Are GetSmarter’s courses PMI-approved? | FAQs

PROJECT MANAGEMENT   |   2 minutes  |   November 29, 2016

If you want to make the most of the benefits the Project Management Institute (PMI) has to offer, you’ll want a project management short course that is PMI-approved. Kyle de Frietas, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Project Management Foundations online short course, explains exactly what the relationship is between PMI and the online UCT project management short course.

GetSmarter is now a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), and has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs). One of the best online project management courses in South Africa now comes PMI-approved.


Yes, GetSmarter as an organisation has been approved by the PMI to offer project management training. The REP designation validates that GetSmarter has met the PMI’s rigorous quality criteria pertaining to course content, instructor qualification and instructional design. This stamp of quality and excellence gives our current and prospective students, confidence in our ability as an organisation to deliver world-class, effective project management training and education. When you successfully complete one of our project management short courses, you will earn pre-approved contact hours that you can then use towards your PMI exam. To learn more about the PMI’s REP programme, please visit