PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.
Benefits of choosing the PMP® certification are:
The PMP® recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you're an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.
To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP® examination, a 200-question, multiple-choice test.
Of the 200 questions, 25 questions are randomly placed pretest/dummy questions. Pretest questions do not affect the candidate's score and are used to gather statistical information on their performance in order to determine whether these questions will be used on future examinations
To apply for the PMP®, you need to have either:
A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate's degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
A four-year degree (bachelor's degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
Once you pass the PMP® certification, it is valid for a period of three years.During that time, you need to earn Professional Development Units or PDUs to keep your PMP® certification. In the case of the PMP®, you will need to acquire 60 PDUs during the three-tear cycle.Retaking of exam
Candidates will have three opportunities to take and pass the examination within their one-year eligibility period. If candidates do not succeed on the third attempt, candidates will have to wait one year before being permitted to test again.