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.

Eligibility Criteria

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


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Please clear my doubt about PMP..As you have already certifed PMP..I have around 3.6 Year of IT experience..Crrently helding the role of SAP Consultant and mainly on the SAP ERP implementation side..

Will it be beneficial for me in career prospect..As I am giving it so early in Feb 2013(Target)..

Whether I am right candidate for giving this exam..

I am involved in project's of SAP but not any project management experience but played key role in implementation..

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To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

Educational Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent)

Minimum five years/60 months unique nonoverlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project*

35 contact hours of formal education


Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent)

Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project*

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Hello All,

I'm a newbie and am determine and passionate about obtaining a PMP cert. However I need to verify my eligibility...I have not held an official PM position however I have performed 1 year of PM type of duties  but that was between 2002-2004, although I may already have enough, how are other ways that you calculated your hours to qualify?

Thank you,


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 I have a few friends who are diploma holders and have a lot of PM experience and over 15yrs work experience. Will they qualify. Are they eligible. Their education pattern will be 10+2+1.

Please advice......Gopal N

Last 10 years I am working as software developer. I handled projects with Informix 4gl, Vb.Net. 

 My work area include study and understand project requirements, database desiging, actual coding, sqls, screen designing,  implementation of the system, users training, online support to users, maintainance and upgradation of systems.

  Now I want to boost up my career. Can I go for PMP? Am I eligible for it?

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Pre-requisite Requirements

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with a minimum of five years (7,500 hours) of project management and 35 hours of project management education (Or)
  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and a minimum three years (4500 hours) of project management experience and 35 hours of project management education.

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The statistic say that PMP certified people have got hike 35% higher than the non PMP project managers in last 3 years. This trend is evolving and companies are getting benefited from the PMBOK and its crisp and clear definition of the fundamentals in the project management areas. Testudaan is a platform which help to get quick peek into the fundamentals through Multiple Choice questions (MCQ) and test the depth of your knowledge faster. www.testudaan.com can provide your quick overview of the material your require to get PMP certified.

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Is there any difference in the definition of PMP from PMBOK 6th?

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There are no prerequisites for this program. A candidate needs to obtain Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate's Degree, or globally comparable) with at least 5 years of Project Management and 7,500 hours handling project and 35 hours of Project Management Education.
Alternately, the learner must possess a 4-year degree (Bachelor's Degree or globally comparable) and at least 3 years of Project Management experience, including 4,500 hours in leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of Project Management Education.