Online Project Management Certificate

Learn practical solutions to manage people and projects better online. Get control over task monitoring, workflows, accountability, deliverables, and team engagement. Build personalized strategies you can apply immediately at work.

Online Project Management Certificate Overview

The era of brick-and-mortar office teams is coming to an end. As we shift to virtual workspaces, almost every project has team members, clients, and stakeholders in different countries and time zones.

The Online Project Management certificate equips you with practical tools and skills to manage this transition in your own workplace.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to hold distributed teams more accountable for the quality and timeliness of their work
  • How to map out and optimize workflows and collect key metrics on team performance
  • How to use popular free tools to improve the efficiency of your own virtual team
  • How to choose low-cost technologies can help you solve an immediate need you are facing at work
  • How to evaluate full-scale virtual project management platforms to see if they would benefit your team
  • How to engage with and motivate your team members
  • The fundamentals of document management, IP security, and how to protect your assets online

Benefits of Online Project Management Training at Kompass

We don’t use a conventional one-size-fits-all approach. Our students work in different fields and face unique online project management challenges.

That’s why our course is tailored to fit the needs of each participant.

Here’s how it works:

  • Learn online at your own pace
  • Bring us your specific online project management challenges
  • Learn tools and skills that can be adapted to your needs
  • Implement what you’ve learned in real time
  • Get personalized support and coaching from an expert instructor
  • Exchange ideas and solutions with your peers in the course
  • Get real results you can continue to build on after training
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Career Paths in Online Project Management

Project managers work in many different industries, from technology and engineering to construction and healthcare.

Most industries are experiencing some degree of transition to a virtual environment. Some are moving fully online.

Typical job titles in this field include:

  • Project Leader
  • Project Controller
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Director
  • Program Manager

Course Schedule and Format

Instructor-Supported Format

Instructor-supported courses come with the support of a dedicated instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a set time period. The instructor may offer pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review or check-in sessions that students can participate in via video conferencing.

(2-4 weeks)

Virtual Leadership helps participants pivot to a new approach that enables them to hold distributed teams more accountable for the quality and timeliness of their work. Participants will learn how to structure, organize, and execute with a deliverables-based methodology that better aligns with the realities of distributed teams. Learners will understand the key enablers and barriers to improved organizational accountability and performance. Using a current project or initiative, participants will apply strategies to gain clarity and commitment through the development of responsibility matrices and process maps.

(2-4 weeks)

How do you get a team that is not even on the same playing field to work together, collectively collaboratively to achieve the objectives of your project? Creating a High-Performance Virtual Team Culture shows that it’s a lot like everything else when going virtual…you need to be more systematic, more process driven, and less reliant on your ability to improvise, hoping you do the right thing as you go. This module will outline the key areas of focus and consideration when building a high-performance team, from what characteristics and traits we need in new recruits; to onboarding to ensure the project team sets the bar high for the new team members; to aligning teams on purpose and responsibilities and celebrating our victories; to the final stage of transitioning to the new owner.

(2-4 weeks)

As teams and organizations begin to transition to working online, the need for well-designed and effectively facilitated meetings and workshops rises. Unstructured or poorly run face-to-face meetings can seem frustrating, but just wait until that same approach is online! Keeping your virtual team engaged and productive is critical to the online project manager who must facilitate meetings and workshops where participants need to be heard and discussions must be focused on resolution and moving the project forward. Participants will better understand the benefits and challenges of online facilitation, gain tips to prepare and run an online meeting or workshop, and apply their learning to their own team meeting that they must share and critique.

(2-4 weeks)

The easiest and quickest solutions for many organizations’ transition to virtual project management are free or close to it. Participants will gain a better understanding of the options and functionality of some popular low-budget tools, then apply the tool/technology of their choice to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their virtual project management team. This module begins with participants identifying an issue, task, or process that they will focus on improving through the application of a new tool or technology. Learners will identify key evaluation criteria and develop a weighted scorecard to support their own technology implementation. Product demos, group discussions, and shared research assignments create a rich learning environment where each learner has the ability to apply their learning to their own need, creating immediate impact while sharing and supporting the learning of their peers.

