Project Management
Professional (PMP)

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About the PMP

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.

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. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

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?

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

Gain and Maintain Your PMP
  • 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.
Price Member US$405Non-member US$555
  • 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
  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

This information is just an overview of the eligibility requirements. For complete details, see the PMP Handbook. If you don’t meet the requirements for the PMP, consider the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.