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2014 Localization Project Management Certification

• Online self-study


• Interactive workshops offered


•  Certification Exam



The Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program is a combination of self-paced, online learning modules followed by a two-day project management training workshop and certification exam. You will have up to 10 weeks to complete your self-study prior to the workshop that you register for. All sessions are taught in English.


2014 Workshop Dates and Locations


  • October 6-7, 2014 in Seattle, Washington, USA at the Mayflower Park hotel


Self Study only Option:


The self study portion of the certification program is also available as a package of online courses. It contains the same curriculum, but does not include the onsite workshop or certification exam. More information about the self study only option can be found here.




The On-line Self Study Component consists of recorded presentations and reading assignments. The self-study period will be eight weeks preceding the workshop. As a R.E.P. (Registered Education Provider), The Localization Institute has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to issue professional development units (PDUs) for its training courses. You can use the hours spent on the Localization Project Management Certification Program as PDUs if you are a certified PMP®, or use the hours as credits if you applying to be a PMP®.


Recorded Presentations


The 12 hours of recorded presentations are stored on a cloud based Learning Management system (Litmos) and can be streamed for easy viewing with a browser. Topics include: Global Readiness/Localization Maturity, The PMI and Localization, Technology Trends, Global Communication, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution/Monitoring and Project Closure.

The videos are interspersed with short tests to confirm your understanding of the material presented. Litmos also includes a feedback mechanism to ask questions and share answers.


Reading assignments


The 4 reading assignments will be a combination of a PDF that can be downloaded from Litmos, and articles available for viewing as part of your free digital subscription to MultiLingual Computing magazine. Topics include: Mobile Localization, Machine Translation Projects and Best Practices.

A complete list of topics is available here.


The Classroom component


The two days of classroom sessions will complete the PM certification program. The first day starts off with a review of the material covered in the self study, followed by sessions in which you will discuss, document and present localization project management topics in small groups. The second day will include case study presentations by localization industry leaders, and concludes with a two-hour certification exam.


Workshop Agenda




Attendees will have 3-5 years experience as a localization project manager on either the vendor or buyer side. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the classroom sessions. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites. The videos can also be viewed on a tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device's browser.




Single registration: $1,450 USD (Seattle)

Group registration: $1,275 USD (Seattle)


Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register.


Early bird rates are offered for each session. Please see the session registration page for effective dates.


Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.





PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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