(2-4 weeks)

Cloud-based collaborative contract administration technology platforms abound. They can provide transparency and up-to-date real-time access to project documents, streamlining their creation, review and approvals. But they are not for the faint of heart or those implementing off the side of their desk. Participants will evaluate three to five solutions in areas such as tracking, notifications, document access, and reporting analytics. Learners will also consider the integration of tools that may already exist within their organizations, such as Tableau, Power BI, Bluebeam, Procore, and PlanGrid. The key assignment is to create a business case for a tool of choice that will solve an immediate need for their project team. Participants are free to focus on any aspect of their project and will be expected to recommend a solution that can improve planning, execution, or control processes of their distributed project team.

(2-4 weeks)

How do organizations balance the need of each project team member to be able to easily access the information they need from wherever they are with the company’s need to protect their privacy and intellectual capital? Are cloud-based storage systems secure? Can you access them from the field? DM & IP Security helps the participant determine an appropriate solution for their organization, including cloud-based storage options, document classifications, and document management systems. Participants will also create a clear policy outlining their organization’s document management practices and expectations.

(2-4 weeks)

Tools abound for organizations to incorporate workflows to reduce lead times, eliminate waste, ferment innovation, or provide dashboard data in real time. But not having a clear focus on what you want to achieve and what you need to achieve it can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavour. Workflows: UOA takes learners on a high-level overview of where workflows can have significant project impact on your bottom line before diving into the basic structure that must be developed before a workflow can even be considered. Participants map and analyze an existing organization or team process, including baseline metrics, then re-engineer it to improve overall performance using debottlenecking, streamlining, and automation.


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Weekly (Mondays)
14-28 weeks
Online (Instructor Supported)
Post-secondary education (degree or diploma) OR experience in a related field

Scholarship Offer

Register for this certificate and receive a $200 discount automatically on tuition!

Ready to start?

Classes begin every Monday!

Who Should Take the Certificate?

The Online Project Management certificate is designed for anyone working in a project management role, including:

  • Business project managers
  • Team leaders
  • Marketing project managers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Engineering project managers
  • IT project directors
  • Trades project managers

Admission requirements:

  • Post-secondary university degree or college diploma; OR
  • Relevant professional experience


*Register for a certificate and automatically receive a $200 scholarship towards tuition!*

Online Project Management Individual Classes

The chart below outlines the cost of Online Project Management classes if you choose to take them individually. Once you register for three or more classes within a certificate, you will be charged the non-refundable $200 registration fee. Individual classes must be paid in full at time of registration – click here to register for an individual class.

Online Project Management Certificate

A $200 non-refundable registration fee is charged when you register for an entire certificate. The $200 scholarship will be automatically applied to your future payments. We offer a payment plan for tuition in three equal payments of $665 at week 1, week 5, and week 9, which will be automatically charged to your method of payment unless otherwise coordinated with accounting.

We also offer an extended payment plan over 28 weeks. Please note your course must be paid in full prior to completion.

Kompass Alumni and Corporate Training Discounts

Students who successfully complete a certificate with Kompass are eligible for 20% off future certificates and classes. Group and employer discounts and custom corporate training options are available for three or more students.


*Students are responsible for purchasing these additional printed OR digital textbooks

No additional textbooks are required for this certificate

Individual Cost
Virtual Leadership, Real Accountability: Getting the Results You Need (2-4 weeks)
Workflows: Understanding, Optimizing, Automating (2-4 weeks)
Project Management Portal 1: Low Budget, Big Results (2-4 weeks)
Collaboration: Creating a High-Performance Virtual Team Culture (2-4 weeks)
Project Management Portal 2: End-to-End Control (2-4 weeks)
Online Facilitation: Maintaining Engagement and Getting Results (2-4 weeks)
Document Management and IP Security: Managing Your Most Important Assets (2-4 weeks)