PMP Experience Requirement


I am a Project Management Professional preparing for PMP certification.

I have worked as a project Manager from Mar - 2010 to June - 2013 accumalating the required 5000Hrs of PM experience. 

I was on medical/maternity from July 2013 - Present. 

Will this be a problem ? Will this lead my application to an audit ?

Has anyone been in this situation in the past. 

Appreciate the response. 


Hi Kanica,

I don't think that would be problem, you can chose to show your PM experience in the last 8 years, not necessarily the most recent one.

You may or may not be selected for an audit which is random but not for the above reason.



saketbansal's picture

As said, you qualify for it since you need to have 3 years of Project Management experience in last 8 years (this date start from your application date ). So if you are not working better you do this fast since the time is counted from the date you apply.

Here is one blog which can help you in filling the application form well.

You should visit the following link and download free PMP Exam Prep guide 
This guide gives complete information about the PMP Exam, including:
* Eligibility Criteria for the PMP Exam
* Pros & cons of different modes of training
* Study approach to pass the exam in first attempt
* Suggested PMP exam preparation schedule
* Recommended study material for the exam prep
 In addition to the above guide you can also refer to 25 Frequently Asked Question on PMI PMP Audit Process 
Good luck.
javeedarsh's picture

As all are said you have eligbility to appear their is no issues in it.

Go ahead, we have to enlarge our natio with PMP pundits

Hello Kanica
Well, Your's is not at all a problem. Never think it as a problem rather than search for the better Solution. The best thing I say is to go through any Institute who will provide the entire guidelines about Project Management Professional training and Certification. One of my friend also had a similar situation like you he was staying in Kuwait, but previously he was in India due to specific reasons he went to Kuwait then he opted for certain institutes in Kuwait who provide PMP Certification in Kuwait Luckily he found them got all his queries Cleared and also he is now a PMP Certified Professional

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