ASQF® Certified Professional for Project Management

ASQF® Certified Professional for Project Management

Considering the variety and complexity of business conditions and requirements in today’s business world, project management is becoming increasingly challenging. Project managers are responsible for handling the projects, from their detailed planning and preparation to complete execution. The factors essential for this, such as timely planning, consideration of resources, task delegation as well as monitoring and control of all aspects have to be perfectly mastered in order to achieve the economic success of the project.

The ASQF® Certified Professional for Project Management Foundation Level is designed for anyone interested in project management. It is an internationally recognized certification that provides the participants with knowledge and skills for successful completion of projects.

In addition to the classic project management activities, the ASQF® CPPM syllabus covers topics like process and procedural models in software development or quality and risk management with a focus on software projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview and introduction
  • Project organization
  • Process and procedural models in software development
  • Project initiation, planning, implementation and controlling
  • Project acceptance and completion
  • Quality assurance and risk management
  • Staff management
  • Maturity models


ASQF Certified Professional for Project Management (2016) Foundation Level exam is based on the respective syllabus. The exact exam areas are defined in the learning objectives of the syllabus. The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions and lasts 90 minutes. A time bonus of 30 minutes can be granted to non-native speakers after proof has been provided.

The exam can be taken either after attending an accredited course or by participating in an open exam (no prior course attendance required). However, GASQ recommends the participants to attend an accredited training course prior to taking the exam.

If you are interested in arranging an open exam for a group of 5 or more individuals who do not require an accredited training, we will be pleased to organize an exam at your location within Germany. To make arrangements, please complete our exam form and submit it to We will contact you to negotiate the details as soon as possible.

Exam conditions:
To pass the exam, a minimum of 70% of the total score is required. The language of the exam is German.
Questions during the exam are not allowed and can not be answered.

No special prerequisites are required to pass the exam, but basic knowledge in the area of project management and software development would be an advantage.

The current syllabus is available for download here.


I have lost my certificate. Is it possible to receive a new one?
It is possible to apply for a replacement certificate; a processing fee of € 35 will be charged.

Is it possible to review the exam?
For a fee of € 80, a target-actual comparison can be performed at our business premises in Nuremberg, Germany. Conducting a target-actual comparison means that you will be presented the exam questions along with the solutions. You will have a time limit of 15 minutes to conduct this review. Subsequently, you will be denied access to the questions that are currently being used in the exam.

If I do not pass, is it possible to take the exam again?
Yes, you can re-take the exam; however, you will be charged a full exam fee again.

Do I have to meet any prerequisites to participate in the ASQF CPPM exam?
No. However, basic knowledge and experience in the area of project management and software development would be an advantage.

When will my certificate expire?
The validity of both the Foundation and the Advanced Level certificates is indefinite.

Will I have to attend a course before I sign up for the exam?
No, attending a course is a choice you make at your discretion. However, we recommend that you attend an accredited training course before taking the exam.

Will you notify my supervisor/employer as to whether I have passed or failed the exam?