PMP exam without having a job


I have quit my last company in Sep'13 and am currently on the look out for a new job. My question is in this time span, can I give my PMP Certification Exam without having a job on hand or is a job required for me to even apply. I have the required Project Management hours till Sep'13. However, if I do not fill any details for Oct'13, will my application be rejected ?





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 Yes you can give PMP even if you dont have a job. You should have 4500 hours experience. and meet other eligibility criteria. 

Thanks a lot for clearing my doubt as I was in 2 minds whether to give the exam only after I find a job or before that !!

I guess you need your exp in the last five years - and its not mandatory to be employed - I was jobless for 7 months when i gave the exam - so all the best and its belssing in disguise and you can your 100% for the exam - and you can crack it in max 2 months 

Can you also please confirm this doubt :

I have the required Project Management experience hours till Sep'13. However, if I do not fill any details for Oct'13, will my application be rejected ?

No it will not be.

~ Diba


I just saw your question and hope you've both earned your PMP certification and obtained a new position by now.. If not, I would be happy to discuss your exam issues/question with you. I teach PMP prep for so I'm sure I could help with your questions. Email me at if you wish.

You can attempt the exam even though you are not having a job. But it is not sure about having the Certification you will be just given the training why because for opting Certification you need to have a minimum 3years of experience

There are certain institutes which provide the training and certification of PMP  one among them is AADSEducation

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Ashlyn's picture

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