Project Management Professional (PMP)®


The PMP® is changing

Why is PMI®s flagship certification changing? See how the PMP is positioned to remain the gold standard for project professionals around the world.

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

*Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Ninth Edition

Who Should Apply?

An experienced project manager who meets 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.


For more information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook.


Gain and Maintain Your PMP

  • The PMP application will require you to organize your work experience.See what you need to apply.
  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.

Price

Member: 23,459.00

Non-member: 42,863.00


Pre-requisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education OR
    CAPM certification
OR
  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education OR
    CAPM certification


This information is just an overview of the eligibility requirements. For complete details, see the PMP® Handbook. If you don’t meet the requirements for the PMP®, consider the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

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