The PMP Application Process
Date: Monday, October 19 @ 00:43:54 EDT
Topic: PMConnection Articles




This article provides an overview of the latest PMP Exam application process.

Step 1: Confirm You’re Eligible
  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
OR
  • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Step 2: Gather Your info

Document your experience and training by gathering information about:
  • Projects you’ve led
- Where you've worked
- Your role and responsibilities
- Duration of projects
  • Training You’ve Completed
- Institutions attended
- Courses completed
- Qualifying hours

Step 3: Complete the Online Application
  • You’ll need a pmi.org account to begin

Application Checklist:
  • Ensure project entries represent professional project work experience only
  • List all projects individually
  • Use the true title of the project or basic descriptor of the project purpose
  • Ensure project descriptions are high level summaries of the project in total
  • Accurately indicate the number of team members who participated in the project and the budget for the project
  • If you are selected for the audit process, ensure you are able to obtain proper verification for the project experience

Project Description Guidance:
  • Project Objective
  • My Role
  • My Responsibilities
  • My Activities
  • Project Deliverables
  • Project Outcome

Each project description should be between 200-500 words long

Step 4: Your application will be reviewed
Step 5: Pay Exam Fee
  • Member Price: US$405
  • Non-Member Price: US$555
Step 6: Schedule your exam
  • See "How to Schedule Your PMP Exam" here.

Step 7: Pass the test!


Other useful information:
  • Is there still value in obtaining the PMP certification?  Answer here and then see the results from you peers.
  • Get a PMP Exam Prep Plan here.
  • Find the PMBOK® Glossary Terms and Definitions 6th Edition 2017 online here.
  • Get thousands of FREE PMP Exam Prep questions here.
  • PMP Exam Day Tips here.
  • Top 10 PMP Exam Prep Tips here







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