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Localization Project Management Certification

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The Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program has been updated in the summer of 2019 and is a combination of 22 self-paced, online learning modules combined with 10 interviews with industry leaders, 24 quizzes, 2 practice tests, and a 2 hour certification exam. All modules can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device’s browser.

There will be additional training in the form of either a 2-day workshop (Classical version) or 3 online assignments and a review webinar (Online version). Please see the chart below that compares both versions of the program. There is a button below for each option that will take you to additional information and registration information. All sessions are taught in English.


The methodology used in this certification program is based on the international standard” ISO 21500-2012 Guidance on project management ” and the “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ® Guide , A registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)”, by the Project Management Institute, with adaptations for the localization industry. In addition, there are modules on internationalization, localization and globalization concepts, global communication and managing virtual teams, localization maturity, the Project Management Institute, machine translation including neural MT, the localization supply chain, localization in an Agile environment, and community translation.

A complete curriculum list is available here.

You can use the hours spent on the Localization Project Management Online Training program as PDUs if you are a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® (A registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.), or use the hours as credits if you applying to be a PMP®. Upon successful completion of the certification test an industry certification as a “Certified Localization Project Manager” will be issued by The Localization Institute.

Over 350 students have taken this course including companies such as as Adobe, Agilent, Amazon, Autodesk, Blizzard, Citrix, Cook Medical, Dell, Expedia, Google, IBM, Intel, Kabam, Kaspersky, LDS Church, Medtronic, Microsoft, NetApp, Netflix, Nintendo, Nokia, PayPal, SAP, Sony Computer Entertainment, Symantec, VMware, and many others.


Recorded Presentations

All modules are stored on a cloud-based Learning Management System (Litmos) and can be streamed for easy viewing with a browser. The videos are interspersed with quizzes to confirm your understanding of the material presented. Litmos also includes a discussion forum to ask questions and share answers.



Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization on either the vendor or buyer side. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites.


About Your Trainer

Willem Stoeller

Willem Stoeller

Willem grew up in Amsterdam where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Amsterdam. After many years in software development, Willem made the move to localization. He has over 25 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. His focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Willem became a PMP® in 2002 and was very involved with the Project Management Institute where he was a board member of the Portland and Silicon Valley chapters. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. He is a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and he is also the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and a roundtable leader for the Project Management Round Table and the Technology Round Table.

Certification Format Comparison



Traditional model




Online training materials
Online interviews
Online quizzes
Online practice tests
Online certification test
Review Webinar
Individual assignments
Classroom review
Group assignments
Presentations by industry leaders
Certification in-classroom test

Price Breakdown

Price $980 $1,450
Early bird discount
Group discount
Travel and lodging expenses

Additional Information

Availability Anytime Once a year in the US and once a year in Europe
Target participants Small companies and individuals Medium to large companies
The Berlin and Vancouver L10N PM Certification courses 2020 is cancelled, due to the COVID-19 crisis.
      Please consider taking the online L10n PM Certification instead.



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