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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Qualifications and Training

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

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent). A 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* and 35 hours of project management education,

or

  • A Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent). A minimum five years / 60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience  during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project* and 35 hours of project management education.

*Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline. You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience submitted on the application. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

You have to apply to the Project Management Institute before you can sit the exam. There’s a strict protocol as they have to authenticate that the above criteria has been met prior to exam attendance.

PMP® exam format

  • The exam consists of 200 questions
  • Of the 200 questions , 25 are considered pre-test questions
  • Pre-test questions do not affect the score
  • Computer based testing is the standard method of administration for PMI examinations .
  • The allotted time for the CBT examination is four hours
  • Exams are available via testing centres (prometric)

 

To take a look at our current selection of Project Management Professional (PMP)® courses, click here