NICPP Level 0

Nicpp Level 0: Certified Project Professional (CPP)


The NICPP Level 0 provides the basics of Program/Project Management (PM) for infrastructure projects. Conceptualized as “InBoK+” the certification shall align a candidate with the foundational overview of Indian Infrastructure Body of Knowledge (InBoK) and allied concepts in infrastructure.

Advocated and designed by the veterans in the industry, academia and also practiced at leading infrastructure consultancies/construction firms around the globe - Level 0 shall strengthen a candidate’s foundations in program/project management in the infrastructure sector.

Ideal for beginners and professionals alike, candidates from any academic background can undergo this certification program.


This non-mandatory 09+ hours training course is an amalgamation of presentation-based learning, supportive Indian infrastructure case studies in video as well as document format and glossaries of key program/project management terminology, in-flight quizzes to enhance content retention and self-assessment questions followed by the certification exam.

 Training consists of five distinct phases of Program and Project Management namely, Program Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Project Close-Out. The course deep dives into these five phases further explaining the basics of program and project management, with a thrust on Indian infrastructure projects.

The topics covered under the five phases are as follows:

Program Management:

Program Procurement and Contract Management

Program Benefit Management

Program Governance

Program Planning and Scheduling

Program Economics and Financial Management

Program Monitoring and Control

Program Contract Management

Program Quality Assurance

Program Procurement and Contract Management

Program Change Management and Control

Constituent Project Initiation and Planning

Program Environment

Program concept

Project Management:

Constituent Project Initiation and Planning

Project Lifecycle Management

Project Governance

The role of Project Manager

Knowledge Management

Project Planning and Scheduling

Project Monitoring and Control - Cost

Project Monitoring and Control - Time

Project Risk Management

Safety, Health, Environment, and Security

Project Quality Assurance

Project Change Management

Project Supply Chain Management

Project Close-Out and Knowledge Management


 The major objective of this course is to help the project professionals to:

Understand the core concepts of program management and project Management from concept to close-out.

Comprehend the programmatic approach to large infrastructure projects.

Familiarize with international best practices to deal with interfaces, changes, and risks

Appreciate and apply project management tools and techniques to infrastructure projects

Become well equipped with knowledge and skills require for successful execution of infrastructure projects and programs


After the successful completion of the course, you will be having the knowledge of and skill to:

Contribute to program design, implementation, and benefits realization of large infrastructure projects.

Involve in strategic aspects of project execution such pre-project planning, contract strategies, value creation and sustainability

Handle various work domains of constituent projects such as engineering, supply chain, health & Safety construction, and commissioning.

Monitor cost, schedule, changes, interfaces, and risks related to program implementation and project execution

Effectively close the programs and projects while assuring the desired outcomes and outputs.

Benefits of taking this course:

1.Foundational Knowledge: The course provides a strong foundation in program and project management for infrastructure projects. It covers essential concepts and principles that are crucial for managing such projects effectively.

2.Alignment with Industry Standards: The certification aligns candidates with the foundational overview of the Indian Infrastructure Body of Knowledge (InBoK) and other related industry standards. This alignment is essential for understanding and implementing best practices in infrastructure project management.

3.Industry-Backed: The course is advocated and designed by industry veterans, academics, and professionals who have practical experience in infrastructure consultancies and construction firms worldwide. This means you'll be learning from experts with real-world experience.

4.Ideal for All: Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, this course is suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience. It accommodates candidates from diverse academic backgrounds, making it accessible to a broad audience.

5.Comprehensive Content: The course covers a wide range of topics across the program and project management lifecycle, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and close-out. This comprehensive coverage ensures that you gain in-depth knowledge of managing infrastructure projects.

6.Indian Infrastructure Focus: With a specific focus on Indian infrastructure projects, the course caters to the needs of those working in or interested in the Indian infrastructure sector. This focus is particularly valuable for professionals working in this region.

7.Practical Learning: The course employs various teaching methods, including presentation-based learning, case studies, glossaries, quizzes, and self-assessment questions. These methods enhance content retention and ensure that you can apply what you've learned in practical situations.

8.International Best Practices: The course introduces you to international best practices for dealing with interfaces, changes, and risks in infrastructure projects. This knowledge is transferable and valuable in a global context.

9.Skills Development: Upon completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills required for successful execution of infrastructure projects and programs. This includes the ability to handle various work domains within constituent projects, monitor cost and schedule, manage changes and risks, and effectively close out projects.

10.Career Advancement: Acquiring the NICPP Level 0 certification can enhance your career prospects in the field of program and project management, especially in the infrastructure sector. It demonstrates your commitment to professional development and expertise in managing complex projects.

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