Course Details

Localization Project Management Certification

2017 Workshop Dates and Locations:

    • March 2-3 2017 in Shenzhen, China – CSOFT International offices in Futian District (CANCELLED)
    • April 26-27, 2017 in Rosario Argentina – Holiday Inn (Click HERE to Register)
    • June 12-13, 2017  in Barcelona, Spain – Vistaprint Office (Click HERE to Register)
    • October 30-31, 2017 in Silicon Valley, CA (Click HERE to Register)


Project Management InstituteThe Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program was updated in 2016 and is a combination of self-paced, online learning modules followed by a two-day project management training workshop and certification exam. Students are granted access 10 weeks prior to the workshop to view self-study videos ( 12 hours of recorded video) and can register and complete this portion in as little as 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

All sessions are taught in English.

Course includes:

  • Online self-study
  • Interactive workshops offered
  • Certification Exam


Localization Project Management CertificateThe On-line Self Study Component consists of recorded presentations and reading assignments. The self-study access period will be ten 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 Project Management Professional (PMP)®, or use the hours as credits if you applying to be a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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Thank you so much for everything! I really enjoyed this program and have taken away so many helpful things for my new job!

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.

The Classroom Component

The two days of classroom sessions will complete the Localization 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.

The 2 day workshop was a great experience and I learned a lot. Thanks to you, Willem, and Localization Institute!!!

2017 Localization PM Certification SHENZHEN Agenda.


Day One- March 2nd
9:00-9:30am  Arrival/Check in
Introductions and Review
After introductions, the presenter will review the self study materials and answer questions
10:30-11:00am  Break
11:00 – 12:30pm
Global Readiness/Maturity
In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
In small groups develop, document and present several planning documents for a fictitious project
2:30-3:00pm  Break
In small groups create a schedule for building your house
Done That, What Is Next?
Now that you have completed this localization project management program, what is next? Willem will lead a discussion on other learning opportunities ranging from processes and technology to open exchange with other localization project managers or even general project management


Day Two- March 3rd
Risk Management
In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project
10:30-11:00am  Break
Case Study
Case Study – Setting up and Managing a Follow the Sun Vendor Team for a client’s Global Localization Shared Services Team
Speaker:  Morgan Gallup, Moravia
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
Quality Management
In small groups develop, document and present Quality Management improvements based on the scenario provided
2:00-2:30pm Break
Certification Exam
Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test



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.

Course Fees

We offer both single registration and group registration pricing, they differ based on location and local currency – so please see the registration link for the current fee.

Are you interested in attending the Rosario, Argentina offerings (Either The Localization Project Management Certification, the Quality Management using TAUS DQF, or the Localization Management Round Table) with a group from your company? Mix-and-Match group discount is available! As long as 2 or more individuals from the same organization attend any of the events – the group discount will apply. One want to attend the certification and the other the Round Table? Discount applies. Two of you want to attend the Quality Management? Discount Applies. Email Jill Nellis for details:

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. 

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Localization Project Management


Up to 10 Weeks allowed prior to 2 day workshop




Online Self Study + In-person Workshop