PMP® Certification

Frequently asked questions

What is PMI®? – The Project Management Institute

PMI® is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than 600,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. It is a not-for-profit organization that advances the project management profession through globally recognized standards and certifications, collaborative communities compiling an extensive research program and providing the foundation for many professional development opportunities.

Learn more about PMI® at

What is the PMP® Certification?

The PMP® Credential was established in 1984 in order to recognize practitioners’ skills and knowledge in the project management field. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential is one of 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 successfully lead and direct projects.

Why take a PMP® Certification?

There are many reasons to get your PMP® Certification, but the main reason is to become a better project management. What makes PMP® certifications so special?

  • PMP® Certification prove your real work knowledge and experience. PMI explains that In an increasingly projectized world, professional certification ensures that project managers are ready to meet the demands of projects across the globe.
  • According to the PMI® Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, 2009- a the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential increases your salary by up to 10% and helps you stand out and better market yourself to prospective employers.
  • In a lot of cases can be the reason you get a job.

PMP® Certification are flexible, keep you up-to-date, encourage professional growth, help you get ahead and are renowned throughout the world.

What are PMP® requirements?

To apply for the PMP®, you need to have either:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s 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.

  • A secondary diploma (high school 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.

How to apply for PMP® Certification?

Following you can find the necessary steps to apply for you PMP® certification:

  • You must submit an application to PMI®. PMI® prefers that you apply using the online certification system at, but a printable PMP® application form is also available. You must reporter you educational background, project management experience and project management education.
  • Submit payment of examination fees.The credential fees are: US$405 (340€) for members and US$555 (465€) for nonmembers.
  • You will receive a notice authorizing you to make an appointment to take the exam
    you may be subject to an audit of your application. After successful completion of the audit you will receive a notice authorizing.
  • When you receive your authorization notice, you must pass the exam within one year.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is responsible for the PMP Certification process and it is subject to change without any notice. For a more detailed information, consult the PMP Handbook at (PMP® Certification)

How to mantain your PMP®?

A PMP® credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle for renew the PMP® credential. The cost of the PMP® credential renewal is US$60 for PMI members and US$150 for nonmembers.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is responsible for the PMP Certification process and it is subject to change without any notice.

Learn more about PMP® Certification at

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