Certified Project Director (CPD)

by Starc Mitchell

Certified Project Director (CPD) Certification from Global Association for Quality Management (GAQM) is the best specially for those who are involved in directing, managing and handling multiple projects. The CPD certification allows experienced senior managers and executives to acquire new skills and advanced techniques in managing and controlling today’s complex project and management issues – from managing risks and quality to managing scope and budgets.

Senior and experienced project and management executives who want to go beyond the Professional level in Project Management certification to become globally recognized can seriously consider this certification.

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Jul 31, 2017
cpd certified exam NEW
by: Dave

Can someone let me know how to appear for certified CPD exam to get the certificate?

I don't like to buy the PDF + Test Engine. Instead i would like to appear for exam ... Appreciate help

Jan 19, 2016
Link to apply for cpd Ecourse
by: Anonymous

You can purchase the ecourse along with an exam voucher by visiting GAQM website.

Just search for cpd Premium Package, there is no prerequisite as such.

Jan 19, 2016
How to study for CPD
by: Shakeel

Hi all,
What is the best way to go around studying for this credentials?

Are there any preliminary requirements? Are the courseware available online to download?


May 29, 2015

by: Dino

Hi Dianna, sure, feel free to contact me directly via the Contact Me page.

May 28, 2015
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Jul 11, 2014
To study in UK or UK Recognised Institutes
by: Marie

If you want to study in UK, the Government of UK only recognizes two accreditation bodies i.e. ASIC (Accreditation Services for International Colleges)and BAC (British Accreditation Council) and please please please I would request you to visit this Government of UK link and very important if you are seeking a certification, diploma, degree or p.g. degree from any Institute, College or University


Don't follow what others are saying, as I have cross verified by calling the UK embassy, according to them if an Institute, College or University is listed by the UK Govt Recognised Accredited Organisation i.e. ASIC Accredited Institutes or BAC Accredited Institutes than blindly you can take up the course, certification, degree or PG Degree but kindly note that not all the colleges have the right to issue degrees or pg's

Jul 11, 2014
by: Samuels

I don't know as to what are you pointing on, do you want to say that ASIC Accredited Institutes have no value, than really you need to have your knowledge back in track.

You need to See the Corporate Participant Listing of GAQM, you will come to know about GAQM as to how fast it is spreading its wings across the globe, when we have sent an email to them on one of the query they replied saying there are more than 3000 candidates certified globally on various certifications, four of their most popular certifications are Certified Software Testing Manager (CSTM), Certified Information Security Professional (CISP), Certified Mobile Application Tester(CMAT) and Professional in Project Management (PPM) and all these exams are available across the globe via Pearson Vue Testing Centers, there E-Learning Courses and Content is simply superb and copyrighted.

I feel what they are claiming is right, bcoz nearly 30 of my organisation employees have appeared for the Certified Mobile Application Tester (CMAT) Certification Exams in the last month of June and moreover GAQM is the only Certification body offering CMAT Certification across the globe and same is with CSTM.

Please visit Pearson VUE website for more details.

From Degree Point of view, GAQM is not claiming that they are offering Degrees or PG's and for ASIQUAL I simply don't care bcoz what matters to me is ASIC and not ASIQUAL and I have checked each and every University, College and Institute of ASIC and I have found that GAQM is the only Institute which is Accredited as an International Online Institute.

Jul 11, 2014
Ofgual website
by: Anonymous

For everybody who want to check on UK qualifications


Jul 11, 2014
response on the post of Truth Seeker & Mitchell
by: Anonymous

To be real, ofqual is the real authorizing body of the UK for all universities, etc. So things like Level 7 (what is equal to Master Level) is officially recognized through this body also f.e. UK ‘chartered institutes’ have their level 7 qualifications recognized through ofqual (fe CMI has al her Level 5, 7 qualifications in the official ofqual database).
Asiqual has no official status. You could also write is recognized by Mr Mr Institute. OK that doesn't sound that good but has the same value.
So all their 'level 5 & 7 qualifications' have no value if you want to use this for any formal study and credits toward a normal (under)graduate study.
The link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recognized_higher_education_accreditation_organizations tells clearly that this information can be outdated. Would like to have some formal proof of official UK organizations on their website.
Can you provide me with the detailed link of their accreditation on http://www.chea.org/ (Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)). I couldn't find it but maybe didn't look to good.
The mentioned CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is mentioned at all the same schools that mention IAO. That comes up with a lot of schools that are not accredited. Just look for schools that are accredited by both these organizations and then search for this school name and ‘scam’. You will find with a lot of schools the feedback that they are not officially recognized in the country they are in.
also look on the website CIQG
on this list you also find
I think it always disputable when organizations link to each other as being accredited by each other. But whom am I…
Be also aware that CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is not the same as the official Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Although using te same ‘word’ in your name surely help people to misread this.
How many of the mentioned ‘schools & organization’s on this list http://www.asicuk.com/international-directory/ are really known and are they all recognized by their government.
They can off course have an advisory role in a process but that doesn’t give them official ‘accreditation rights’ for higher education degrees.
I do not say that the studies offered are good or bad I am only concluding that this organization is making a lot of effort in ‘looking important’ with referencing to bodies that are themselves not that official regulated as their name makes you think.
I can start a company ‘regulating’ schools/training organizations. That is no problem. I can then even accredit those schools/training organizations that is also no problem. I can say that the level of training is ‘comparable’ to a certain level, which is also no problem. But if that is not backed up with real global recognition you have invested your time and money in a certification that is not worth anything. You can just print a certificate yourself and that has the same value.
Referring to all those ‘accreditation organizations’ is only making me look more important. It doesn’t help you as a ‘student’ to get an official government accredited qualification. As long as that is clear to you when you take a course/exam no problem. That a border agency recognizes an organization doesn’t tell you that this is an official (under)graduate qualification. It can also be a normal ‘job’ qualification.
When I take a more detailed look at this list http://www.asic.org.uk/collegedirectoryUK.php a lot of the organizations are training organizations and not real accredited schools with a right to give a degree, so again nothing wrong with that just be aware where you choose for.
As I stated before take a search on a social network like linkedin look at how many people have a qualification of GAQM and in what area they live. That gives you an idea where the highest acceptance for this qualification can be found. To be real honest here in Western Europe I didn’t see much people with this qualification. I know several higher education schools and they also don’t know this qualification and surely do not recognize this ‘level 5-7 qualification’ as mentioned on the website of GAQM as equal to their regular level 5-7 qualification. So as long as you keep that in mind, happy studying and use the knowledge you gather.

