What is PMP ? Am I Eligible?
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) sponsors a project
management certification program. The purpose and goal of this program
is the development, maintenance, evaluation, promotion and
administration of a rigorous, examination-based, professional
certification program of the highest caliber.
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Program supports the
international community of project management professionals and is
designed to objectively assess and measure professional knowledge. PMP
Program requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly,
impartially and consistent with applicable laws.
To achieve PMP certification, each candidate 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. In addition, those
who have been granted the PMP credential (certificants) must
demonstrate ongoing professional commitment to the field of project
management by satisfying Professional Development Program requirements.
Benefits of Certification
Enrolling in PMP offers individuals a wide range of important
benefits. The PMP designation following your name demonstrates to
current and potential employers that you possess a solid foundation of
experience and education in project management that can have a positive
impact on bottom-line results. The PMP designation symbolizes knowledge
and accomplishment and is highly regarded by colleagues and employers.
As a certified PMP, you will proudly join a successful group of
professionals who are enriching and advancing their careers in the
project management profession.
Candidates applying for PMP Certification must satisfy the educational and experiential requirements:
• At the time of application, the candidate holds a baccalaureate
(bachelors) or equivalent university degree and has a minimum of 4,500
hours of project management experience within the five (5) process
groups (Initiation, Planning, Controlling, Execution and Closing).
• The number of hours on the Experience Verification Form(s) must
total at least 4,500 hours and the project dates must indicate that the
candidate has at least three (3) years of project management experience
within the six-year (6) period prior to the application.
• Candidates must indicate at least thirty-six (36) unique
(non-overlapping) months of project management experience on the
Experience Verification Form(s) to satisfy the three-year (3)
requirement. Candidates applying to sit for the PMP® Certification
Examination will also be required to submit proof for a minimum of 35
hours of project management education.
Candidates will be asked to list the course names, institutions, dates, and hours for each project management class submitted