Google Project Management Certificate

Get started in the high-growth field of project management with a professional certificate developed by Google. Discover how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, using traditional and agile methods.

  • No relevant experience required
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Under 10 hours of study a week*

Get a job in project management, with help from Google

Learn the foundations of project management and get the job-ready skills you need to kick-start your career in a fast-growing field.

$62,000+

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Median salary in project management1

42,000

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In-demand job openings in project management1

Learn online, in partnership with Coursera

Fast and flexible, the project management curriculum is hosted on Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms, so you can learn at the pace that’s right for you.

Qualify for in-demand jobs in project management

Whether at a small company or a large enterprise organization, project managers are responsible for planning, organising and running projects so they can be delivered on time and on budget.

  • Project manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Project assistant
  • Operations manager
  • Operations associate
  • Program manager
  • Scrum master
  • Project associate
  • Project analyst
  • Project administrator
  • Technical project manager

Learn more about the certificate

Entry Level

Project Management Certificate

This fully online program provides the skills you need for an entry-level job in project management, with no relevant experience required.

You’ll learn about:

  • Estimating time and budgets
  • Running effective meetings and managing stakeholders
  • Identifying and managing risks
  • Applying Agile and Scrum frameworks
  • Leadership skills and navigating team dynamics
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  • Foundations of Project Management

  • Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project

  • Project Planning: Putting it All Together

  • Project Execution: Running the Project

  • Agile Project Management

  • Capstone: Applying Project Management in the Real World

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs in technology and more

Complete the Google Project Management Certificate at your own pace.

Improve your interview technique and resume with access to career resources.

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More opportunities for everyone

Education and technology are keys to opportunity, but so are equity and access.

To support access to the Google Career Certificates, we’ve provided a Google.org grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Career Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 scholarships.

These scholarships are distributed through NPower Canada, in collaboration with youth and workforce development non-profits like AIM CROIT, Indspire, Maison de l’amitié, Pathways to Education, Toronto Public Library, and the YMCA, focusing on Canadians from underserved communities.

Since 2021, NPower Canada has guided scholarship recipients through the program, providing ongoing wraparound support and the skills needed to be job-ready upon completion. Apply for a scholarship here.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is project management?

    Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

    Think about the last time you planned a group vacation or trip. Finding a location, delegating who should bring what, collecting and tracking payments, coordinating your arrival, and ensuring everyone enjoys the trip are all project management tasks. Think about the value that accomplishing those tasks adds to your trip. Now, think about the value that can add to a company. Project management is valuable to businesses because it helps ensure that a project delivers the expected outcomes — both on time and within budget. So, as you can imagine, project management is critical to the success of projects both big and small.

  • What is a project management certificate?

    The Google Project Management Certificate will teach you how to effectively coordinate projects for companies of all sizes. Through a combination of skills training and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to plan, organize, and run projects so they can be delivered on time and on budget.

  • Why start a career in project management?

    Project managers are in high demand. As the workplace continues to grow and evolve, project managers serve as a pivotal piece to an organization’s ability to adapt and remain agile.

    Project managers are natural problem-solvers. In addition to setting the plan and guiding teammates through the project, they are tasked with managing changes and risks. Each day is dynamic and different for a project manager because they are at the center of the project — building relationships, prioritising tasks, and delivering results! Using various tools and templates, as well as a unique skill set, the project manager brings order to chaos.

  • Who is the Project Management Certificate for?

    You! No prior project management experience or specific knowledge is required. All you need is an interest in solving problems and working with people.

  • Why enroll in the Google Project Management Certificate?

    The Google Project Management Certificate not only focuses on project management artifacts and skill sets, but essential business acumen skills like stakeholder management, influencing, critical thinking in problem solving, and effective communication.

    You’ll learn these job-ready skills in our certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and hands-on activities) in under six months, with 5-10 hours of study a week. Along the way, you'll work through a curriculum designed with input from top employers and industry leaders, like the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Scrum.org.

    After you’ve graduated from the program, you’ll have access to career resources and be connected directly with employers hiring for open entry-level roles in project management.

  • What tools and platforms are taught in the Project Management Certificate curriculum?

    Spreadsheets (e.g., Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, etc.), word processing applications (e.g., Google Docs, Microsoft Word, etc.), and presentation applications (e.g., Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) will be used in the Project Management curriculum. Additionally, learners will have the option to use Asana and to learn about other common work management tools.

  • What languages are the certificates available in?

    Google Career Certificates are available globally in English on Coursera. The Google IT Support Certificate and the Google Project Management Certificate are also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • Will completing this certificate help prepare me for Project Management Institute certifications?

    Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing the profession and practice of project management by providing organizations and individuals with tools, publications, and other resources, including globally-recognized standards, credentials, and certifications.

    Google is an approved member of the Project Management Institute’s Authorized Training Partner Program, which ensures practitioners have access to consistent and high-quality training experiences. Those who complete the Google Project Management Certificate will qualify for over 100 hours of project management education that apply directly to requirements for globally-recognized PMI credentials, like the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification, at a discounted price.

  • How much is the Project Management Certificate?

    Google Career Certificates cost US$49 per month on Coursera after an initial 7-day free trial period. All Google Career Certificates are completely self-paced. At about 10 hours of study per week, many learners complete a Google Career Certificate in three to six months.

  • What is Coursera?

    Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform.

  • Is the Google Project Management Certificate accredited?

    The Google Project Management Certificate is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a global nonprofit organization that provides globally recognized standards and certifications for the project management profession. In addition, graduates of the Google Project Management Certificate will qualify for over 100 hours of project management education that apply to PMI credentials at a discounted price.

  • Where can I access the Project Management Certificate?

    The Project Management Certificate is available globally in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese on Coursera. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • How long does it take to finish the Google Project Management Certificate?

    The Google Program Management Certificate can be completed in three months working approximately 20 hours per week, or in six months working 10 hours per week. To finish the six courses which make up the Certificate, around 240 hours total are needed.

  • Is financial assistance available for the Project Management Certificate?

    If you are interested in financial assistance for Google Career Certificates, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.

    Google has also funded 5,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Google.org grantee NPower Canada. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields. Apply for a scholarship here.

  • What is the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium? Can it help me find project management jobs?

    The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of different companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Loblaw, Mosaic, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Groupe, Shopify, TELUS, Unilever, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for jobs. Upon completion of a Google Career Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs.

    Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at grow.google/employers.

  • What other kind of support is available after I complete the Project Management Certificate?

    In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in project management, you'll get access to a resume building tool, mock interviews and career networking support designed to help you with your job search. You'll also be able to connect with Canadian employers in the hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed the Project Management Certificate.

  • Who designed the Google Project Management Certificate?

    Google Career Certificates were designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google from each of the job fields. Every certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level job. Expert industry organizations and platforms - like the Project Management Institute for project management, Tableau for data analytics, and Figma for UX design, to name a few - consulted and collaborated on material.

*Complete in 6 months, under 10 hours per week.

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