Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification2 min to read

Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and,unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP is truly global. As a PMP, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

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.

 The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

Who Should Apply?

An experienced project manager who meets the following requirements:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.

For more information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook .

Prerequisites

  • 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

OR

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

Price

Member: US$405.00
Non-member: US$555.00

Gain and Maintain Your PMP

  • The PMP application will require you to organize your work experience. See what you need to apply.
  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.


Jigar Balani is an IT Professional and holds PMP certification. Currently working in the role of PMO and have held several roles ranging from Project Manager (Service Management implementation, handling Infrastructure projects) to Service Delivery Manager. He started career with humble beginnings and through the hunger of knowledge and performances sped through varied roles. You can stay connected with him via social media too.

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