB will provide over 200 pages of instructional materials containing explanations, guidance, and practical examples.
    • An attestation of course completion worth 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued. 
    • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free. 

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