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PMI certifications prepare you to excel in any industry worldwide.

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In an increasingly projectized world, PMI professional certification ensures that you’re ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe. 

Developed by practitioners for practitioners, our certifications are based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet the real-world needs of organizations. With a PMI certification behind your name, you can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world, and with any project management methodology. 

Wherever you are in your career, we have a certification for you.

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  • PMP® Project Management Professional (PMP)®

    The PMP is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates your competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams.

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  • PgMP® Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

    Designed for those who manage multiple, complex projects to achieve strategic and organizational results.

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  • PfMP® Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®

    Our portfolio management certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. The PfMP demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.

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  • CAPM® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

    The CAPM demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.

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  • PMI-PBA® PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

    The PMI-PBA highlights your expertise in business analysis. It spotlights your ability to work effectively with stakeholders to define their business requirements, shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes.

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  • PMI-ACP® PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

    Created for those who believe in and apply agile principles and practices on projects. It requires a combination of training, experience and an exam. It also bridges agile approaches such as SCRUM, XP, LEAN and Kanban.

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  • PMI-RMP® PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

    The PMI-RMP certification recognizes demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks along with plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities.

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  • PMI-SP® PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

    The PMI-SP certification recognizes demonstrated knowledge and advanced experience in the specialized area of developing and maintaining project schedules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do I have to be a CAPM, PMP, or a PMI member to apply for other PMI certifications?

    No. No one certification serves as a prerequisite for another. You also do not have to be a PMI member to apply to become a certification holder.

  • How do I earn a PMI certification?

    To obtain a PMI certification, you must first meet the eligibility requirements outlined on these web pages and detailed in the certification handbooks. Then, you must pass an exam.

  • What are the eligibility requirements?

    The eligibility requirements for each certification are mentioned here and detailed in the handbook.

  • How do I complete the application?

    All certification applications are available online. Click the "Apply" button on these web pages. Please note that any missing information on the application will delay processing.

  • What supporting documentation should I send with my application?

    When submitting an application, you do not need to send documentation. However, you will be required to send supporting documentation if your application is selected for a random audit. To find out more about PMI's audit process, refer to the certification handbooks and the audit FAQs.

  • Once I pass the exam or evaluations, what next?

    You may refer to yourself as a certification holder although your certificate package can take six to eight weeks to arrive in the mail. Please refer to the "Use of Your PMI Certification" section of the handbooks for more details.

    You also can start making plans for maintaining your certification by familiarizing yourself with the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program and its requirements. More details on the CCR program can be found within the CCR Handbook.

  • How do I schedule a certification exam appointment?

    Once you are eligible, PMI will e-mail you examination scheduling instructions with your eligibility code, which you will need when scheduling your exam appointment at a Prometric testing center. You can schedule your exam appointment online or by telephone. Full details can be found in the certification handbook and within the examination scheduling instructions.

  • Where will the examination be given?

    All PMI computer-based exams are offered at all Prometric Testing Centers worldwide. You can check for locations on Prometric's website but you will need to have submitted your certification fees and received your examination scheduling instructions in order to schedule an exam appointment.

  • Are the exams available in languages other than English?

    The PMP and CAPM exams are translated into multiple languages. Please consult the respective certification handbooks for details on specific languages available. The PMI-ACP exam is available in English and Simplified Chinese. The PMI-PBA exam is available in English and will also be available in Simplified Chinese by mid-2016. Other certification exams are not currently translated, but PMI will notify you when translations are available.

  • If I fail the exam, can I take it again?

    If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it two more times within your one-year eligibility period. Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the certification handbook.

  • What happens if my eligibility expires and I have not taken the exam?

    Your application is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval. If you allow your eligibility to lapse, you must re-apply.


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