MSP® 5th edition is the next step for project managers and the go-to certification for programme and business change managers.

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From projects to programmes, deliver corporate strategy with MSP


Manage larger,
more complex projects

Globally recognized certifications

MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) is an established best practice programme management framework, designed to align programmes and projects to corporate strategy. It focuses on the delivery of outcomes and benefits, whilst mitigating risks and actively engaging stakeholders.

MSP offers additional guidance and knowledge which project managers will find of value, including:

   « Gain skills to manage larger, more complex projects

   « Know when to use a programme management approach

   « Boost your salary and career progression.

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Your training, your way

Find the training provider of your choice and undertake your training and exam online or in a classroom setting.

Explore what's new

Find out how MSP has been updated for the 5th edition


MSP is a globally recognized industry certification consisting of guidance, training and exams.
There are two certification levels: Foundation and Practitioner, with no pre-requisites for the MSP Foundation level.

Getting certified helps boost your career and advance your salary

Over 50% of individuals that gain a professional certification report an increase in salary and two in five say that getting certified helps with getting promoted or finding a new job.

(The Power of Professional Certification report 2019,

Adopt a wider strategic approach

Be highly responsive to change

MSP 5th edition offers you the required expertise to manage interdependencies  of large, complex and multiple projects. 

MSP 5th edition helps you to develop a more strategic mindset and link actions to the wider organizational strategy by helping you to see the ‘big picture’. 

MSP 5th edition empowers you to be adaptable, flexible, and responsive to change, essential skills when working in organizations adopting agile ways of working. 

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MSP 5th edition and Axelos® ProPathTM

MSP 5th edition is a key certification within the new Axelos ProPath Certification Scheme.
There are three ProPath routes to choose from, each made up of a specially selected combination of Axelos best practice certifications: for outstanding results, and a standout professional profile.

MSP (5th edition) Foundation and Practitioner are key certifications within all three of the ProPath routes.

Learn more about where MSP sits within Axelos ProPath and the benefits it provides to programme managers and the organizations in which they work.

Already have an MSP qualification?

  • An MSP Healthcheck
  • The latest white papers around Project and Programme Management
  • MSP exam guidance notes
  • Digital badge earning opportunities

Or are you studying for one? When you register for your MSP exam, you are automatically eligible to receive one-year's complimentary access to MSP tools and content within My Axelos

My Axelos is your one-step membership platform to help you develop and build your expertise across different disciplines and industries.

Find the following support and more for My MSP within My

Head of Project Management Capability Development, Airbus

"I like the principles and themes in 5th edition. They reflect the reality, needs and challenges of any real-world transformation programme"


"I am a fan of MSP - it is the foundation of all business changes. Very happy with MSP 5th edition!"

Principal Consultant, Capgemini


"MSP is essential for any Programme Leader. The 5th edition has been significantly refined, being more concise, but also clearer and more meaningful to the practitioner."


Director, RPMC

What users are saying about MSP 5th edition

Find out more about MSP and how it is used in different industries in our selection of white papers, blog posts, videos and podcasts.

Your training, your way

Find the training provider of your choice and undertake your training and exam online or in a classroom setting.

Explore what's new

Find out how MSP has been updated for the 5th edition and what's new.

Discover what's new in MSP 5th edition - recorded webinar

Watch our webinar recording and learn about the new edition of MSP and the ways in which it helps project and programme managers deliver organizational strategy.

Allan Thomson, Axelos ProPath Ambassador, highlights the ways in which MSP 5th edition focuses on the delivery of outcomes and benefits. He demonstrates how the new edition has been updated and improved, while it continues to provide project and programme managers with invaluable guidance and knowledge.



Find out how MSP has been updated for the 5th edition and what is new

Want to learn more about how MSP can help you and your organization?