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PMP® Project Management Professional

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 PMP® 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.

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Who is the PMP® credential for?

The PMP® 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:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables
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Eligibility Criteria

Category 1

With a Primary Degree from a named list of universities, PMP® candidates must:

  • Document at least three calendar years of experience in project management (during the past eight years), including at least 4,500 hours of experience within the five recognised project management process groups.
  • Document at least 35 contact hours of formal training in project management. How to obtain Contact Hours?
  • Pass the PMP® certification exam.
Category 2

Without a degree, PMP® candidates must:

  • Document at least five calendar years of experience in project management (within the past eight years), including at least 7,500 hours of experience within the five recognised project management process groups.
  • Document at least 35 contact hours of formal training in project management.  How to obtain Contact Hours?
  • Pass the PMP® certification exam.

Application Process

How to achieve PMP® credentials
1. Complete Application Forms

The first step in the application process requires completing the online (or paper-based) application forms to be reviewed by PMI.

2. Application Assessed 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.

3. Submit Credential Fee

To submit a payment, you need to select your examination delivery method and request any special facilities on the online certification system.

4. PMP® Examination

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.

5. Recertification

A PMP® must commit to ongoing professional development and continuing education to maintain the credential. PMPs® must adhere to this standard by obtaining a minimum of sixty (60) Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years.

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PMP® Handbook

Detailed information about the PMP® application and exam process is available on PMI.org.

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