Project Management Professional - PMP

About PMP

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the world’s leading project management certification. Now including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, the PMP® proves project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working. It supercharges careers for project leaders across industries and helps organizations find the people they need to work smarter and perform better.

Why The PMP?

The PMP adds value. CIO magazine ranked the PMP as the top project management certification in North America because it demonstrates you have the specific skills employers seek, dedication to excellence and the capacity to perform at the highest levels.

The PMP delivers benefits. The median salary for project professionals in North America is 25% higher than those without it.

The PMP proves you work smarter. It shows you have the skills to drive business results and increase your organization’s impact in the office and around the world.

PMP Certification Requirements

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

——————OR——————

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Exam Fee

  • Member Price: USD 405
  • Non Member: USD 555
  • Once you are eligible, PMI will e-mail you examination scheduling instructions with your eligibility code, which you will need when scheduling your exam appointment at a testing center.
  • Once approved to take the exam, you can schedule your exam time at a testing site near you or you can take it online.

About The Exam

Visit the test center in advance

Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.

You can take your PMP exam online

230 min allotted for exam completion

  • Two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests.
  • Proctored computer-based exam
  • No scheduled breaks for the paper-based exam.
  • All PMI exams are offered at approved Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide. You can check for locations on Pearson VUE’s website . (NOTE: Please check Pearson VUE’s Covid-19 page for information about exam availability in your area.)
  • You can also take your CAPM or PMI-ACP exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an online proctor through Pearson VUE.
  • The PMP, CAPM, and PMI-ACP exams are translated into multiple languages. Please consult the respective certification handbooks for details on specific languages available.

Exam Fail/ Retest

  • If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it two more times within your one-year eligibility period.
  • Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the certification handbook
  • Your application is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval. If you allow your eligibility to lapse, you must re-apply.

Exam Day

  • A valid government issued ID must be presented at the test center.
  • Scratch Paper and Pencils or Erasable Boards and Markers provided by test administrators.
  • Computer-Based Testing- You’ll find out if you passed before you leave.

Exam Preparation Tips

Renewal / Annual Fee

Whether you’ve just earned your certification—or have been a certification holder for years— the steps are the same.

  • Earn the required amount of Professional Development Units (PDUs) to meet the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for your certification.

For example: To renew your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, you’ll need to earn 60 PDUs per 3-year cycle. Visit the Requirements page for more information.

  • Enter your PDUs in the online CCR system (CCRS).
  • Pay the renewal fee. You’ll receive information on how to pay when it is time for you to renew your certification. Renewal fee: PMI Member $60, Non PMI member $150
  • Once you’ve renewed, take a break before you start planning for your next 3-year renewal cycle.
  • Once you submit payment—even if you submit it before your certification expires—your new cycle end date will be three years from your current certification expiration date.

Recertification / Professional Development:

  • If you hold a Project Management Professional, you are required to earn 60 PDUs in a 3-year cycle. These 60 PDUs can be further broken down as follows:
  • 35 Minimum Education PDUs
  • 25 Maximum Giving Back PDUs
  • The most efficient way to record PDUs is by using CCRS.
  • You must record your PDUs and complete the renewal process before your CCR cycle ends to maintain an active certification status.
  • A percentage of certification holders will be randomly selected for PMI’s audit process. If you are selected for an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting material to verify any PDUs submitted. Therefore, it is important to keep documentation for all PDU claims for at least 18 months after the CCR cycle has ended.

Use Of The PMP Credential

  • Within two weeks of earning your certification, you will receive an email from Credly notifying you that PMI has issued you a badge.
  • Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications.
  • You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website.

The PMP adds value. CIO magazine ranked the PMP as the top project management certification in North America because it demonstrates you have the specific skills employers seek, dedication to excellence and the capacity to perform at the highest levels.

The PMP delivers benefits. The median salary for project professionals in North America is 25% higher than those without it.

The PMP proves you work smarter. It shows you have the skills to drive business results and increase your organization’s impact in the office and around the world.

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

——————OR——————

  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
  • Member Price: USD 405
  • Non Member: USD 555
  • Once you are eligible, PMI will e-mail you examination scheduling instructions with your eligibility code, which you will need when scheduling your exam appointment at a testing center.
  • Once approved to take the exam, you can schedule your exam time at a testing site near you or you can take it online.

Visit the test center in advance

Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.

You can take your PMP exam online

230 min allotted for exam completion

  • Two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests.
  • Proctored computer-based exam
  • No scheduled breaks for the paper-based exam.
  • All PMI exams are offered at approved Pearson VUE Testing Centers worldwide. You can check for locations on Pearson VUE’s website . (NOTE: Please check Pearson VUE’s Covid-19 page for information about exam availability in your area.)
  • You can also take your CAPM or PMI-ACP exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an online proctor through Pearson VUE.
  • The PMP, CAPM, and PMI-ACP exams are translated into multiple languages. Please consult the respective certification handbooks for details on specific languages available.
  • If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it two more times within your one-year eligibility period.
  • Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the certification handbook
  • Your application is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval. If you allow your eligibility to lapse, you must re-apply.
  • A valid government issued ID must be presented at the test center.
  • Scratch Paper and Pencils or Erasable Boards and Markers provided by test administrators.
  • Computer-Based Testing- You’ll find out if you passed before you leave.

Whether you’ve just earned your certification—or have been a certification holder for years— the steps are the same.

  • Earn the required amount of Professional Development Units (PDUs) to meet the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for your certification.

For example: To renew your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, you’ll need to earn 60 PDUs per 3-year cycle. Visit the Requirements page for more information.

  • Enter your PDUs in the online CCR system (CCRS).
  • Pay the renewal fee. You’ll receive information on how to pay when it is time for you to renew your certification. Renewal fee: PMI Member $60, Non PMI member $150
  • Once you’ve renewed, take a break before you start planning for your next 3-year renewal cycle.
  • Once you submit payment—even if you submit it before your certification expires—your new cycle end date will be three years from your current certification expiration date.
  • If you hold a Project Management Professional, you are required to earn 60 PDUs in a 3-year cycle. These 60 PDUs can be further broken down as follows:
  • 35 Minimum Education PDUs
  • 25 Maximum Giving Back PDUs
  • The most efficient way to record PDUs is by using CCRS.
  • You must record your PDUs and complete the renewal process before your CCR cycle ends to maintain an active certification status.
  • A percentage of certification holders will be randomly selected for PMI’s audit process. If you are selected for an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting material to verify any PDUs submitted. Therefore, it is important to keep documentation for all PDU claims for at least 18 months after the CCR cycle has ended.
  • Within two weeks of earning your certification, you will receive an email from Credly notifying you that PMI has issued you a badge.
  • Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications.
  • You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website.
 
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