PMI is the world’s largest non-profit membership association for the project management profession. Its professional resources empower members and credential holders to enhance their careers, and further mature the profession.
One of the certifications provided by PMI is the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification. To achieve this certification, individuals must satisfy all educational and experiential requirements established by PMI and must demonstrate an acceptable and valid level of understanding and knowledge about project management that is tested by the Project Management Professional Certification Examination.
The credential is designed for practising project managers (or team leaders) with a minimum of three years experience in a leadership role who meet the following requirements:
With a Primary Degree from a named list of universities, PMP® candidates must:
Without a degree, PMP® candidates must:
The first step in the application process requires completing the online (or paper-based) application forms to be reviewed by PMI.
Once your online application has been assessed and determined to be complete, PMI will send you an electronic notification to submit payment of the credential fee.
To submit a payment, you need to select your examination delivery method and request any special facilities on the online certification system.
After making your payment, you will receive examination schedule instructions from PMI. You have 1 year to sit and pass the exam from the date the PMI confirm the approval of your application. The exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete them.
A PMP® must commit to ongoing professional development and continuing education to maintain the credential. They must adhere to this standard by obtaining a minimum of sixty (60) Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years.