What Is a URS Corporation Project Management Certification?

by Harry Jeudy ; Updated September 26, 2017
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URS Corporation Project Management Certification is a training program offered by the URS Corporation, an engineering and construction firm. URS is a publicly owned corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. The URS Corporation is listed as URS on the New York Stock Exchange.

Project Management Certification

URS requires its project managers to perform their duties as certified project managers. This necessitates completion of the URS Project Management Certification Program. The program consists of a series of learning modules available online through URS’s Learning Management System. The Project Management Certification program is a required course given to newly hired project managers at no cost to the project manager; however, the certification process is typically required to be completed within six months of hiring.

URS Corporation

The company is a diverse corporation that provides program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services, across the globe. URS has approximately 46,500 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries.

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Project Management Institute

The certification program is designed to provide URS Project Managers with training on URS’s approach to Project Management. The project managers are required to complete a series of online learning modules certified by the Project Management Institute, a non-profit organization.

Learning Management System

The URS Project Management Certification course is typically offered online to new hires through Learning Management System (LMS) software. The software is developed by NetDimensions Ltd. The LMS learning platforms are designed to help achieve cost savings while continuing to extend educational resources, improve workforce productivity and maintain staff compliance with regulatory requirements.

Course Outline

The URS Project Management Certification training structure for calendar year 2011 is outlined under the following categories:

• Planning • Client Relations • Contracts and Procurement • Financial Management • Project Administration

About the Author

Harry Jeudy is an environmental/mechanical engineer who has been writing technical reports and procedural manuals for over seven years. One of his major publications was a contribution to Delaware’s "Environmental State Implementation Plan.” Harry holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a minor in structural engineering. He also has 10 years of experience in the environmental industry.

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