Localization Project Management Certification

If you're looking to excel in the dynamic world of localization and project management, you've come to the right place. The Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program is your gateway to mastering the intricacies of localization project management, equipping you with the skills needed to thrive.  This comprehensive program offers a learning experience that will take your career to new heights.

Localization Project Management Certification
Localization Project Management Certification

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Willem Stoeller



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Unparalleled Curriculum

Our LPM Certification Program spans 27 self-paced online learning topics, organized into four major modules. This intensive curriculum provides you with a deep understanding of project management and localization, offering valuable insights into internationalization, localization, and globalization concepts, global communication, managing virtual teams, and effective stakeholder communication. Moreover, it delves into critical areas such as localization maturity, machine translation, the localization supply chain, and localization in Agile environments, ensuring you are well-versed in the latest industry trends.

Industry Expertise

One of the standout features of our program is the inclusion of 10 interviews with industry leaders. These interviews offer you a unique opportunity to gain insights directly from seasoned professionals who have navigated the complexities of localization and project management.

Practical Assessments

To ensure that you not only learn but also apply your knowledge effectively, our program includes quizzes, five short essays, and a practice test. These assessments will challenge you to think critically and apply what you’ve learned, preparing you for real-world scenarios.

Optional Webinars

We understand the importance of interactive learning. That’s why we offer optional webinars, allowing you to engage directly with our presenter, Willem Stoeller. These webinars provide a platform for you to clarify doubts, discuss concepts, and deepen your understanding of the course material.

Key Takeaways

Our program equips you with a multitude of essential skills and knowledge:

  • Managing Virtual Teams: Gain a profound understanding of how cultural differences impact negotiation and decision-making using Hofstede’s Model of National Cultures.
  • Increasing Localization Maturity: Utilize the Capability Maturity Model to identify strengths and weaknesses in your localization organization/department.
  • Applying Systemic Risk Management: Adapt risk management to enhance your quality management processes.
  • Boosting Productivity with AI: Learn how to leverage machine translation, with a special focus on Neural engines, to reduce turnaround time without compromising quality.
  • Utilizing Proven Methodology: Apply the internationally recognized project management standard ISO 21500:2021 in your organization, modeled on the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Harnessing Statistics: Master the art of estimating productivity and costs using Mean and Median.
  • Interpreting Fundamentals: Grasp the essentials of interpretation, particularly relevant for Localization Managers.
  • Effective Localization Department Management: Align your localization strategy with your company’s broader objectives.

Program Features

Version 5.0 Enhancements

We are committed to staying at the forefront of the industry and are continually updating our core curriculum.

  • Reorganized Program Format: With four major modules, we’ve structured the content for optimal learning.
  • Industry Expert Interviews: Gain insights from professionals who have walked the path before you.
  • Monthly Optional Webinars: Interact with the program creator, Willem Stoeller, and dive deeper into the course material.
  • New Localization Best Practices Modules:
    • Managing Interpretation: Understand the basics of Interpretation and how to manage it, a crucial skill for Localization Project Managers.
    • Localization Management: Prepare for roles that encompass both project management and localization department management.
    • Machine Translation: Stay updated with insights from Dr. Peng Wang on the latest in machine translation.
    • AI in localization case study
    • The generative AI landscape

Trusted by Industry Leaders

Our program has garnered acclaim from leading companies such as Adobe, Amazon, Google, Sony, Dell, ICON, FEDEX, Ikea and many more. Over 600 students, representing a wide spectrum of industries, have benefited from our program. Their success stories stand as a testament to the value and relevance of our certification.

Course Assessment

To earn your Localization Project Manager certification you will need to:

  • Complete all four modules, consisting of 27 topics.
  • Successfully submit five short essays.
  • Achieve a passing score on the 75-question final test.

Your course assessment will be based on a 50% essay grade and a 50% final test score. Upon successfully meeting these criteria, you will be awarded a certification by the Localization Institute.

Target Audience

Our program caters to a diverse range of professionals, including:

  • Project Managers looking to take on complex localization projects.
  • Program Managers overseeing multiple localization project managers.
  • Project coordinators aspiring to become accomplished localization project managers.
  • Account Managers at Language Service Providers.
  • Localization Sales Associates at Language Service Providers.
  • International Marketing Specialists responsible for launching localized applications and websites.
  • Lead Translators seeking insights into the project management aspects of localization.


To ensure a smooth learning experience, attendees should ideally possess 3-5 years of experience in localization, either on the vendor or buyer side. If you have any questions regarding prerequisites, please feel free to reach out to us for clarification.

How to Take the Course

Our program is designed for convenience and accessibility:

  • All modules are hosted on a cloud-based Learning Management System (TalentLMS), offering easy streaming with a browser.
  • Videos are interspersed with quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the material.
  • TalentLMS features a discussion forum, allowing you to interact with the presenter and fellow learners.
  • The program is entirely online, combining self-paced training with a live webinar, personal assignments, and an online certification test.
  • You will have 15 weeks to complete the program, starting from your registration date.
  • Webinars are offered approximately once per month, and you can choose a session that suits your schedule. Attendance is optional, but highly recommended for a richer learning experience.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that circumstances can change. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • If you have logged into TalentLMS (the online learning platform), there is no refund.
  • If you registered but have not logged in, you will receive a full refund.

About Your Instructor

Willem Stoeller

Willem Stoeller, the architect of our program, brings over 30 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. With a background in software development and a focus on project and quality management, Willem is a certified PMP® (Project Management Professional). He has been a board member of the Project Management Institute and is deeply committed to training for localization, particularly in the areas of project, quality, and risk management.

Willem’s extensive expertise is further enriched by his role as a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is not only the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification but also a roundtable leader in various forums, including the Project Management Round Table.