Jul 11, 2014
GAQM is an International Online Institute Accredited via ASIC which is now confirmed
by: Truth Seeker

GAQM Diplomas are validated via ASIQUAL as a non regulated course, kindly understand the fact first, not all the programs are offered via Ofqual, there are many Diploma's and Certifications especially Certifications in the field of Specializations which Ofqual is unaware of, such programs, diplomas or certifications have to be validated.

GAQM is the only institute across the globe which is Accredited via ASIC as an International Online Institute this will reassure candidates and agents institute or university is a good choice, and that the Institute or University will provide them with professional teaching, valuable qualifications and a positive learning experience.

To know the list of recognized higher education accreditation organizations by the appropriate governmental authorities world wide, click on the below mentioned link


ASIC is also listed in the UK Govt. Portal, whereby it is clearly mentioned that You must be accepted on a course taught by an organisation that is licensed to sponsor Tier 4 migrants or accredited by one of the following:


Hundreds of MNCS across the globe have participated and added GAQM Certifications for assessment purpose.

Jul 11, 2014
GAQM is an ASIC (UK. Govt Approved Body) Accredited International Online Institute
by: Mitchell

The GAQM is accredited by ASIC as an International Online Institute for commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) relating to the admission of students holding Student Visitor Visas, ASIC is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). ASIC accreditation gives reassurance to potential professionals/candidates/students, their parents and education representatives that the operation of their chosen institute conforms with relevant United Kingdom laws and offers genuine courses which are delivered to appropriate standards with acceptable quality and which lead to recognized qualifications with international standards. ASIC Accreditation also provides reassurance to the Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office) that the college/university/institute meets their requirements for overseas students and, in general, does not harm the perceived quality of the United Kingdom education provision.

Please Check the International Directory of ASIC Accredited Institutes, Universities and Colleges.

Jul 11, 2014
How 'official' is this GAQM
by: Anonymous

How 'official' is this GAQM
They claim that certain certificates are level 7 UK by asiqual. Problem asiqual is not recognized by the official uk body (ofqual) so they write also " learning outcomes have been benchmarked against Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) " so just clear no official UK Level 7 qualification
On the sample certificate (http://www.gaqm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ASIQUAL_Validated_Award_EXAMPLE.pdf) is written "The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework level descriptors at Level 7 - 75 Credits This is a non - regulated course"
So you and I can also write a certificate with the same text without being 'on the wrong side of the law'. Effectively worth nothing.

The organization they claim to be accredited by (IAO -International Accreditation Organization) is also listed as a non-accepted organization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unrecognized_higher_education_accreditation_organizations and http://www.distancelearning.com/unrecognized-accrediting-agencies/)

On their website there is no real address or phone number. I have send an email to them got a response without a name, address or phone number in the email.
When you look here you find an address in India
Head Office: Flat No 307, Sai Tirmala Towers, Hyderguda, Himayatnagar3rd Floor Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh India
Why if you are a respectable certification organization are you hiding your address? I know a lot of them and you can always find an address.

So am a bit sceptic to take any of their qualifications and put that on my CV

What is your experience here.

May 10, 2014
by: Anonymous

Not sure how valuable is GAQM PPM and CPD as none of the employers heard about this qualification.

Jul 27, 2013
Links for Certified Project Director E-Course and E-Learning
by: Anonymous

To register your exam, you can visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/gaqm

The exam is available via Pearson Vue Testing Centers World Wide.

To register for an E-Course you can visit http://www.gaqm.org/gaqmbok, a demo is also available under the demo menu

Jun 25, 2013
by: Anonymous


Jun 24, 2013
More info?
by: Dino

Hi Mitchell, thanks for posting. I never heard of CPD, could you maybe provide some more information?

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