ISO 21500 - Foundation


This course enables participants to learn about the best practices in Project Management as specified in ISO 21500. The participant will learn the essential concepts and processes that are considered most effective in project management. This training will help participants understand the project life cycle starting from initiation, planning, implementing, controlling and closing processes as specified in ISO 21500.


Who should attend?

  • Members of a Project Management team
  • Project managers
  • Operations managers
  • Senior managers
  •  Professionals wanting to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the main concepts and processes in Project Management
  • Auditors


Learning objectives

  • To understand the management of a project in accordance with ISO 21500
  • To understand the relationship between the components of Project Management and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To know the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques allowing to effectively manage a project
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge to contribute in managing projects as specified in ISO 21500


Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Project Management concepts as required by ISO 21500

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Introduction to Project Management standards, frameworks, and methodologies
  • Fundamental principles of Project Management
  • General requirements: presentation of the clauses 3 and 4 of the ISO 21500 standard

Day 2: Implementing requirements from ISO 21500 and Certification Exam

  • Implementation phases of the ISO 21500 framework
  • The Project Management processes
  • Conducting an ISO 21500 audit
  • Certified ISO 21500 Foundation Exam





Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • Benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and Certification

  • The “Certified ISO 21500 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Project Management
    • Domain 2: Project Management processes
  • The “Certified ISO 21500 Foundation” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 21500 Foundation Exam
  • A certificate of Certified ISO 21500 Foundation will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to this credential
  • For more information about ISO 21500 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 21500 Foundation Certification

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions