PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

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PMI’s Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-SP® fills the need for a specialist role in project scheduling.

It recognizes your unique expertise and competence to develop and maintain project schedules, while still possessing core knowledge skills in all areas of project management.

Who should apply?

The PMI-SP demonstrates skill and competence in the specialized area of project scheduling. The scheduling specialist role on your project teams is becoming more important to an organization's success. Be an asset to your organization. Hone your basic project management skills and showcase your specialized expertise in scheduling to employers with the PMI-SP credential.

Project Scheduling Certification Requirements

To apply for the PMI-SP, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least 5,000 hours of project scheduling experience and 40 hours of project scheduling education.

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent), with at least 3,500 hours of project scheduling experience and 30 hours of project scheduling education.

This is an overview of the requirements. For complete details regarding the PMI-SP eligibility requirements, please view the PMI-SP Handbook for further details.

How to apply and prepare for the exam

Maintain Your PMI-SP Certification

As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMI-SP credential holder will need to earn 30 PDUs in the specialized area of project scheduling per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMI-SP Handbook found on

If you’re ready to report your activities, visit PMI’s online CCR system to report PDUs and view your certification records. You can download a printable PDU activity reporting form.

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