​About Us

Under Abu Dhabi Executive Council directions, Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) has embarked on an initiative for the formation of four Professional Associations to be established by 2016.

The Emirates Project Management Academy (EPMA) is the first of such Professional Associations. Established in early 2012 EPMA is the only Professional Association within the UAE within the industry sector of Project Management.

The Emirates Project Management Academy (EPMA) is a non-profit project management association to develop project management qualifications and capability in the UAE and a community of professionals who can collaborate on the development of best practices in this field. EPMA will attain awarding body status for project management accreditation and certification within the UAE.​​

There are thousands of project managers in the UAE working in different industry sectors and contributing to the growth of the UAE. The UAE is unique in its ability to serve both UAE nationals and expatriates. It has obligations to both and, unlike many countries, has the capacity to deliver to both. EPMA has the same unique challenge and sees itself being able to reach it from the beginning.

EPMA has developed 21 different project management courses in collaboration with a UK based company based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and best practices and started delivering these courses to the community recently. The courses delivery is being managed through Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Technical Institute (ADVETI). 

ADVETI is Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (PMI REP) ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​