Registered Telecommunications Project Manager® (RTPM®)

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About the BICSI RTPM Certification

Focused on telecommunications, the BICSI project management program provides standards and best practices to improve every project. This program serves as a career path for anyone seeking an advanced understanding of ICT project management.

Project managers, project coordinators, lead technicians, project team leaders and individuals seeking a profession in this rapidly growing field are encouraged to earn the RTPM credential.

Project Management Includes:

  • Gathering specific project information for the project initiation
  • Creation of the project budget
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Orchestrating the proposal
  • Identifying project deliverables
  • Managing budget and deliverables
  • Creating and managing launch and deadline dates
  • Effectively communicating between all stakeholders
  • Closing of the project

RTPM Credentialing Process

  • Why

    What you need to know about the RTPM Credential?

    • Positive Impact on Professional Image
    • New Job and Promotion Opportunities
    • Higher Salary Possibilities
    • Expands ICT Career Field
    • Recognized by the ICT Community and Employers
    • Meets the Highest Standards
    • Fueled by ICT and PM Competencies
    • Engineered by PM Experts
    • Recognized Globally
    • Built with Your Career in Mind
  • Decide

    Download RTPM Certification Handbook (PDF)

    Exam Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet specific educational and/or work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to take the RTPM exam. The requirements are outlined below:

    Required Experience:

    One year of ICT project management experience AND hold a current BICSI RCDD®, DCDC®, OSP®, INSTC ®, INSTF® or TECHTM.


    Two years' experience in ICT project management. .


    Three years' experience in the ICT industry with one year in managing or supervising ICT projects.


    Hold a project management certification or a degree in project/construction management AND one year of ICT experience.

    Learn about new eligibility requirements announced earlier this year.  

  • Get Started!

    Check out this step-by-step guide on how to successfully apply online for a BICSI Credentialing Exam. 


    You can also download and review our How to Apply for an Exam student guide, then log into your Credential Dashboard to get started.

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What Credential Holders are Saying About their RTPM Credential

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Eric Helsel, RCDD, RTPM, OSP, Consultant, Convergent Technology Partners, Flint, Michigan, USA

“I have found that career 'doors' requiring a [project management] certification previously closed are being opened as PMOs see the value in the RTPM, with the added benefit of ICT knowledge that other credentials don’t bring to the table.”

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BICSI RTPM Certification Handbook

Download today and learn everything you need to know about the RTPM Credential.


Exam Application Fee

$510 - BICSI Member
$725 - Nonmember

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