How to Apply? What are the fees?
The Application ProcessThe PMP® application can be completed either online (at www.pmi.org)
or with paper forms. The new PMI online application process, allows you
to check on your status throughout the credentialing process. Details
are as below:
- Your certification fee must accompany your application (credit card only if online). The current fee is $405 for PMI members, $555 for non-members.
- Application must be submitted in English, ( PMP® exam is offered
in several languages ). Application forms are available for review
and/or download anytime at www.pmi.org. In signing your application, you agree to abide by the PMP® Code of Professional Conduct.
- Although PMI asks for 10 to 14 working days to process your
paper-based application, it’s actually much faster. Online applications
generally are processed within 48 to 72 hours.
- Once your application is approved, you will receive an eligibility
letter with identification code and detailed testing information. You
have one year to take the PMP® examination, which begins from the
date your application is approved.
- To help maintain quality and integrity in the PMP® certification
program, PMI audits 10% of applicants, who are notified electronically.
It’s best to assume that you’ll be one of them. The audit process
involves formal verification by your employer(s) and schools. Be
thorough, accurate, and honest with your application information.
- For detailed information on the eligibility and application process, download PMI’s PMP® Credential Handbook from www.pmi.org.
Note: PMI now requires candidates to document their
experience in leading/directing projects and performing tasks within
all domains except Professional and Social Responsibility. The
applications should be accompanied by:
- A current resume/CV detailing work experience and educational
background (please provide the name and complete address for all
employers and schools attended).
- A copy of diploma or transcript for baccalaureate or equivalent university degree
- Experience Verification Form(s) meeting criteria listed above
The Experience Verification Form is used by candidates to properly document and report project management experience. One Experience Verification Form must be submitted for each project
within the eligible timeframe. On the form, candidates must indicate
the number of hours worked in each of the five process areas. (
Initiating, planning, executing, controlling, closing )