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PMP Certification Requirements

Before you begin the process of getting your PMP Certification you should read the Project Management Professional Credential Handbook and visit the PMI.org website for additional information.

PMP Certification Process

PMP Application Process

  • Register to become a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
    • It costs $139 to become a member, but it saves you money on exam fees.
    • The standard non-member price to take the exam is $555. The PMI member price for the exam is $405.
  • Take our PMP Course to satisfy the required 35 hours (PDUs) education requirement.
  • Submit your PMP application online.
    • There is no rush to do this step, we will help you with this as part of our PMP Course and per PMI rules you must complete your 35 hours of training first anyway.
    • PMI® will review your application and respond within 3 to 5 business days.
    • Once your application is approved you will receive an invitation to pay for and schedule the exam.
  • Schedule your exam with Prometric.
    • You have one year to take the exam after your application has been approved.
    • You may take the exam up to three (3) times during the eligibility period.
    • To learn more about the testing centers, please visit Prometric.
  • Take and Pass the PMP Exam
    • The PMP Exam is 200 questions with a 4 hour time limit.
    • Take the PMP Exam : The PMP Exam is 200 questions with a 4 hour time limit. The questions are broken down into 5 process groups; Initiation(13%), Planning(24%), Executing(31%), Monitoring and Controlling(25%), Closing(7%).

PMP Eligibility Requirements

Bachelor's degree or global equivalent

  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
  • 4,500 hours spent leading and directing projects
  • 35 contact hours of formal project management education

High school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent

  • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience
  • 7,500 hours spent leading and directing projects
  • 35 contact hours of formal project management education

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