Is it possible to hold an IPA Institute course privately for my company?

Yes, the IPA Institute does offer our programs for private, in-house delivery. We can deliver an existing course Off-the-Shelf, or we can modify IPA Institute course materials and/or a company's training materials to develop a Tailored program addressing a company's specific needs. Visit the In-House Learning page for complete details.


Where does the IPA Institute hold public training courses?

The IPA Institute delivers public courses in major cities around the world. It is our goal to deliver IPA Institute programs close to those executing capital projects; therefore, we continuously add new locations every year. Visit the Public Course Schedule page to view current locations and dates.


Who teaches IPA Institute project management training courses?

IPA Institute training courses are instructed by IPA project and research analysts who have extensive experience evaluating capital projects and performing research on capital project issues.


Who attends IPA Institute courses?

Any capital project professional with relevant experience may attend our public courses. Common industries represented include oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mining and minerals, consumer products, and related industries.

Common job functions include Project Manager, Project Director, Project Engineer, Design Manager, Construction Manager, Project Controls Specialist, Operations and Maintenance, Contractor Personnel, and more.


Is it necessary for my company to be an existing IPA client in order to attend a course?

No, it is not necessary to be an existing IPA client in order to attend an IPA Institute course.


What level of experience is required to attend an IPA Institute course?

The level of experience varies per course, although most IPA Institute courses require knowledge of basic project management principles and experience working with the types of projects covered in the program. 


Does the IPA Institute offer discounted public course registration fees?

Yes, the IPA Institute offers a 10% Early Registration discount to those who register for a public course at least 1 month in advance of the course's start date. Group Discounts are available to companies sending four or more attendees to the same public course (25% discount on the fourth registration). All discount information is communicated on each individual public course registration website.


Can I earn Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) by attending IPA Institute courses?

Yes, the IPA Institute is a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP). PMI credential holders can claim PDUs after attending IPA Institute courses. PDU details are communicated on each individual public course registration website as the number of PDUs vary from course to course.


How do I claim PDUs?

You must be a PMI credential holder (PMP, etc.) in order to claim PDUs through PMI. After each course, all participants are provided with detailed instructions to claim PDUs for that particular course. General instructions can be found online at The IPA Institute recommends all participants keep on file their registration form, certificate, brochure, and course materials as proof of attendance in case PMI decides to run an audit.


What is the typical format of an IPA Institute course? 

All IPA Institute courses are delivered in a traditional classrom setting, consisting of lectures supported with presentation slides, active class discussions, and exercises / case studies presented in a breakout setting.


How do I pay to attend a public IPA Institute course?

Online registration and payment is the easiest method. The fee is due and payable to the Institute at the time of registration and the IPA Institute accepts all major credit cards. A receipt is automatically generated and sent to you once you have completed all the registrations steps. The IPA Institute also offers a "Purchase Order" payment option for those who are unable to pay via credit card. Each individul public course registration website communicates specific details on how to exercise this option.


What is the public course cancellation policy?

If cancellation should be necessary, the IPA Institute requires written notification by fax (+1 703-726-5335) or contact the IPA Institute. The policy states that:

  • A substitute can be appointed at any time without penalty
  • If the cancellation occurs at least 30 days before the course, the registration fee will be fully refunded
  • If the cancellation occurs between 7 days and 30 days of the course, upon your request, you will receive course credit equivalent to one-half (1/2) of the paid registration fee paid towards a different course. Course credits are valid for 1 year from the date of the originally scheduled course and are for the use of the original attendee only. You may transfer to a different course only once
  • If the cancellation occurs 7 days before the course, or less, you may cancel by sending written notification before the course begins, which will forfeit 80 percent of the course fee
  • If you do not show up for the course, you will forfeit your entire registration fee
  • To make changes to your registration or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IPA Institute
  • The IPA Institute reserves the right to cancel a course up to 15 calendar days prior to the start date. In the event of course cancellation by the IPA Institute, all registered participants will be provided a complete refund
  • If you are registered for a course and do not attend, you will be charged the full amount for the course. If you are unable to attend the course, you or your company may appoint a substitute at any time without penalty. However, should you cancel your registration within 30 days of the course, only half of the registration fee will be returned. If you cancel before this timeframe, the entire registration fee will be returned.




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