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HERMES 5 Foundation

The course teaches you the logical structure of the HERMES 5 method and thus efficiently prepares you for the practical application as well as the certification examination HERMES 5 Foundation.

The modular structure of the course and the support provided by our innovative learning platform allow us to meet your individual needs. You have the following options:

  • Pure online training (self-study / eLearning)
  • One day of blended/virtual (video meeting) training followed by a consolidation using the eLearning module up to the exam
  • Group training blended virtual or face-to-face, one or two days

Certification Exam

  • Public examination, organized by our partner TÜV SÜD Examination Institute
    • Face-to-face examination at various locations in Switzerland
    • Online exam in your office or home office
  • For groups we are happy to organize face-to-face or online exams at your preferred location and date

Details and content

  • Basics
  • Scenario Service/Product
  • HERMES Online
  • Certification preparation

Benefits / Learning goals

  • You know the phase model and the decision processes.
  • Based on the project organization and the most important roles, you will get to know the distribution of tasks and responsibilities in the HERMES 5 project and the interaction between core and project organizations.
  • You understand the methodological elements of HERMES 5 and are able to adapt the methodology to the requirements of your projects.
  • Using the service/product scenario you will get an overview of the processes as well as the tasks and results of a HERMES 5 project.
  • You will acquire knowledge in the use of the HERMES Online tool, document templates and checklists.
  • You are fully prepared for the Foundation certification exam.


You have the possibility to acquire the HERMES 5 Foundation certificate by passing a multiple choice examination conducted by the certification body TÜV SÜD Examination Institute.

Methodology / Didactics

The concepts, methods and interrelationships are clearly presented in the course to promote a practical understanding of project management with HERMES 5. The participants deepen what they have learned with the help of case studies and examination simulations.

Course documents / Resources

  • Textbook HERMES 5 Vademecum
  • Slideset
  • Instructional videos
  • Exam simulation with more than 160 sample questions


  • English (Course HER-FOU-E)
  • German (Course HER-FOU-D)
  • French (Course HER-FOU-F)

Target groups

Project staff, project managers, decision makers, clients and controllers


Basic knowledge or initial experience in project management