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Maintaining your Credential

PMI’s New Code of
Ethics and Professional Conduct
PMI credential holders and members must now adhere to a new Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, updated and launched earlier this year. Read More

GLOBAL FOCUS
Latin America
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific
North America
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MEGA SeminarsWorld®, 16–19 July, Orlando, Florida, USA, will feature 31 seminars, a keynote address, breakfast speakers and more.

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Earn 17 Professional Development Units (PDUs), 6–9 October, at PMI Global Congress 2007—North America, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Congress will feature some of the world’s leading practitioners, instructors and visionaries in the field of project management, and will be followed by SeminarsWorld®, 10–13 October, where you can earn up to 28 additional PDUs.

 
 
FEATURES
PgMP Leads the Way as a New Global Credential
Broader Horizons

As the pilot period comes to an end, PMI plans to launch the Program Management Professional (PgMPSM) as a new globally recognized, technologically advanced credential.

For other PMI credentials, candidates apply for and schedule their examinations using PMI’s web-based certification software. But with the PgMP credential, PMI will take advantage of technology improvements to introduce a new three-step evaluation process for candidates to obtain the credential. These steps include:

  1. Application Review. As always, applicants will use the online certification system to document their education and project and program management experience. Now, the software system allows a panel of program managers from across the globe to evaluate applicants’ professional work experience. The panel is able to conduct their reviews from multiple regions.
  2. Examination. Once an application is approved, the candidate is eligible for the multiple-choice examination that evaluates his or her ability to apply program management knowledge to both situational and scenario-based questions. The examination will be available to candidates around the world at all Prometric test centers.
  3. Multi-rater Assessment (MRA). Candidates who pass the examination progress to the MRA. This web-based procedure is similar to a 360-degree review process in which the candidate selects a team of raters who assess his or her performance on tasks pertinent to program management. PMI makes use of web technology to administer this assessment globally.

Updates to PMI’s web-based certification system not only allow for this new credential process, but also enable PMI to introduce scaled scoring for two of the three PgMP evaluations—the examination and the MRA.

This type of scoring is designed to measure candidates’ performance against a minimum proficiency level known as the passing point. It allows PMI to update assessments quickly, maintain the rigor of the assessment and ensure all assessments are of equal difficulty.

The research and development behind the launch of this credential has provided PMI with information to strengthen processes and keep them consistently fair to all project management practitioners.

Web-based software will enable global access to the PgMP application directly from PMI.org. For more information on scaled scoring, visit the online FAQs.

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Question & Answer Forum
If you have a question that you would like answered in a future edition of the Q&A Forum, e-mail us at pmp-passport@pmi.org.

Due to space limitations, only selected questions and answers will appear. Questions specific to your individual certification can be directed to customercare@pmi.org.

Q: What if I earn more than 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs)—the required amount—during my three-year credential cycle?
A: If you earn more than 60 PDUs in the three-year credential cycle, you may carry over a maximum of 20 PDUs for your next credential cycle once you renew your credential. It is important to note that only PDUs earned during the third year of your credential cycle can be carried over. PMI recommends that you report the PDUs accumulated most recently for the new credential cycle and hold onto all certificates and records of courses and activities completed.

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Give Your Input

In this issue of PMP Passport, PMI is asking for your feedback.

Have you recently renewed your PMP credential? If so, please explain how maintaining your credential has benefited:

  • You in your role as a project manager
  • Your career path
  • Your organization.

Please provide specific details about the activities that enabled you to generate PDUs that you have used to maintain your credential. Respond here.

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