Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
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PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.
PgMP credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realize organizational benefits not available if they were managed separately. It’s the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.
Who should apply?
If you’re a program manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex, multiple projects and align results to organizational goals; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PgMP credential is for you.
PgMP Eligibility Overview
To apply for the PgMP, you need to have either:
- A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and seven years (10,500 hours) of program management experience.
- A four year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience.
This is an overview of the requirements. For complete details regarding the PgMP eligibility requirements, please view the PgMP Handbook for further details.
If you have not gained enough experience in project and program management to meet these eligibility requirements, consider the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential.
Effective 1 November 2013, PMl no longer requires the Multi Rater Assessment evaluation as part of the application process for the Program Management Professional PgMP® credential. After careful consideration to improve the credential evaluation process, we are confident that we are able to assess the competence, education and skills of program management professionals with the comprehensive examination and panel review, which will still be required to earn the credential.
For more details on this change, please reference the updated PgMP Handbook
How to apply and prepare for the exam
Maintain Your PgMP
As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PgMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs 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 PgMP Handbook found on PMI.org.
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.