All About the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

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In an increasingly projectized world, PMI’s PMP certification ensures that you’re ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe.

With the PMP certification behind your name, you can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world, and with any project management methodology.

About PMI First:


PMI certification holders work in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction.

There are more than half a million PMI certification holders worldwide which is  a pretty large network to learn from and collaborate with


The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is one of the most important industry wide recognized certification for project managers. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP also increases your earning potential. PMP certification holders earn 17 percent more than their non-certified peers according to the Project Management Salary Survey—Eighth Edition.

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals.

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Who should apply for PMP Certification?




If you’re an experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of project delivery, leading and directing cross-functional teams, then the PMP is absolutely the right choice for you.


Pre-requisites for PMP Certification:



  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

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  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

Exam Price for Certification



Cost for a PMI Member is US$405 (PMI Membership for Individual Cost is $139.00)

Cost for Non-PMI Member is US$555



Gaining and Maintain PMP Certification:

  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and it’s a four hour online exam.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.


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