Online Study


25 – 30 Hours


Awarded by IFOL


Recognition and Respect

Take your Project Management skills and career to the next level

The CPMS Programme has been designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to plan and deliver desired project outcomes to time and on budget. The approach, tools and techniques acquired can be applied immediately back at work.

There’s never been a more crucial time to stand out. As employers look more and more for multi-skilled individuals, the professionals who succeed are the ones who can demonstrate their ability to add value to an organization in multiple areas.

Earning your CPMS credential proves that your knowledge and skills are wide ranging and you are capable of playing a key role in managing and delivery of projects.

Why Should You Consider CPMS?


Project Management skills are valuable to employers and are consistently reported as one of the top 5 skills employers look for in finance executives today.


Unlike other generic project management courses, the CPMS program was designed for finance professionals who are key stakeholders or managers of a variety of projects


The CPMS course was developed by the Institute of Financial Operations and Leadership, the leading professional body for a global community of Finance Operations professionals.

How do I obtain the CPMS designation? 

If you work in accounting or finance, and have a desire to propel your career, you can earn the CPMS® designation by taking the CPMS Study Programme and completing the course assignments.

Step 1: Course

Enrol and complete the CPMS course including videos, case studies and scenarios exercises, all self-paced and on-demand

Step 2: Submissions

As you progress through the course, submit your mini assignments for review and feedback

Step 3: Assignments

When all assignments have been completed, reviewed and approved, you will receive your digital and paper certificate and professional CPMS credential

CPMS Course Breakdown

Complete the CPMS online course at your own pace with approximately 20 hours of expertly guided lessons to complete.

Scoping project requirements
Project planning
Implementation of the project
Management, leadership and communication
Review and Project Close

Benefits of obtaining the (CPMS) Certified Project Management Specialist Certification

Professional Credential

Earn the leading professional credential for Procure to Pay Professionals

IFOL Membership

As CPMS credential holder you are eligible for Certified Full Membership (CFM) with the Institute of Financial Operations and Leadership which provides over 120 hours of continuing education each year.

Expert Knowledge and Skills

CPMS’s are experts in managing projects expert knowledge which employers globally are seeking.

Higher Earning Potential

CPMS holders earn an average of 12% more than their non certified counterparts as identified in IFOL’s global salary survey 2022.

Conference and Event Discounts

All CPMS’s are encouraged to maintain their professional development and attend IFOL’s Accounts Payable and P2P Leadership Conferences in USA, Canada and UK. 

Data Insights

Gain full access to IFOL’s monthly, quarterly and annual research reports and white papers.